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Reduce The Damaging Effects Of Sugar On Your Brain

I have written about sugar a number of times. To read further check out:

The war on sugar

Soft drink makers again pushing sugar  WSJ

The sugar addiction cycle – Infographic

How much sugar is in that? Infographic

drinking a glass of sugar

Push those Omega 3’s.


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In 2014 North Americans consumed an average of about 27 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup each.

Fructose consumption can damage hundreds of genes.

But the good news is that DHA — an omega 3 fatty acid — can reverse this damage, scientists have discovered.

Fructose is a sugar commonly found in the Western diet.

Most of the fructose in the American diet comes from high-fructose corn syrup or is consumed in sweetened drinks, syrups, honey and desserts.

According to the Department of Agriculture, in 2014 each American consumed about 27 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup.

In addition, most baby food and fruit contains fructose.

However, the absorption of the fruit sugar is mostly slowed down by the fibre in fruit.

On top of that there are other healthy components found in fruit which are important for the body and the brain.

Our brain cell membranes…

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The war on sugar

Really interesting post on the impact of sugar, especially fructose on our bodies.

To read more on the soft drink aspect, please check out my Page – What’s Wrong With Soft Drinks?


Focus on food safety

The sweetness of ice cream can be overwhelming. The sweetness of ice-cream can be overwhelming.

The sweet tooth seems to require a treat now and then. But why are most food manufacturers overdoing the sweetness thingy. You have an ice-cream treat and although it initially tastes nice, after half is consumed you feel the sugar molecules crawling in your mouth with the sugar taste lingering for several hours. The same with a blueberry cheesecake. The sweetness is just overwhelming.

I could go on and on. I am not after sugar replacements, I just want the sweetness to be toned down.

Trend to reduce sugar intake

Actually, reducing sugar intake has become a key concern amongst many consumers. In a recent 2,500-strong European consumer survey, a quarter of those asked preferred low sugar food products, findings that seem to confirm the continuing shift in consumer efforts to reduce sugar intake. They also found that more than 60% of those surveyed…

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How Harmful is High Fructose Corn Syrup? – Infographic

High fructose corn syrup accounts for 40 percent of the sweetness in processed foods. Check out this infographic to see what it means to the body.


To read further on the dangers of diet soda, check out

What’s Wrong With Drinking Diet Soda Daily?
Is it Harmful to Drink Diet Soda Every Day?
Is Diet Soda Bad For You?
Does Diet Coke Make You Fat?



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Can You Be Addicted to Sugar?

Tony and I have had debates on the blog and in person about whether I’m addicted to diet soda.

While I’ll debate that one, there’s one thing I know I’m addicted to and that’s sugar and sweet foods, such as chocolate and chocolate cakes, frozen yogurts, candy, that have sugar in them. It’s a rare week when I don’t eat some of these. The longer I go without them, the more difficult it becomes for me physically.

Many people point to the increased use of high fructose corn syrup for addicting many other Americans to sweet-tastng foods as well. I came across a great article on that topic in a British newspaper recently.

It delves into the politics that affect our food supply. Every recommendation from government about what to eat involves politics, make no mistake about that. Take such recommendations with that in mind and do your own research about what you eat. Continue reading


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