New research recently emerged from America's most respected health institutions is starting to find that sugar, the way many people are eating it today, is a toxin and could be a driving force behind some of this country's leading killers, including heart disease.
I know you don't want to hear this.... It's often our beloved... Our comfort... Our pleasure... Our "friend"... But not really.. Here's the scoop:
Sugar consumed in the quantities Americans consume it is found to lead to diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome and many other diseases and disorders. You can go on line and find plenty of reputable research based articles to support these statements.
Getting OFF sugar is not an easy task. Many people experience all kinds of symptoms that rival withdrawal from addictive drugs. There is thought to be an actual detoxification process that has to take place in order to get the body back in balance requiring a 30 day refrain from all forms of sugar and foods that translate and absorb as sugar in the body (such as refined white flour).
It is clear that when high fiber is taken with sugar the body absorbs the sugar much more slowly. This is why eating an apple or strawberries allows the body to enjoy a bit of natural sweetness without consequence. They are high in fiber.
A diet that is rich with fibrous vegetables and some whole grain helps the body to be in balance. A supplement containing fiber works with the body to make digesting in the intestines easier and more comfortable. Taking fiber with your meals slows down the absorption of sugars.