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
Dr. Lustig’s main focus throughout the presentation was the effects of fructose on the epidemic of obesity. He explains how we as a society place so much stress on fat intake and calories in versus calories out that we tend to neglect what is actually in our food. With much research, it has been determined that fructose does, in turn have an effect on the obesity epidemic. Throughout the lecture, many examples from this research show our biochemical response to our modern diets and are used to explain Dr. Lustig’s point of fructose poisoning.
Sugar Article The “Food Villain”, better know a sugar, causes heart disease, cancer, and strokes, which are the three leading causes of death. Yet natural sugars are not the cause of these life changing diseases; its artificial, man-made sugar. Robin Konie, author of “Its Sugar Bad? Why I Say No!” is more effective in persuading the audience to consider their health and nutrition.
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.
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.
Many people want to believe old age will kill them, but more than likely, the killer will come from what they put into their bodies. Every day, people are faced with affecting their own health. To do so, one must be conscious of what their temple receives; this means people must watch what they eat. People must look at the ingredients contained in everyday foods, what those ingredients cause to happen in the body, and the effects the ingredients have on the body, like the ingredient high fructose corn syrup. The amounts of overconsumed and unhealthy contents of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) need to be replaced by natural sugars.
Added Sugar Article Reflection In the article from USA Today “Eating too much added sugar may be killing you,” Nanci Hellmich reports that people who consume too much added sugar are at higher risk of death from heart disease than normal people. Hellmich says that too much added sugar affects your body in negative ways and leads to heart disease and death. She supports her claim by stating how many calories from added sugar the American Heart Association recommends getting from added sugars each day, then reveals how many calories from added sugar one regular soda contains, then shows many different statistics about people consuming lots of added sugar having higher-than-normal death rates from heart disease.
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 .
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 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
“The increased consumption of sugar and increasing demand for it, exceed all...for, such is the influence of sugar, that once touching the nerves of taste no person was ever known to have the power of relinquishing the desire for it.” The need for sugar is not surprising because no one can’t get hooked on it the second after they taste it. Because of this people want more and more sugar to feed their need of sugar. Without this need the sugar trade would not be this huge. According to a Duke university study in England over than span of 70 years in 1700-1770 the imports of sugar not only stayed inconsistent with the rise population but exceeds it, at the same time per capita consumption nearly quadruples.
That Sugar Film is an interesting documentary following a man’s journey to discover the harmful effects of sugar on the human body. Damon Gameau uses his own body to try to show his audience that sugar is harmful. His goal with this documentary is to try to convince his audience to reduce the amount of sugar that they consume. Gameau shows that he is passionate about this subject by eating large amounts of sugar daily after having not had sugar for over three years. This potentially puts his body at risk.
In the article “Attacking the obesity Epidemic by First figuring out its cause” by Jane E. Brody. She reflects on how “ children aged 2 to 19 consume seven trillion calories of sugar sweetened beverages a year.” Also in that article she says, “Schools that introduce healthful foods in the classroom have shown that they are more likely to be eaten in the lunchroom and at home.” Thinking about it seven trillion sugar sweetened beverages is a lot. By improving our school food students will be more physically fit.
Interviewing human interest stories, pathos in the documentary are sufficient by reinforcing the authors claim towards sugar being the main effect within The American Food Industry and obessed adolescents. Maggie Valentine; a 12 year old girl who has been trying to discard her weight, Joe Lopez; 14 year old who has endeavor losing weight and his doctor who has suggested bariatric surgery, and Brady Kluge; 15 year old who has 47% body fat and weighs 215 pounds.