Sugar - The Sweet Truth

So you have been led to believe that sugar is a wonderful source of energy and natural goodness? Do yourself a favor and study everything related to this feature - and do so as though your life depends on it - because your life really does depend on it.
Before we continue, however, let's briefly consider an article by The Ethical Co-op explaining how sugar is made.
"I remember an advert from childhood saying something like "sugar is the natural one". Well, yes, if the definition of "natural" includes bubbling sulphur dioxide through the cane juice, spinning centrifugally to remove the outer coating, then dissolving into a syrup with phosphoric acid and calcium hydroxide, skimming off a layer, decolourising with activated carbon, then concentrating and repeatedly crystallising in a vacuum, producing white sugar. For brown sugar, some of the waste washings are then added back to this to colour it."
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Highly Recommended Links

"Sugar is a constant. Its lack of perfection as a food is total. On any scale of nutrients, it would rate less than zero." (William Dufty, Sugar Blues, p.157)
1. More Than 100 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health.
2. The dangers of sugar according to scientific research by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.
3. All The Scientific Facts: At this link you will find a hard-hitting response from Gary Null's Lawyer to the USA sugar industry. Move heaven and earth to study this information. Requires Acrobat Reader.
Highly Recommended Reading

Sugar Blues. William Dufty. Over 1.6 million copies in print.
"The classic bestselling exposé that unmasks our generations greatest medical killer - yet, at the same time, shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change your life but quite possibly save it...
It's a prime ingredient in countless substances that we eat and drink, from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of over one hundred pounds for every American every year, it's as addictive as nicotine or heroin - and as poisonous, responsible for modern plagues ranging from depression to coronary thrombosis. It's sugar." (Warner Books Inc. ISBN 0-446-34312-9)
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