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- Publisher: Clear Path Publishing (April 16, 2015)
- Publication Date: April 16, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00W92ZLXI
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High Fructose Corn Syrup: Sugar Substitute Or Evil Twin Kindle Edition
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The facts are clear, everybody knows them and can see the effects when congregating with people anywhere.
“… Many people can’t get through half a day, let alone an entire day without consuming sugar in one form or another…”
Author Robert Lalonde’s book quotes numbers - that the average American consumes about 152 pounds of added sugar per year, though it seems lately this number has been adjusted… to 76.7 pounds.
I for one am suspicious about these numbers when it comes to sugar. Obviously if somebody wanted to find out how much coffee the average American drinks, that organization needed to find out how much coffee was sold at every outlet that sells coffee beans to private shoppers and commercial organizations, then do a couple of surveys, to figure how many people can do without coffee, and figure it out. This number could be more or less precise by either looking at the numbers of sold coffee (beans and ground) only, or also to include a number for the coffee which might get turned into coffee flavoring (if there even is any real coffee in these foods…)
But, what about sugar? It’s in almost everything. The other day I read that corn syrup can even be found in flavoured milk, and other foods, in which you wouldn't expect it, like Stouffer's French Bread Pizza. I have stopped eating ketchup years ago, precisely for that reason. I want to eat ketchup made from tomatoes not corn. If that’s not available I can do without this condiment.
So, how does one add these numbers, of all sugar which is added to any kind of foods? It might be almost impossible, but one thing is certain, - the huge number of sources leaves ample room for (potentially) manipulating statistics.
Even if it true that Americans consume only 76.7 lbs of added sugar per year, somebody out there must be eating about 130 pounds of sugar because I don’t even have any at my house. I use sweetened coffee creamer (the flavored kind) but no sugar whatsoever. And, I have stopped drinking soda altogether almost two decades ago.
Reading Robert Lalonde’s book I was wondering if this is the secret to my health. He writes, “ First sugar compromises the immune function of the body. Just two cans of soda contain over 18 teaspoons of sugar and that’s enough to reduce the efficiency of white blood cells by 90 percent for up to five hours.”
Lalonde concludes, ”If you happen to be exposed to a virus or bacteria within five hours of drinking two colas, your immune system would be unable to fight off the invader. “
My friends know it – I haven’t been sick in years. Is that because I avoid sugar at all costs?
I think everybody should read this book to form his or her own opinion.
Gisela Hausmann, author & blogger
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