When most people think about sugar, their first thoughts are not: heart disease, addiction, or slow and painful death; yet, unfortunately, these conditions are very real consequences of the unregulated and excessive consumption of sugar. In Nature’s article, “The Toxic Truth About Sugar” (2012), Robert Lustig, pediatric endocrinologist; Laura Schmidt, Professor of Health Policy at UCSF; and Claire Brindis, Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy at UCSF, evaluate the world’s ever-increasing and toxic struggle with the substance sugar – also discussing counter measures to promote healthier diets amongst American’s and other societies. Lustig and his colleagues develop their argument using statistical evidence as they address the global impact of sugar, refuting minor oppositions, before dissecting each harmful aspect of the substance – even comparing it to substances more known for their toxicity. Eventually, presenting readers with possible routes of regulation, the authors firmly suggest government intervention in the production and sale of sugary foods. Although the argument is well executed, I remain unconvinced that government intervention is actually necessary.
Dietary decisions are frequently impressionable and can sway between generations or cultures frequently. Often these shifts in the popular beliefs about diet are fueled by scientific studies or doctors, you can simply examine the impact of Dr. Oz T.V. program or remember the popularity of the Atkins diet to see how quickly these shifts can happen. One such claim that can be found is that, high levels of dietary cholesterol is the leading cause of heart disease and obesity. Katherine Pett of Nutrition Wonk examines a trend within the scientific community in which over simplification and misrepresentation can skew work that has existed for over half of a decade.
Today, despite technological and scientific discoveries of the past century, we live in a country filled with mysterious sicknesses. While America continues to prosper in other ways, our health continues to decline. What has helped to cause this terrible battle? Sugar. Even though it may pack a great taste, sugar has captured and addicted us to it. Our addiction to sugar has negative consequences such as severe chronic disease and obesity. Americans need to reduce sugar consumption to prevent, cure, or limit problems of chronic disease, addiction, and obesity.
The purpose of this lab was to investigate the amount of sugar in carbonated beverages by using the density of solutions, and also to create a standard curve with the percent sugar from sugar solutions to find the percent sugar of flat
After reading the article “The Toxic Truth about Sugar” my thinking and reactions are identical to the description of the results in the article. Keeping the overall view of sugar and its danger to human health and mankind, I consider the authors are completely realistic and fair about ways of controlling and limiting the amount of sugar which processed-food industry adds to its products.
In the article Dr Francesco Branca discusses how there is strong evidence that by keeping free sugars to less than 10% of your energy intake reduces the risk of obesity. Many free sugars we consume everyday are hidden in foods like ketchup which has about 1 teaspoon of sugar. Obesity is a huge problem in America and sugar is a key contributor. Scientific evidence has found people who lower their sugar intake have lower body weight, while people who have increased their sugar intake have higher body weight. The recommend amount of sugar intake is 6 teaspoons a day I think people easily go over this considering 1 can of sugar-sweetened soda contains around 10 teaspoons of sugar.
U.S. Sugar is one of the largest producers of sugarcane in the country. Its farms lie in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), which consists of 700,000 acres of drained farmland that were formerly part of the Everglades its self. (Duke University, 2016). U.S. Sugar’s facilities process sugarcane into about 800,000 tons of raw sugar annually (U.S. Sugar, 2016a). Agricultural production generally requires significant amounts of water, but growing sugar cane in Florida’s dry climate requires even more.
Thesis: The increased knowledge of human health has uncovered the factors related to diabetes and improved the understanding of the types of diabetes so that prevention and treatment is possible for this disease.
Running head: RESEARCH: ELIMINATING ADDED SUGARS 1Research Paper: Eliminating Added Sugars, Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease Brian Rouche (Course Number)February (Date Due), 2016(Instructor Name)
Once ingested, sugar causes blood glucose levels to frequently spike and drop. When blood sugar is unstable, it can lead to headaches, fatigue, and mood swings. Low blood sugar triggers the release of hormones such as adrenaline, epinephrine, and cortisol, inducing stress. Furthermore, sugar elicits the release of dopamine, causing it to be somewhat of an addictive substance. Adrenaline and epinephrine are chemicals which allow the sinoatrial node to fire more frequently, preparing the body for intense physical activity. Sugar absorption therefore engenders irregular firing of the sinoatrial node, even when the body is not preparing for physical activity. A normal resting heart rate ranges between 60-100 bpm, but can vary still depending on many factors, including levels of activity and athleticism. Active heart rate is even more variable, greatly depending on exercise intensity. Generally speaking, however, a healthy target range is below 220 bpm.
Looking to sweeten things up on your paleo diet? It’s easier than you would think! The options of paleo sweeteners are surprisingly vast considering you are on a sugar free path. The hardest part of cutting refined sugars from your life for good will most likely be making everything from scratch! Chances are if it is pre-packaged, it is heavily processed and chocked full of refined sugars. Once you have cut out processed and refined sugars from your life, you would be amazed to see how many everyday foods you can find natural sweetness in.
Since there are many types of sugar and subcategories, it will be helpful for high fructose corn syrup to be explained. An article by L. Bell entitled “Sweet Confusion: Does High Fructose Corn Syrup Deserve Such a Bad Rap?” explains some of the different types of sugars very well. In summary, glucose is the simplest form of sugar and it is the most important. It is necessary for the survival of almost
With the summer months approaching it's time to pull out your summer attire and get your skin kissable soft for your shorts, tank tops, sundresses and sandals! The question is how do you prepare your skin for summer? Do you choose a salt scrub or a sugar scrub? And what is the difference?