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,
The happiness of the American people is in jeopardy because of the increase in obesity related health problems and the lack of food education in the public education system. Many of the processed foods that are part of the Standard American Diet are full of sugar. Too much sugar is causing many of the health problems in America.
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.
Honey, is a very concentrated sugar solution with a high osmotic pressure, making impossible the growth of any microorganisms. It contains fewer microorganisms than other natural food; especially there are no dangerous Bacillus species. Honey contains Bacillus bacteria, causing the dangerous bee pests, but these are not toxic to humans. That is why, to prevent bee pests, honey should not be disposed in open places, where it can easily be accessed by bees. However, some bacteria are present in honey, most of them being harmless to man. Recent extensive reviews covered the main aspects of honey microbiology and the possible risks
According to Dr. Lustig, fructose is a major threat to the well being of people because it is an economic evil. Fructose is extremely inexpensive to produce, especially in large quantities, and is used in most foods we eat today. Avoidance of fructose consequently becomes difficult and majority of the population then ingests excessive amounts of the sugar. Metabolization of fructose causes the suppression of the effects of ghrelin and slows stimulation of insulin and leptin. Since the biochemical processes that involve ghrelin, insulin, and leptin are compromised the feeling of hunger doesn’t seem to leave or the sense of being full doesn’t appear. People therefore eat more than the body requires which can progress to cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and lipid problems; all a part of the metabolic syndrome. Which is why fructose is a biochemical precursor for a myriad of issues and should be
Reasonably sugar is constantly viewed as unnecessary harmful for consumers of all ages. In relations to this wonted view, people often remove sugar from their daily diets. However, the article “sugar controversy” describes the possible risk factors concerning sugar consumption. The article clarified essential utilization concerning sugar along with alternatives. Noticeably this article underlines the harmful effects of consuming excessive amounts of sugar.
Lawmakers should impose restrictions on the amounts of sugar each person ingests. For one it is a matter of national security in the article “Obesity in Young Hobbles Military” the author says “Our country is now waking up to another serious health crisis that has left many military leaders concerned about the future strength of our armed forces. The crisis this time is obesity. Over the last 30 years child obesity rates in this country have tripled, due to too many high-calorie, low-nutrition foods and not enough exercise.” This means that if the tendencies of this generation continues, then the amount of able bodied people serving in the military will be severely diminished as the older generations die off. The author also states that
Reggie continues to make progress towards financial management and as well as nutrition skills. Reggie managed to stay within the budget every time he went to the grocery shopping. However, Reggie some time tends to forgot to track his current total while adding items; therefore, he would ask the staff “how much are we up to again?" Moreover, during this quarter, Reggie again failed to read the nutrition facts on the back of either can food, boxes food, or meat. Therefore, the staff would always remind him to read the nutrition’s fact to make sure the food did not contain much sugar, cholesterol, and calories. Moreover, Reggie continues to improve
I tried out homeopathic medication because my grandfather was a homeopathic doctor back in my home country of Pakistan and he liked to give to us little sugar balls he would say were magic and could fix any headache and injury as children. I had been skeptical of homeopathic medication from the beginning. I learned in this chapter that my skepticism might have actually been a reason as to why homeopathy didn’t work. Homeopathy is an alternative medicine which works under the notion of a substance which causes symptoms of a disease in a healthy individual will then cure an ill individual of the same disease. Goldacre explains laughably that homeopathic remedies are diluted in distilled water to absurd proportions and must go through a process of being hammered
Robert H. Lustig’s article “The toxic truth about sugar” centers around the author attempting to prove the truth in the title. The negative health effects of today’s sugar consumption can no longer be ignored he argues. It's time to act against sugar like we've acted against tobacco and alcohol. From the article the problem with sugar isn’t just weight gain. Authorities consider sugar as 'empty calories' — but there is nothing empty about these calories. A growing body of scientific evidence is showing that fructose can trigger processes that lead to liver toxicity and a host of other chronic diseases. The purpose of this article is alert people sugar is bad for human body. A little sugar is not a problem but a lot sugar will
The food industry is the worldwide diversified industry which has to do with anything relevant with food from food education to marketing but principally the industry produces and or provides food to essentially all people on the planet. The only people who are excluded from the food industry are self-sustaining farmers and hunter-gatherers. It is one of the largest industries in the world and continues to grow because people need food and the population is increasing every day. In America, the food industry possesses such an important role, yet there are so many problems within the industry which is ruining the society as we know it. Countless social issues within America today can be traced back to the food industry. Although
A honey bees ' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, making a distinctive buzzing noise (Delaplane). There are many things that people don’t know about bees. Such as when beekeeping started, the difference between hobbyist and commercial beekeepers. There are also different types of bees, different types of honey and different uses of honey. Most people are perfectly fine never encountering a bee or knowing anything about them. A human’s first reaction to a bee is defense. People are convinced that the bee is there to harm them by stinging them. Most people that have experienced an encounter with a bee, wasp or hornet would say it wasn’t a positive encounter. Swinging, swatting and trying to hit the bee away is what people instinctively
Scientific Proof That Honey Is the Best Antibiotic Even scientists agree that honey is better than antibiotics, due to its natural antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. The protein called defensin-1 in it can kill germs. Topically, honey can be used to destroy flesh-eating bacteria, MRSA and other pathogen bacteria. Honey contains