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Thursday, March 6, 2014

STOP Drinking SUGAR....IT Is KILLING You And Making You Fat

Sugar consumption in America is at an all time high. One of the worst offenders are sugary drinks and colas. Part of the problem is that drinks such as orange juice, apple juice etc. contain NO FIBER which helps slow down your digestive process. You are much better off eating (1) orange than drinking a glass of orange juice as an example. Drinking sugary drinks overloads your liver causing heart problems, obesity and diabetes.

Somehow one has to train their mind to not just seek the "Next Pharmaceutical So Called Cure" or a higher dose of medication or increasing the amount of insulin your pump injects into your system. You need to CUT OFF the problem at its source and that is what you put into your mouth. You also need to dramatically increase your exercise output while cutting way back to ZERO if possible the fruit juices, and carbonated sodas etc. Don't buy into the "Contains Only REAL FRUIT JUICE labels. Some of those are TRUE and a lot of them only contain 3-5% real fruit juice. BOTH are not your best choice for a drink. That is why GOD created WATER.  Diabetics should not be drinking fruit juice except in a blood sugar plummet which puts you in the danger zone. You should be eating fruit (vs.) drinking over processed sugary fruit juice drinks.

You might want to read the book entitled, "Fat Chance: The Bitter Truth About Sugar" for more information.

Here are some of the worst offenders in regards to sugar content. I recently looked at the label on a 16 oz can of root beer and there was close to 75 grams of sugar in that one can of carbonated root beer. Your body was NOT MADE to deal with that kind of sugar overload.

I am going to post a link here giving sugar contents of different popular drinks. What we need to do is two things:

1. READ the ingredient labels
2. QUIT buying this stuff and it will eventually disappear from the store shelves

(That is called the law of supply and demand)


First of all a teaspoon is a unit of volume measurement

A gram is a unit of weight measurement

How then do you quickly calculate how many grams of sugar there are in ONE teaspoon?

It depends how granulated (fine or coarse) the sugar is.

On average: 1 teaspoon = 4.2 grams

 As an example in the orange juice listed below which contains 51 grams of sugar, you can roughly equate that to 12 to 13 teaspoons of sugar. Now, ask yourself a legitimate question. Would you sit down at the table with a bowl of refined white sugar and patiently eat 12 to 13 teaspoons of it at one sitting? I doubt many people would irregardless of how much of a sugar addict you might be. At the same time most people would not think twice about drinking a big glass of orange juice or Hawaiian Punch, or even a 16 ounce can of regular root beer on a hot day.

You need to start doing the math in your head before you eat or drink something. If you are thirsty drink a big glass of cold water, then eat an apple or eat an orange. EAT your fruit and DRINK water. Green smoothies that are weighted more to the vegetable side of the equation are OK. Celery, cucumber, kale, spring salad mix, baby carrots, sweet peppers, etc. with a medium size apple thrown in the smoothie mix are much healthier for you than a BIG glass of store bought, pre-packaged orange juice or apple juice etc.


Here is the link:



Pret's orange juice contains as much sugar as 13 McVities Hobnob biscuits
Pret's orange juice contains as much sugar as 13 McVities Hobnob biscuits
229 calories
0.6g fat
51g sugar
13 McVities Hobnob biscuits

This drink is almost as sugary pound for pound as Coke, and it contains more calories than a can of Coke!
But because it's juice it's okay, right? Wrong.
Fructose sugar is found in high quantities in fruit juice and excessive consumption is a primary cause of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
It doesn't matter if it's juice or Coke, concentrated liquid sugar is bad - full stop.
Not convinced? Watch the video from sugar expert Dr Robert Lustig on the science behind the body's reaction to a glass of Orange Juice.
Pret’s orange juice is made from 100 per cent freshly squeezed oranges with no added sugar. The sugar is naturally occurring in the fruit. 
We give our customers a wide choice of products and we lead the way in food labelling so people can make informed choices about what they eat and drink.

Pret Carrot Juice60 calories0.3g fat5g sugar


Ribena has as much sugar as 13 Oreo cookies
Ribena has as much sugar as 13 Oreo cookies
215 calories
0g fat
52.6g sugar
13 Oreo Chocolate biscuits
Good old Ribena. Made in the UK with real blackcurrants. Healthy? No. Drinking this 500ml bottle of Ribena gives you 60 per cent of your daily amount of sugar in one hit.
As sugary as a can of Coke, and with almost 100 more calories to boot, you'd do yourself a favour by choosing a less sugary option.
Ribena offers people a choice of products including no added sugar options. 
We are continuing to develop healthier formulations of our Ribena ready to drink products, by reducing the sugars and calorie content.  
We have signed up as a partner to the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal to demonstrate our commitment to encouraging people to eat and drink fewer calories.

DRINK THIS INSTEAD: No Added Sugar Ribena: 11 calories, 0g fat, 1.3g sugar 

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