Sugar and Conflicting Information Part I

When it comes to sugar in our diet there is a huge amount of conflicting information out there as to what truly qualifies as ‘healthy’. It’s truly a vital question that is largely unanswered. This posting is a two-part series by Billy Merritt, creator of Infinity Greens Superfoods which Porchia’s WISH highly endorses for creating and maintaining optimum health.

Part I: How to get your sugar intake on the right track for truly enhancing your health. Natural forms of sugar, aka glucose, is important for our health! It’s fuel that is quickly available to the body. While complex carbohydrates and fats can take hours to break down into fuel, sugar is put to use almost instantly.

Doughnuts The proof is in the (over-sweetened) pudding – As a society, we’ve gone way down the wrong path with sugar. The sugar most people are likely to ingest today is highly-processed, refined sugar, aka sucrose, which creates a scary amount of wear and tear on the body.

The weakening effect sugar has on the body can cause many health problems incljuding the following:

Obesity – stuffing fat cells from high-glycemic calories is the body’s natural defense to remedy the dangers of spiking blood sugar levels, from which comes… Diabetes – the body’s intelligence with managing insulin levels can essentially be nullified by sugar.

Cancer – Sugar feeds cancer cells. Processed sugar speeds the production of mutated cancer cells.

OsteoporosisSugar damages and weakens cartilage which affects bone health. Bones are made up of 65% mineralized collagen that gives bones their solid infrastructure and 35% collagen matrix shaped like a crisscrossed protein similar to a beehive.

Digestive disorders – Sugar can cause growth of fungus candida, leaky gut and ulcers that can cause holes in the intestines.

tummy ache childEmotional and behavioral issues especially with children, have clinically been linked to sugar.

Hormone imbalance, weakened immune and neurological system, can all be distorted by processed sugar.

The simple fact that sugar makes the body weaker, thus more susceptible to disease.

Processed sugar is in everything on the shelves in stores, even in “natural” foods, such as cereal, crackers, yogurt, baked goods, and of all kinds “low-fat” snacks, and sadly, even at your natural food store.

Even worse are sweetened packaged drinks such as soda, energy drinks, sport drinks, and bottled tea. The manufacturers of these foods and drinks are clever, though. You won’t necessarily find the word “sugar” in the ingredients. What you’ll see instead is something like “evaporated cane juice.” What’s evaporated cane juice? You guessed it: sugar.

Sugar is chemically addictive. If you have sugar more than occasionally nd quit 100% cold-turkey, you’ll experience withdrawl symptoms such as sugar cravings, fatigue and headaches as your liver, kidneys and the gastro-intestinal system are detoxing. In most cases, this runs its course for one to two weeks after which it’s likely you’ll never want to go back. That’s your body’s wisdom kicking in, now that the sugar spell is broken!

However, your body needs sugar, so give it good sugars that come with benefits such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes!

Kale salad with fruitFind healthy good sugars in the organic produce section of your local grocery store. Fruit! This is where the elite sugar hangs out. Matching your sugar intake primarily with fruit is fundamental solution behind getting the whole dilemma resolved!

Part II on the topic of sugar will identify how to make sugar a life-force enhancing ally while losing weight, too, if that is what you need.

At your service always,
Billy Merritt, Creator of Infinity Greens Super Foods

Infinity Greens SuperfoodsInfinity Greens is a symphony of 33 different medicinal plant foods. Among these ingredients, I consider these three Algae – Klamath Algae, Spirulina and Chlorella – to be the most important. The nutritive data on these Algae is truly mind-blowing, and I’ve personally witnessed the health transforming benefits of algae during the eight years I worked as a trainer and nutritionist at The Ashram Health Retreat. Even today, algae is utilized as a big part of the program. Algae has dramatically enhanced the health and longevity of many people, and my wish is for you to be included!

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