“Fun Fact” – Self-explanatory…
It’s that time again!
Time to learn something you didn’t know – or, in the case of this month’s topic, maybe time to be reminded of something you would rather forget…
You’ve heard it confirmed from the diabetes advocates.
You’ve heard it heralded from the Diet Coke and Splenda advocates**.
You’ve heard it [on repeat] from the Paleo advocates.
You’ve read the articles and watched the videos… but you still STILL aren’t sure what to believe.
Well here’s one more thought to chew on:
Current research being done at the University of California at San Francisco is showing that sugar – especially that found in soft drinks with other chemicals – actually impacts your body at the genome-level by shortening telomeres, which are the DNA components related to lifespan.
Shorter telomeres = shorter lifespan of cells = shorter lifespan of human made up of cells.
Interested in cutting back on sugar?
The very first step is to start reading food labels.
Or, you know, eating foods that don’t come in plastic packaging like fruits and vegetables 🙂
Assuming you opt primarily for the ‘read food label’ option, be aware that Sugar is like a sneaky fugitive, it has over 50 aliases:
- barley malt
- beet sugar
- brown sugar
- buttered syrup
- cane-juice crystals
- cane sugar
- carob syrup
- corn syrup
- corn syrup solids
- date sugar
- diastatic malt
- ethyl maltol
- fruit juice
- fruit juice concentrate
- glucose solids
- golden sugar
- golden syrup
- grape sugar
- high-fructose corn syrup
- invert sugar
- malt syrup
- raw sugar
- refiner’s syrup
- sorghum syrup
- turbinado sugar
- yellow sugar
**fake sugars are NOT less harmful; they are chemicals that your body sees as foreign, causing cellular mutations to try to adapt to them. BTW… cancer is just a fancy word for cellular mutations…
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