Sugar - Pure, white and deadly

For many years I truly believed that sugar just caused cavities in your teeth and for you to put weight on because it was just empty calories. I used to add a teaspoon of sugar to many of the dishes that I used to cook from Bolognaise to curry and even Shepherd's Pie. Then I found out the truth. Oh my goodness. It really is pure, white and deadly and causes many serious health problems. Cancer cells are fed by sugar and so you really need to eliminate it from your diet.

For many months I cut out sugar completely from what I ate and it wasn't the easiest things I have done but when the stakes are high I felt I had no choice. Now, though I do make some super health cakes using alternatives to the white sugar I used to use. Rapadura sugar is dehydrated cane juice
and the smell is just divine and I use that for my fermented Kombusha. In cooking I try to use either rice syrup, Sweet Freedom or honey, although I use far less that I ever would have in the past. A really good natural sweetener is stevia, especially in liquid form, although I know you can use the green powder but it tends to leave more of a bitter after taste.

Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, is one of the leading experts on sugar and how it is broken down by the body. In addition to being the lecturer responsible for the video "Sugar: The Bitter Truth," Dr. Lustig is also a leading expert on childhood obesity and his passion for helping children comes across in the film. In this lecture, Dr. Lustig informs you how sugar is a toxic substance that wreaks havoc on the body. In the US the number one source of calories is fructose so this information should not be taken lightly. Where the States lead, we in the UK often follow. The average U.S. citizen consumes around 150 grams of sugar each DAY, whereas, a number of experts believe that an acceptable amount of daily sugar may be as low as 25 grams per day.

Once you taste buds get used to less or no sugar you soon become used to how food should taste and if you then go back and try an old favourite it really does taste revolting. Trust me and see for yourself.