Startling Facts About Sugar!

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Did you know…

  • In 1850 sugar consumption was just 20 lbs per person per year; in 2007 the average person ate 160 lbs per person per year
  • The average person in the USA eats 6 oz or 1/3 lb of sugar per day
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is the #1 source of calories in the American diet
  • Increases in chronic disease, including cancer, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease directly correlate with HFCS hitting the market in the 1970’s
  • The average American eats 4,000 lbs of sugar in a lifetime (imagine a dump truck full!)
  • Ninety cents of every grocery dollar is spent on processed food full of HFCS
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup is metabolized into fat faster than other sugars
  • HFCS has significant traces of the neurotoxin mercury

Here is some more info from Wold Fitness about sugar:

99 Ways Sugar Is Poisoning You

The Sweetest Scam Of All Time

Sugar Cravings Taking Over Your Brain!

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