Fruit juice and smoothies are portrayed as healthy, but they lack the fiber of a whole fruit, which means that the body ends up being shocked with a whole bunch of sugar! The biggest offender is grape juice: A 16 oz bottle has 18 teaspoons of sugar. FYI, Coca-Cola has 13 teaspoons!
7. The 'Low-Fat Craze' Marked the Start of Our Obesity Epidemic
In the late '70s, we were told that eating "low fat"versions of our favorite foods would help us lose weight. However, to make these foods taste as good, more sugar was added. Thisgraphshows just how much this extra sugar affected our health.
For the first time in history we are seeing babies as young as six months old developing type 2 diabetes, a disease directly linked to sugar intake. It's no surprise when parents and children are being fooled into believing strategically packaged junk foods are "healthy."
Eat 2000 to 2500 calories a day and you won't gain weight, right? Wrong! Sugar is digested differently from other foods and our bodies cannot break down rapid doses of sugar calories from high sugar foods, which means that they are then turned to fat. Sugar is also an empty calorie, leaving you unsatisfied and craving more.
For us to burn off the excess sugar we eat daily would take a lot of commitment. Plus, this doesn't negate the damaging effects that sugar has on our bodies and health. Just because a person is slim doesn't mean they're healthy. One in four slim people in America are prediabetic.
Experts say the evidence against sugar is as strong as that of tobacco and our progress in the fight against this toxic product is similar to where we were with smoking 30 years ago. To learn more and get healthy, check out these Netflix documentaries.