Sugar Kills; Why Detoxification Makes Sense!
A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has found that sugary soft drinks make you older. An 8-ounce drink will age a healthy adult by two years, and a 20-ounce drink adds four-and-a-half years to one’s age.
What Are Telomeres?
Scientists examined the Telomere length of over 5000 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted around the turn of this century.
Telomeres protect our chromosomes. Without the telomeres, individual chromosomes could get tangled up with each other. With each division of the chromosomes (and the cell), the telomeres shorten a bit. When the telomeres are too short, the cell can’t divide anymore and dies.
Can We Reverse The Damage?
Scientists have shown a correlation between telomere length and aging. The good (and bad) news is that telomeres are affected by external factors as well. We can lengthen them to some extent by reducing stress, sleeping more, and eating healthy food. And, as the recent study has shown, we can also accelerate the shortening of telomeres – by drinking too much sugary soda.
The process of detoxification removes the toxins, like sugar, that damage the cells in our bodies. If sugar can age you by destroying telomeres, imagine what DDT and other man-made toxins are doing to you.
Humans and Sugar
Humans were not designed to eat large amounts of sugar in any form it may take: white and brown sugar, corn syrup, sucrose, dextrose, fructose, maltose, barley malt, honey, rice syrup and maple syrup. Sugar is highly alluring, creating the same reaction in your brain as heroine, for pennies on the dollar. No wonder so many people crave sugar all day. And this addiction has a direct connection to our health care and medical costs. Here is a short list of the damage sugar can do to us
- Weight Gain-Obesity
- Deprives Body of Vitamins & Minerals
- Raise Blood Pressure, Triglycerides, Bad Cholesterol
- Increase the Risk of Heart Disease
- Tooth & Periodontal Disease
- Impair Learning & Concentration, Cause Forgetfulness
- Suppress the Immune System
- Upsets Hormonal Balance
- Supports Growth of Cancer Cells
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