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Table sugar comes from the sugar cane, and for this reason is often deemed ‘natural’.  Well as you may have guessed, man once again got his hand to it and messed it up.

The sugar (white or brown) you put in your cereal, coffee, tea or your baking has been refined seventeen times! This refining process strips the sugar of all it’s natural fiber, minerals and vitamins. You are left with a bare Glucose-fructose molecule - that does not exist on it’s own in nature. The body knows what to do with Glucose, but not fructose. Fructose goes directly to the liver and gets converted to fat!


Glucose on the other hand can be used for fast energy as it does not need to be digested , it can simply be absorbed. Thus the reason for its fast (and negative) effect on the blood sugar. It makes the blood sugar rise almost instantly to which the body’s response is secretion of a lot of insulin to bring down the blood sugar - but because the blood sugar rises so fast, it looks like a runaway situation to the body, the body over-compensates. This results in a fast drop in blood sugar, and, storing FAT around the waistline!


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Refined sugar is lethal when ingested by humans because it provides only that which nutritionists describe as empty or naked calories. In addition, sugar is worse than nothing because it drains and leeches the body of precious vitamins and minerals through the demand it’s digestion, detoxification and elimination make upon the entire system.

So essential is balance to our bodies, that we have many ways to provide against the sudden shock of a heavy intake of sugar. Minerals such as sodium (from salt), potassium and Magnesium (from vegetables) and calcium (from bones) are mobilized and used in chemical transmutation; neutral acids are produced which attempt to return the acid-alkaline balance factor of the blood to a normal state.

Sugar taken every day produces a continuously over-acid condition, and more and more minerals are needed from deep in the body in the attempt to rectify the imbalance. Finally, in order to protect the blood, so much calcium is taken from the bones and teeth that decay and general weakening begin.

Sugar Blues, by William Dufty 



So to summarize: Sugar makes you fat, makes you acid - which leads to more than 150 degenerative diseases, suppress your immune system and is an addictive mind-altering drug. Maybe you should re-consider next time you want to take that cola drink on a hot day…!


Alternatives to sugar.

Brown sugar is no better than white sugar (also called sucrose). Brown sugar is simply white sugar with some molasses added.


Artificial Sweeteners also called non-nutritive sweeteners gets their sweetness from chemicals produced in laboratories - NON natural! Some of these chemicals include, aspartame, Acesulfame K, sucralose, Saccharin, Sodium cyclamate etc. PLEASE don’t be fooled into thinking that just because a sweetener is sold in a health store, its healthy or good for you…!


Xylitol is an alcohol sugar. For this reason it makes you very acid, and we now know how acid causes a lot of secondary health issues. It can further induce stomach cramps or diarrhea. A range of similar sugar alcohols exist as well, these include: Glycol, Mannitol, Sorbitol, Isomalt, Maltitol, Lactitol etc.


Fructose 

Fructose is usually derived from corn, and can cause dangerous growths of fat cells around vital organs and is able to trigger the early stages of diabetes (insulin resistance) and heart disease.

It can lead to elevated levels of triglyceride levels, depletion of essential nutrients in the body, elevated blood pressure and even cancer.

Studies have shown that fructose, a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks, can damage human metabolism and is fueling the obesity crisis.

Again, don’t be fooled into thinking fructose is good, as it is still touted as ‘healthy’ by some so called ‘health experts’.


Rapendura Sugar is a natural product from Brazil and is evaporated cane sugar. Although it will still give you a sugar high, it has not been robbed of all the good nutrients that is obtained in the sugar cane. This is a healthier alternative to sugar and can be used in baking.


Agave syrup (if organic) is a natural alternative to sugar, is generally well tolerated and can be used in baking.


Honey (raw) is about as natural as a sweetener come. The only thing is that in nature we would not be able to get it in the vast quantities that we consume it in modern days. Honey can be used as sweetening agent in tea, coffee and baking. It’s also doubles as a natural anti-biotic, burn remedy etc.


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Stevia is an extract from the leafs of the stevia plant. It does not spike the blood sugar and actually supports the pancreas. It can be used in baking, but high heat can destroy it and the result may be an unsweetened product. Stevia comes in powder form which can be stamped into tiny pills or be dissolved in water for ease of use.




The unholy trinity

Wheat, dairy and sugar.


So the wheat, causes digestive problems and can end up in the blood, causing eczema, constipation, chronic allergies and a range of mind related issues.

Dairy increases the mucus production in the body, which leads to chronic allergies, sinusitis and a range of mind related issues.

Sugar makes you fat, unable to focus, suppress your immune system which leads to chronic allergies and other diseases.

That’s why we say, NO - WHEAT, DAIRY and SUGAR

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