A Single Change to Drastically Improve Your Health in 10 Days
What if there was one thing you could do to lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure, improve liver function and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes – in just 10 days?
And you could still eat potato chips and pizza?
All you’d have to do it cut out added sugar. Not fruit, just the added sugar in processed foods.
A Groundbreaking Study Revealed..
A team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco recently discovered that when 43 obese children were given a 10-day diet that was completely free of added sugar, their health drastically improved.1 Blood pressure and LDL cholesterol dropped. Fasting blood glucose and insulin levels decreased. Liver function tests improved.
The results were striking and immediate in indicating that simply cutting sugar can reverse metabolic disease in children.
Kids still ate many of the fun foods they’re used to and the same caloric intake – just no sweetened cereals, yogurts and pastries. Nothing sweet except fruit.
Virtually every aspect of metabolic health improved without a change in weight.
“This study demonstrates that ‘a calorie is not a calorie,’ said lead author Robert Lustig, MD, MSL, pediatric endocrinologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco. “Where those calories come from determines where in the body they go. Sugar calories are the worst, because they turn to fat in the liver, driving insulin resistance, and driving risk for diabetes, heart, and liver disease. This has enormous implications for the food industry, chronic disease, and health care costs.”
About Those Low-Calorie, Low-Fat Foods…
The food industry spends big money to convince you that these “diet” foods are a healthy choice. The problem? The added sugar is literally poison in your system.
Forget about counting calories and start reading ingredients. Focus on whole foods without the added sugar.
There’s a reason that the Heart and Stroke Foundation recommends that no more than 10% of the calories we consume in an average 2,000 calorie a day diet come from added sugars. That’s approximately 12 grams of sugar and one can of soda is about 85% of that. If you then consider all the fruit juices, cereals, pastries and condiments, you see how easy it is to go well beyond the recommended maximum.
It’s an Addiction
The form of sugar typically found in processed foods is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This stuff has been getting a bad rap in recent years, leading the food industry to unsuccessfully campaign to rename it “corn sugar.” Now they’re calling an even sweeter version of it “fructose” in an attempt to steer clear of the notorious original name.
They’re running from the science which revealed that HFCS can cause chemical, behavioral and neurobiological reactions similar to those produced by addictive drugs such as cocaine.2
The study’s lead author, Dr. Francesco Leri, concluded that “addiction to unhealthy foods could help explain the global obesity epidemic.”
How to Quit
It’s simply a matter of doing something similar to what those 43 kids in the study did. Cut out added sugar.
Easier said than done, we know. Start by:
1. Choosing more whole foods and less processed stuff.
2. Add a bit less sugar to your coffee each day.
3. Eat more fruit.
4. Cut out one thing a week and start with soda!
5. Try a natural, lower glycemic sugar like Coconut Palm Sugar! It is made by evaporating coconut sap from the tropical palm flowers. Farmers gently cut the buds and collect the sweet nectar using traditional methods, then the syrup is kettle-warmed, dehydrated, and ground into crystals to make a delicious sweetener. Coconut palm sugar has a full, unique, delightful caramel taste and dissolves easily in liquids.
Remember that over time, your palate can and will change. Someday the foods and drinks you love now may actually reveal themselves to be what they truly are: sickeningly sweet.
1 – “Isocaloric fructose restriction and metabolic improvement in children with obesity and metabolic syndrome.” Robert H. Lustig. Obesity: A Research Journal, Volume 24, Issue 2, pages 453–460, February 2016.
2 – “Addiction to unhealthy foods could help explain the global obesity epidemic, research suggests.” Canadian Association for Neuroscience. Francesco Leri, ScienceDaily, 22 May 2013.
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