This chart should scare the hell out of everyone. Look at the rates. This comes from processed food and the abundance of the sugar industry selling their heroine to every food company in the United States. They knew their product would create a windfall of millions in their pockets
Like so many other companies that put profit over people: Monsanto, Pharmaceutical companies, Round Up, Johnson and Johnson, talcum powder and the list goes on and on and on. Wonder why so many women have breast cancer? How many chemicals have we put on our bodies since we were babies: powder, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, gel, makeup, makeup remover, nails, polish, perfume….
We have allowed these companies to use us as human test subjects long enough. Now, they claim they want to help by offering “cures” to the problems they created. Enough is enough. It is time that we take care of this by our own selves with the help of each other.
I know how hard it is to “quit sugar”. It should be considered a lethal weapon. Mix that with hormones and teen age angst and mid-life angst and “screw it” attitudes and you have something ready to explode.
Life is not about ALL or NOTHING. There is nothing but gray. When working to take in less sugar, start with mixing sugar with a healthier alternative. Your taste buds need time to acclimate. It’s not fair to change everything all at once. Start with one meal and move from there.
In honor of this month which should be National NO MORE diabetes Month: here are some ways to give yourself the taste of what you want without consuming the calories and sugar you don’t want.
Here is a list of alternatives you can use for taming that sweet tooth and moving away from sugar:
- Mashed bananas: in a hurry? Use babyfood bananas. In place of sugar in baking, oatmeal and smoothies.
- Maple Syrup
- Coconut sugar
- Frozen juice concentrate
- Yacon Syrup