The average person in Europe consumes over 60kg of refined sugar per year! This is astronomical in contrast to the 2kg per year consumed by the average person at the turn of the 20th century. An 8- year-old European kid has eaten as much sugar in its life as his grandparents ate in a lifetime! Sugar is one of those highly refined foods we should avoid at all cost, but we don’t! We eat a lot and most of it is hidden in bread, meat, cereals, juices, sauces, dressings, canned and pre-fab food.
If you compare the source of sugar, the sugar beet, or sugar cane with the final product, it’s easy to see that it has gone through a massive process. Sugar cane mass is almost black, high in minerals and an excellent alternative when using sweets. Refined sugar, however, has many detrimental effects on the body. As a matter of fact, it’s so damaging that it would be illegal to register it as a food additive today, mainly because it drains your body of essential nutrients, like certain minerals.
As a toxin it’s highly acid forming. This means that sugar consumption throws off your pH balance, causing your blood and other important functions to become more acidic. The more acidic your body becomes, the greater the likelihood for parasites, bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses and other disease forming agents to flourish in the low oxygen environment. If you consume sugar you should be aware of the harm it does to you and your family, but also that it is a ‘Bad Business’ in many aspects. Big Sugar has always been linked to very ecological disaster and dubious business manners both today and historically, from slave trade to lobbying. WHO has tried to come out with recommendations for daily intake for 30 years. More on this in coming blogs. Help yourself and the world – don’t eat it!