Before you begin reading this paper I ask that you take a moment to write down everything that you have consumed today, if it is only the morning please write down everything you consumed yesterday. Then, next to all of the items you have consumed write the amount of sugar that those items contained. If you fit the “average [statistic], between 30 and 40 teaspoons of ‘added’ sugar per day” would have been consumed according to data found by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (Thornley, 2012, p. 52). After reading this data you will be shocked to learn that the recommended daily sugar intake is only 6 to 9 teaspoons of added sugar. You might be thinking so what? Sugar can’t possibly be bad for me, can it? Sugar gives me happiness,
Sugar especially is the culprit when it comes to health problems from food. Sugars are addictive empty calories providing no nutritional value thus causing you to over eat and intake excess calories which will turn into fat. Studies even show that the consumption of sugar can cause endorphins to be released into the brain as a reward system or to feel good from the sugar consumed, which causes you to eat more. It is
Snap! My can pops as I prepare myself for a glorious taste of bubbly sugar in a can. I had already drunk six cans of coke that day; with no clue my cholesterol was already 23 grams higher than the average 18 year old female. Sugar, as alcohol and tobacco, warrants some form of societal intervention argue Robert H. Lustig, Laura Schmidt and Claire Brindis, scientists in the Public Health Department at the University of California, in their article, The Toxic Truth about Sugar. These researchers are in belief that these sinful grains are the cause to the heightened obesity weight throughout the globe. However, the fact that sugar is now the “culprit” is yet another reason people choose not to blame themselves for their lack of inactivity and
Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, which include soft drinks, fruit drinks, ice tea, energy and vitamin water drinks across the globe. Regular consumption of sugary sweetened beverages have been associated with weight gain, obesity and diabetes. The role of sugary sweetened beverages in the development of related chronic metabole diseases such as metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, has not been quantitatively reviewed .
When it comes to the topic of sugar most of us would agree that it impacted the world. Where this agreement ends ,however, is on the question of whether good or bad. Whereas some are convinced that it was a negative change, others maintain that it was a positive change. However sugar affected the world in a negative way by causing slavery, poor work condition, inequality, and low wages.
She explains, “ditching sugar can destroy metabolism and lead to a weakened immune system, poor digestion, impaired sexual/reproductive function accelerated aging. ”(Konie). Stripping sugar from your diet may help you lose some weight, but the affects of neglecting it, affects health drastically. In an article by Sarah Elizabeth Richards she explains sugar affects human health negatively, saying it’s “a host of health ills, such as obesity, diabetes, and an increased risk of cancer.
No one has the right to punish anybody for eating sugar. The problem with sugar isn’t just weight gain. The negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption can no longer be ignored. For the reason, Robert H. Lustig writes “The toxic truth about sugar” for people who do not know negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption. Purpose/Genre:
Part A: Sugar study Diabetes is a condition where sugar is not processed properly in the body. If the diabetic does not take care of their condition, complications may arise which could have a significant impact of the quality of the life of the diabetic, which could reduce their life expectancy. Although there is no cure for diabetes, the diabetic can still maintain a healthy life by effectively managing their food consumption. There are three types of diabetes, type one, type two and gestational diabetes. All three types are very complex and are serious conditions that needs to be taken care of.
The article, Is Sugar Toxic?, by Gary Taubes is about how sugar may be the reason why we are all unhealthy and how sugar is not good for the body. This article is similar to the book, Year Of No Sugar, because in the book Eve, the author, talks about Lustig who was someone that she listened to on youtube and the article mentions him. Mr. Lustig states, “It’s not all about the calories”(Taubes), which in Eve’s memoir she says that it is also the sugar that is making us fat. The article exclaims that health effects about sugar go back longer than one may think. Taubes says that high fructose corn syrup has been replacing regular added sugar in soft drinks and other products because refined sugar, “had the reputation as a generally noxious
First, Too much sugar can cause serious damage health probs, for example, there’s a chance of obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes. and tooth decay. Like so, Robert Lustig pediatrician in CA, “sugar sweetened drinks are the biggest source of added sugar in the american diet”. Which means there is TOO much sugar in a “America
Sugar, which is in almost everything, is one of the biggest problems. As noted on, “Is Sugar Toxic”, Dr. Robert Lustig, the lead researcher says sugar links to a number of diseases from obesity to heart disease. He also states that 75% of these are preventable. Studies have shown that when we consume sugar, it’s equivalent to when someone does cocaine. Another study by Dr. Cantley has shown that sugar can help cancerous cells grow and multiply.
Processed foods and beverages are the biggest sources of added sugar (and High fructose) in the diet. Sugar is very unhealthy and can have serious adverse effects on metabolism when consumed in excess. Sugar contains a lot of calories, with no essential nutrients. It also causes tooth decay by feeding the harmful bacteria in the mouth. For people who are inactive and eat a processed food, large amounts of fructose from added sugars get turned into fat in the liver.
Furthermore, candy is like poison because it can lead to many diseases like diabetes. Candy used to be very rare in American until Oliver Chase invented a machine that changed Americans lives in a big way. In other words, America’s idea about sweets has drastically changed in the past 100 years. Candy used to be an expensive luxury and thought to be nutritious, but today it is consumed more than ever.
When the 1970s introduced High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), a cheap sweetener alternative to sucrose in a fructose-glucose liquid form (fifty five percent fructose, forty two percent glucose, and three percent saccharides), it brought extensive numbers of health problems with it (Bray, 2004 & Johnson, 2010 ). Prior to the 70’s, on average, sugar contributed to four percent of daily caloric intake, however over the past four and a half decades, this statistic has increased to whopping sixteen percent, leading some scientist to consider it an “addiction” as they observe the sugar substitute wreak havoc on humans’ bodies worldwide (Butler, 2011). Along with hooking those who indulge sweets to it, High Fructose Corn Syrup also leads to obesity:
Sugar was a food that no person was ever known to have the power of relinquishing the desire for it (Document 3B). It was also a great sweetener for drinks like coffee and tea, but best of all it was used to make chocolate (Document 4). Over time people started wanting and consuming more and more sugar because it became such an obsession (Document 5). This shows us that people wanted sugar and over time people wanted more and more if it because they found other ways to use it. People all over the world wanted sugar and once they had a taste there was no going back.