Sugar: "Less 4 Longer Life"


I recently had a traumatic day at the dentist. Why can't the dentist use warm water to clean debris from the mouth??? I can feel the cold water, especially when I am not completely numb! That day, I needed a lot of anesthesia in order to numb the two areas in my mouth. I did not eat breakfast before going to my appointment. ("BAD IDEA") As soon as I got out of the chair, the room was spinning. I felt like I was going to faint. ("OMG!") The dentist placed me in a room where I could sit down. She quickly realized that my blood sugar had dropped from receiving the anesthesia. Consequently, I became sad and emotional. The dentist and her staff reassured me that I was going to be alright. So, she gave me a fruity yogurt parfait and a piece of candy to raise my blood sugar. The fruit parfait had 39 grams of sugar in it.  I didn't bother eating the candy. Needless to say, my blood sugar rose quickly and I began to feel better. Now my symptoms were typical as Dr. Gabriel Cousens explains in the video below. This whole experience peeked my interest about sugar and sweetners. My research found the following article written by Sheryl Walters, a kinesiologist, nutritionist and holistic practitioner:

The average American eats between 90 to 180 pounds of sugar each year. That is a quarter to a half pounds each day for children and adults! Besides the typical culprits of desserts, doughnuts, and soda, sugar is also found in unexpected items like condiments and bread. Our consumption of sugar is deteriorating our health and increasing the numbers of diabetes, obesity, and many other chronic illnesses.

The typical effects of sugar are taught to us as children. Sugar can cause tooth decay by being used as a food source for the bacteria found on our teeth which causes plaque. In fact, the bacteria can actually turn the sugar into a glue which makes it harder to be washed away by saliva. Sugar also causes hyperactivity, crankiness, and difficulty concentrating in children as any parent can attest to! In addition to these well-known effects, sugar can also contribute to a decrease in immune function, increased cholesterol, overgrowth of yeast gastrointestinal problems, premature aging, cardiovascular disease, and more. There are many detrimental health effects of sugar but fortunately there are some healthier alternatives.

Check out this website regarding the sugar-yeast connection http://www.yeastconnection.com/ 
("The information is very useful and it works")


Bad Sugar Replacements! 
Sugar is often replaced in foods by products that are either lower in calories or cheaper to produce including aspartame (NutraSweet, Equal), sucralose (Splenda), and high fructose corn syrup. These products also have detrimental side effects. ("Difficult for the liver to process"). Replacing sugar as well as these sugar alternatives with natural sweeteners will have a beneficial effect on health.

Good Sugar Replacements! Agave nectar is one alternative that is used by health conscious consumers. Agave nectar comes from the same plant that tequila is made from. It has recently become recognized as a healthy alternative to sugar and artificial sugar substitutes. It is about 90% fructose but is completely natural unlike the processed fructose found in high fructose corn syrup. Another benefit of agave is that it has a low glycemic value (less than 30, compared to sugar which is in the 60's.) A food that is low on the glycemic index is less likely to be converted to fat. Agave nectar is more calorie dense than sugar but because it is about forty times sweeter much less can be used to achieve the same level of sweetness.

Stevia  "This is what I use - Luv it" is another natural alternative to sugar and sugar substitutes. It is an herb native to Paraguay that has been used for centuries as a sweetener. It contains no calories and no carbohydrates. In 2008 the FDA approved its use as a food additive, previously it was sold only as a dietary supplement. Stevia also does not raise blood sugar so is a good choice for diabetics.
Replacement of sugar in your diet can be difficult. Reducing intake of processed foods and replacing sugar with natural sweeteners will increase your well-being, health, and energy.


There is another natural sweetner that I found in my favorite book that is not mentioned in the article above. Now, you won’t find the word sugar in the Bible but you will find-HONEY!
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
Psalms 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! Yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
In the previous passages of scripture the Bible uses honey to metaphorically address man's psychological, physical, and spiritual being. It stresses the importance of using "pleasant words" because it is good for the body physically and spiritually. It tells the reader to use honey in moderation and warns against searching for your own glory. Lastly, God's words are sweeter than honey to the mouth. ("Awesome!")



Awesome poem about a"Sugar Addict"
Click on link...
http://samiaali.hubpages.com/hub/Sugar-You-Temptress-A-Poem


Sources:
76 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health, Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., http://www.mercola.com/article/sugar/dangers_of_sugar.htm
Questions and Answers About Stevia, David Richard, http://www.stevia.com/SteviaArticle.asp?Id=2269
All About Agave, http://www.allaboutagave.com/
Sheryl Walters
http://www.naturalnews.com/025720_sugar_health_food.html#ixzz1wi8fj5qL



Learn the shocking effects of sugar through this video!
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Comments

Anonymous said…
Dr.D,
What can I say?... Another great post. Thanks for the info!! :)
DrDSpeaks said…
Thank you. Glad it was helpful to you.
David Orozco said…
Hi Dr. D,
I like this post the most. It is very informational and educating. The story is very interesting as well because I have never heard anything like this.

-David Orozco
Anonymous said…
From now on im eating breakfast before i go to any doctors appointment.
Anonymous said…
Adriana psy201

this post is very educational. Even though i am addicted to caffiene and junkfood after reading this post im starting to think about slowing down. Especialy now that my husband and i are expecting. i dont want my baby to come out with surgar cravings.
Anonymous said…
chris streeter...201...its amazing on how connected food and sugar levels are with our emotions!
Anonymous said…
Andres Echeverria
Abnormal Psychology

very informative now i gotta think twice of what i eat and cut down on my sugar intake
Anonymous said…
Marina Morales
Psy 201: Abnormal Psychology
I am currently trying to live a healthier life, so this information comes in handy now that I am trying to change my eating habits.
Anonymous said…
Jeanette melchor PSY201
we need to change our eating habits to live a healtiear life.
Anonymous said…
Martha Marquez
PSY201

Well know that i know about sugar i need to cut it down specially if i want to get a diet to start eating healthy. This information comes good to me at this moment.
Booth said…
Dr. D,
I really like this post because its great info! I mean I was a huge diet soda fan, until I learned that its better to just have a normal soda instead. Here I was thinking i was doing myself a favor. Thanks Dr.D good to know this info.
This post really hit home because my breakfast every morning is a toast with nutella along with a coffee and most of the time i go for seconds and i always put two packets of sugar. now after reading this post im seriously going to switch to natural teas instead. this was so great and had powerful stuff. thank you for sharing your knowledge.
DrD Speaks said…
Emmanuel, thanks for your comment. Glad to hear that the information helped you. I hope that you continue to share with friends and family.
YeseniaRamirez said…
Yesenia Ramirez

Once again i love the bible phrases "pleasant words"indeed they are only good for physical feelings.
"Lastly, God's words are sweeter than honey to the mouth."
Amen..

I had to show it to my mom.
Anonymous said…
Daniel Gonzalez,
wow ! this post has a lot of good information,I would though that the average human eats 90 to 180 pounds a sugar a year that is terrible , I have always been a tea guy but i have to try now the stevia plant!
Anonymous said…
Y.T - This post is very informative and frightening. I can understand why we cosume and get all this diseases. We should try to stop this with ourself then with the next generation but now-a-days more and more people are obese. Good thing we have replacements like stevia and honey!
Anonymous said…
Aileen
This is very informative I like going to the dentist but then I don't becausae I do not like to hear that there is something wrong with my teeth. I have been trying to cut out all the sugars that I eat because they hurt my teeth and the pain kills me. But yet I never learn to cut them sweets out and I still eat them. I have though cut out sodas which is good, but thanks for this I will think twice now.
Karli Gideon said…
I found this blog very interesting. After having a very complicated mouth case, the dentist has been a very rough place to go for me. Within the last 3 months I have visited the dentist 5 times. I have always had a plaque issue, but none of the detists have ever said anything about sugar. I know we should all learn as children that sugar is bad for your teeth, but after reading this article and blog I will take better precaution in my sugar intake.

Karli Gideon
Soc299
Anonymous said…
I found this blog extremely helpful. My doctors have told me that my liver is extremely swollen, because of alcohol but Mainly Sugar. Reading that i may consume up to 180 pounds of sugar a year is very scary and makes me wanna cut all the soda and coffee out. I had no idea that bad sugar replacements make it harder on my live, i will defiantly change my ways and sacrifice the better taste. i loved the bible scriptures as well!

Gerardo H
Anonymous said…
Herman P.

I've used stevia sweetner at my previous job before and I've gotten comments that it causes cancer. I've never looked into it.

90-180 pounds of sugar .. that's so much!
Anonymous said…
I can familiarize with this article in almost every way. Because i grew up in a home of 7 kids and my dad had a very poor paying job, my siblings and I never really had the opportunity to be healthy. I say this because of the lack of resources we had growing up to help us eat healthier. For example, when my mom would go grocery shopping she would always buy plenty of junk food for us kids, as it was something she was able to afford and keep all of her kids full with her budget. Now that my siblings and I are older, some of us suffer from high blood pressure and cholesterol because of the lack of healthy eating as kids. We didnt really have a choice and my parents were never educated enough to know the long term dangers of too much sugar.
Jose M.
Anonymous said…
This by far is my favorite Article! Very Informative. I try to eat healthy and not eat so much sugar nor processed foods. Every now and then I treat myself to a snack here and there but as far as drinks go, I drink water. Cant go wrong with water. Its good for you plus it has no sugar.

Michele F :)
Anonymous said…
Wow!! i wasn't aware that the simplest of food also contained a high level of sugar..I've recently gave up sugary drinks now i see i made a good choice.. 90-180 pds of sugar a year sounds a bit too much for someone to consume..no bueno!! im very curious as to how that alternative sweetener taste like tho =/

Jasmin G =)
Jonathan San Agustin said…
Growing up I almost never care about what was in the food I ate. I just wanted what was good. These days, I'm more careful about what I should and shouldn't be eating. I've seen the effects all the soda and candy have had on me, mostly my teeth. If I could go back in time and make better decisions about my eating, I definitely would.
Maricris Abril said…
Maricris

I have never really watched what I eat and seeing most of my friends on diets and eating healthy made me wonder if I should also be doing the same. Watching this made me realize how much sugar I consume in one day as well with my children. I am addicted to the soda, Coke in particular. I drink about 2 + cans a day. I will most definitely watch what I eat a little more now. I notice that I do get those emotions when I don't get them and just made me realize it after what was said on the video.

Shatana Adams said…
I always eat what i wanted. Never really thought that there is a difference in the food that we ate. I recently thought of goin on a diet and thought that it would help my weight along with my health. This helped me understand the food alot better.
Anonymous said…
I truly believe that sugar is not a good suplement for a diet. I use natural sweetnes such as fruits, or raw honey.

your recipies looks jummy

Thank you,

Maria Marin
September 30, 2013 12:40
Anonymous said…
I have never had the information about the good or bad sugar. Till I developed diabetes. Your information is very helpful
Thank you.
Mario Marin
Anonymous said…
After reading this article I didnt really notice how much suger I eat in a year and it is not good. I know I should watch what I eat but I do not because I didnt really care. Now I am going to watch what I eat because I dont want to end up like my father. He eats what ever he wants and his health is not good at all even though the doctor tells him all the time to eat better.
thank for the info.
Michael V.
Anonymous said…
I couldn't agree more with you about the reasons why we should not overuse sugar.

Thank you for the healthy alternative substitutions that you posted !!

Nathalia
bernard fouts said…
I know that if you stop drinking soda you can lose 30 pounds it helped me I switched to bottled water
Jumana Abdelmuti said…
I had no idea that an average american can eat that much sugar in a year. It really makes me want to start watching how much sugar I eat. Im glad I only like to drink water:) I always prefer water over soda any day!
Anonymous said…
I thought this was a really good post! It was very informative!

-Jasmine Schnurpel
Anonymous said…
I have lost so much weight just by cutting out soda, as well with feeling much better throughout my day by switching to stevia, people do not realize the amount of sugar they consume in beverages or even snacks they eat. If we just replace that with fruit or water it will help with weight control immensely.

- Aaron Rogers
Anonymous said…
I have really noticed that my mood is different after gorging down sugary drinks. This video has helped me become more aware of my habits and realize that even my migraines and stress can helped be triggered by sugar! Definitely cutting down.
Anonymous said…
K.Osuna

Reading this blog opens my eyes that I have not made the great decisions to sugar. I enjoy eating sweet things , besides I have low pressure so once I eat something sweet I feel much better. For now I will change the sugar I use at home.
Tojna Thompson said…
I love God's words and live for them. His words are a sweeter than honey, food for thought, and help release stress setting me free AMEN!

As for the sugar I try my best to stay away from it because it brings me up and then really down.

Hope we meet again :)
SHD1986 said…
Sugar is the essential part of life and it contains major food source in nutrient. Many people have high blood sugar and it contains much calories in it.
Sugar causes hyperactivity, increased cholesterol and decreased in immune function. Replacing sugar with natural sweeteners will increase your well-being, health, and energy.
k.aguilar said…
After reading this article I came to realize that I eat a lot of sugar because I enjoy eating sweet things. Know I will try to stay away from sugar. I will try to drink more water. and do more exercise during the day. this article also help me understand that with sugar there are more health issues which it can increase diabetes and obesity.
k.aguilar
Anonymous said…
Yhadira Barajas:

Ms. Wooten thank you for sharing this article, what I loved about this article is that it explains the pros and cons of sugar. this is an important topic for my family and I because my parents suffer from diabetes and we need to turn our focus on eating healthy. since I am very addicted to caffeine, coke has me hooked and I know that this will affect me in the future. I have learned have food has a link to our feelings and actions
Michelle M. Scott said…
I found this article very informative and interesting. however, I have recently also found out sugar can be very bad for you...I appreciate your blog and the information provided I have excluded sugar out of my diet completely because of the harm it causes thank you Ms Wooten for the great blog and being such an inspiration in the knowledge you have provided in your class. God Bless
Steve Kishishita said…
Hi Professor I am a fan of your teaching methods and even about how to treat others.
Stevia, Agave and Proverbs for me and of course Psalms the DMV Handbook and the California Penal Code. Bye
Vhigherlearning said…
Very enlightening to find out about the good and bad factors of agave nectar.
Anonymous said…
Awesome post!

i have learned that there are many great sugar alternatives out there
instead of using sugar to sweeten things i use stevia extract, its a plant based natural sweetener, also for foods and mainly smoothies i uses blue agave syrup or natural honey! also if you take a good look at food labels make sure there is no high fructose corn syrup in it, that is used as sugar in many of today's foods, and literally it is toxic to the human body!!!

Abraham Arzumanians
Anonymous said…
Eww It's gross how much sugar we put into our bodies on a daily basis. I thought it wouldn't really be something I would need to be concerned with being that I rarely drink soda and I am not at all a dessert or sweets kind of person. I never put too much thought into other unlikely places you would find large amounts of sugar in your foods. I'm a dipper! A saucy kind of girl. The condiments that have the largest amounts of sugar are ketchup, BBQ sauce, and some salad dressings which are important to watch out for. Some healthier alternatives would be salsa, mustard and hot sauce.

Felicia Trujillo
BOB said…
This is such a great post. I had no idea that we ate that many pounds of sugar a year!! As we become adults we need to teach our children the dangers of sugar and bread!
Anonymous said…
This is very helpful to me and it is teaching me how sugar can be my enemy if I don't take care of myself.
PW said…
WOW crazy I try to eat before i go to the dentist and i don't eat breakfast in the morning but i will much harder PW
Melisa Murray said…
I am a sugar addict. I always have to keep candy or something sweet in the house for my cravings. I was told once you break the habit of consuming lots of sugar, your body wont crave it any more. I stopped eating sugar for about a year and its true! The moment sugar crept back into my life, I was hooked. I am addicted. It started at a young age when my mother was working for Nestle. Growing up we had a candy drawer that was always full, a FULL drawer of candy!! Friends parents that I see today and knew me as a kid remember me as the kid who always had candy in her mouth.

Now that I'm more health conscious I try to limit myself but I still cant cut sugar out completely. I've even tried stevia, I just don't like the way it tastes. My father is a diabetic and took a cooking class at Kaiser. In a healthy diet you shouldn't consume more than two small triangle pieces of watermelon. You can have only half a peach. The most fruit you can have is general are berries, your allowed only one cup. These restrictions seem crazy!

I'm hoping that all me other healthy choices will help finesse my sugar addiction.

I can also testify the link between sugar and emotions. The moment I start to get hungry or crave sugar I turn into a sugar monster. I get very irritable and cranky. Hence me keeping sweets in the house. I wonder if there is such a thing as sweet tooth's anonymous??
Stephanie Encinias said…
I've noticed over the past couple of years that my "sweet tooth" has been kicking in - maybe because I'm getting older? And the more I notice the more I worry that it's getting out of control (because it is). I thought that by using Splenda in my coffee to cut on the calories I was helping myself out, but now that you say it's just as bad...::sigh:: I suppose I'll have to switch to agave nectar or Stevia.

Seems that everything is bad these days. Thanks for helping us out. :)
Nanette said…
I agree, sugar is very bad for us. We also intake more sugar than we need because the foods that we intake more sugar than we need which causes us to have heart attacks, strokes, and may other horrible diseases. Sugar is also the may cause of obesity here in America. And like you said, using sugar substitutes are even worse than the real thing.

Janet P.
I had no idea how much sugar the average American consumes! This article has definitely opened my eyes to the dangers of a high daily sugar intake. I like the alternatives such as agave nectar, stevia, and honey and will try to incoporate these into my diet more than high fructose corn syrup or processed sugars.
Bri (" said…
I wonder, ive been told to fast before going to getvany work done in my teeth. My dentisit belived that when u eat and then get put on anesthetic in cause vomiting during prosudures. Im going to do a little more reaserch on this. :)

-Bri
Anonymous said…
Honey is also used negatively in the bible as a metaphor for temptation; I found this and multiple other verses interesting:

For the lips of the forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smooth like oil,

Proverbs 5:3

Be careful with how you perceive sugar and honey because it often leads to temptation/addiction to unhealthy habits.

Richard Austin Melchior
Nanette said…
I agree, sugar is very bad for us. We also intake more sugar than we need because the foods that we intake have more sugar than we need which causes us to have heart attacks, strokes,and many other horrible diseases. The government is doing this to us so that people continue buying all the junk food that we sell so we do not go into recession again. Also, obesity can be blamed on the government as well because obesity is the result of overpopulation.

Janet P.
Anonymous said…
Luckily, sugar and processed foods are not my favorite. However, It is a helpful article! It is very informative. I'm hoping that this article teaches kids the dangers of sugar!
Again thanks so much,

Dat D.
Ly Tran said…
from Ly Tran
Hello Ms. Wooten
Thank for the article about Sugar. The recent days I have problem with cholesterol and triglyceride, so I have to reduce table sugar and only use sugar replacement that is Splenda. According to DrD, Splenda is the bad alternative and the good substitutes are Agave nectar, and Stevia. I will look for it for my diet.
Thank
Ly Tran
Ly Tran said…
from Ly Tran

The statistic of consumimg sugar in the United States shows that the average American eats between 90 to 180 lbs of sugar each year. This number is biggest excess of sugar need for a person that causes many health problems for people. Through this article, I think we have to pay attention how to reduce sugar consuming every day and to look for alternatively sweet substances
Thank
Ly Tran
Anonymous said…
This information could be very useful for our loved ones, I will difinately share this with my mom who's diabetic.
-E. Chacon
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Anonymous said…
Those good information can help to take care of my health better. I will drive it down to reminds myself to it whenever I can. Tks for sharing!

Ca Q.
Anonymous said…
I really enjoyed this article, I have learned about sugar replacements that I had never heard of. I consume soda daily, and have been trying to limit the amount I drink, but it's been very difficult because when I don't get enough sugar or caffeine I do tend to get headaches. I recently went to the dentist with my husband ..and I ended up getting four cavities filled and he only had one, he drinks a lot more water than I do and eats less junk food, so I do know that all the sugar I have consumed has affected my teeth. Now that I am getting older I am trying to make healthier choices, because I do want to live a longer life.

Daisy Chairez
Anonymous said…
My grandfather has diabetes, so when my grandmother makes a cake, she doesn't allow my grandpa to eat that cake. She says: “it has a lot of sugar, you can’t eat it. Your blood sugar will increase.” I feel so sorry for my grandpa because he really loves sweet cake. However, after I read this topic, I realize that my grandmother can use another natural alternative to sugar to make cake. By that way, my grandpa can eat the cake he likes without anxiety of a high sugar. In addition, I will apply using others natural sweetener in order to protect my family health. That will be a great way to prevent diabetes, obesity, and many other chronic illnesses.
Thank you so much for your post!
CNg0611
Anonymous said…
Dr. D,
I actually had not realized the true detrimental effects sugar had on my health, and I've recently been looking for ways to improve my diet. Knowing those better alternatives is helping me correct my family's health, as one of my parents has been diagnosed with diabetes since several years ago. Furthermore, your story about the dentist shed some light on specific issues I wasn't fully aware of as a child, and I'll be sure to take of my dental health as well.
-JVN
Noura Elhuzayel said…
Oh my god. Isn't it crazy how much sugar is in EVERYTHING? Before I started being health conscious, I didn't realize that almost everything had added sugars. It blew my mind to learn the bad that sugar does to the body. I've learned to satisfy my sweet tooth with fruit instead of sugary snacks. Really enjoyed this post!

Noura E
Anonymous said…
This is a very helpful article. I myself don't like sweet taste. I don't like sweet desert or candies (except for dark chocolate ). When I eat something too sweet, my throat will get hurt right after a few minutes. And today, after reading this article I know that I am very lucky to hate sugar because it is very harmful to my health as well. Another interesting thing is that I can add honey into my meals. VP
Anonymous said…
VN

Alright that's pretty wild the avg american consume 90-180 pound of surgar a year wow. I bet I consume way more now thinking about it.
Kim Chi Nguyen said…
This post has a lot of good information,I would though that the average human eats 90 to 180 pounds a sugar a year that is terrible , I have always been a tea woman but i have to try now the plant!

I truly believe that sugar is not a good supplement for a diet. I use natural sweetness such as fruits, or raw honey.

your recipies looks yummy

Thank you,
Anonymous said…
I like this blog. Thank for sharing it. This is very helpful to me. In fact, research suggests that sugar can act on the brain in the same way as addictive substances like tobacco! The sugar we love is also the culprit in a wide range of diseases, from cavities and diabetes to fatigue and obesity. Reducing sugar's role in our life can only benefit us and our loved ones.
Anonymous said…
I like this blog. Thank for sharing it. This is very helpful to me. In fact, research suggests that sugar can act on the brain in the same way as addictive substances like tobacco! The sugar we love is also the culprit in a wide range of diseases, from cavities and diabetes to fatigue and obesity. Reducing sugar's role in our life can only benefit us and our loved ones.
Anonymous said…
I totally agree that sugar is bad for health. Eat too much causes many diseases. It is hard for me to stay away from sugar, but I will try to reduce it.
kim loan nguyen said…
it is amazing post! i known sugar is bad for my health, but i can't avoid to eat sugar. Sugar attend in my food every day. if food with out of sugar, food become tasteless.
Khanh Nguyen said…
Thank you so much for posting these helpful information. I am in a long-term progress to lose my weight because I used to be a huge fan of sugar, soda(coke,sprite..),candies, macaroon cookies...When I cooked my meal, I always put many sugar in my food to make it sweeter. One day, when I was working, I suddenly felt dizzy and nauseous. Then I went to see the doctor, he said that I felt like that because I ate too many sugar. From that moment, I decided to quit SUGAR. People must eat sugar enough for our bodies, do not eat too much because we will have sugar in blood.
Anonymous said…
Thank you for posting these helpful information. I am in a long-term process of losing my weight because I used to be a huge fan of SUGAR such as soda, candies, macaroon cookies... When I cooked my meal, I usually put many sugar in my food. One day, when I was working, I suddenly felt dizzy and nauseous. Then I went to see the doctor, and he said that I felt like that because I ate too much sugar. Honestly, we must eat enough sugar for our bodies, do not eat too much because we will have sugar in blood.
-Khanh Nguyen, Psy C100-
Anonymous said…
Vto10: absolutely i agree with post. fast food is so harmful with our health. it make people are more overweight. and it is so duty.1 packet include least 670 to 720 kcal and we had to work out 1 hour.(Vy To_ psy c100)
Anonymous said…
I've noticed over the past couple of years that my "sweet tooth" has been kicking in - maybe because I'm getting older? And the more I notice the more I worry that it's getting out of control (because it is).Now that I'm more health conscious I try to limit myself but I still cant cut sugar out completely. I've even tried stevia, I just don't like the way it tastes. My father is a diabetic and took a cooking class at Kaiser. In a healthy diet you shouldn't consume more than two small triangle pieces of watermelon. You can have only half a peach. The most fruit you can have is general are berries, your allowed only one cup. These restrictions seem crazy!

I'm hoping that all me other healthy choices will help finesse my sugar addiction.
Vy To Psy c100
Anonymous said…
Dr D.
Great post about sugar. I use stevia instead of the other sweaters. Thanks for the great info on sugar.

CB C105
Anonymous said…
Hello DrD.... Reading your post was really interesting... I use a lot of alternatives to sugar when I drink coffee and soda... especially splenda... i always thought it was a good substitute for sugar and thought that it was good for me... now that you say it is bad... i'm going to start switching to truvia.... THANK YOU!! :)

--- DT ---
Anissa Costales said…
This was a very interesting and informative article and I'm glad I read it. I'm proud to say that I've been cutting back on sugar and I haven't drank soda in 3 years and plan to keep it that way for the remainder of my life. My dad has always thought artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, were good sugar replacements. He puts them in his coffee sometimes but after showing him this article I'm sure he'll reconsider.

Thank you for all this helpful information.

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