Pretty Much Everything We Eat Is Full Of Sugar, And That’s A Major Problem — Our Better Health

Additives sure aren’t adding to your health. A frighteningly large portion of the calories and sugar North Americans eat comes from ultra-processed foods, which are tinkered with even more than regularly processed foods and may contribute to serious health issues like Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Researchers from Tufts University and the […]

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17 thoughts on “Pretty Much Everything We Eat Is Full Of Sugar, And That’s A Major Problem — Our Better Health

    1. Meowser Ms. Charles, we feel the same way about sugar. While cleaning the pantry, mom found a 5# bag of sugar… it was in the far back corner, and she suspects it has been there for years…. It got thrown out unopened because we don’t use the stuff.
      Purrseidon

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      1. I used to buy organic sucanat (I’m sure that is spelled wrong). It is a minimally refined sugar which I would use instead but even that went unused for so long I had to throw it out. Now I just use a little honey but only occasionally.

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  1. I love sugar! And I totally agree that it is addictive 😦 I buy raw sugar and eat sparingly. I eat lots of fresh and frozen fruit. I try to track what I eat and read all ingredients. Oh, and I love Ice Cream! I will struggle till the day I die to keep it under control. But fortunately I do not have diabetes, even though many extended family members do. UGH.

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    1. Pops loves fruit and sweets, too. So far, so good on him and diabetes, too…. Mom has made some comments that make me think diabetes could be associated with lectins and carbohydrates as much as sugar.
      Purrseidon

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      1. Yes! Carbohydrates are another type of sugar! In this opposite side of the ocean where pasta is a cult, on the food labels it must be written: “carbo are xxx grams of which xxx are sugar” to help diabetes people to know what they eat.
        Ciao
        Sid

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      2. Sid, when the folks lived in Panama, they realized that many of the indigenous people lived on rice and beans… carbs and lectins… They also noticed that the group had a lot of trouble with diabetes. Each week, we eat about a loaf of homemade bread, and might have a meal with pasta or rice, but we don’t eat sugar at all.
        Purrseidon

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      1. Yes, that is the type we have…. We’ve heard that Morton dusts the salt they process with talc so the salt doesn’t clog the shakers when it gets humid…. I don’t think talk is healthy, either.
        Purrseidon

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  2. As i have said for years, sugar is an addictive drug! Our bodies are meant to have to extract it from our foods like fruits and veggies, not get it in direct form with no fiber and micronutrients. The more you have, the more you crave, so it is best avoided.

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    1. PURRCISELY!!!!!
      Sugar is horrible stuff … yes, it is a drug, but in this kitty’s opinion, if you over-indulge longterm, it will make you very, very ill because it’s foul effects seem to build up.
      Purrseidon

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