You already know that for the last 50 years ACIM, our society has been pounded with the evils of smoking, drinking, eating red meat, and that we should cut as much salt and fat from our diets as possible. Under the trumpet of healthy living, we are being programmed to replace our intake of butter with margarine, red meat with soy alternatives and sugar with artificial sweeteners. When it comes to sugar and artificial sweeteners we are literally being sold a bill of goods simply because the sugar industry also controls both industries. It’s like the fox guarding the hen house. We are being offered alternatives but only if it is beneficial to the industry promoting it.
It’s funny how the things that taste the best always seem o be so harmful. Refined white sugar, Fructose and artificial sweeteners should be at the top of the list. Sugar is by far the largest worldwide addiction that is openly protected by the FDA. White refined sugar is not even a food, it is a chemical that would be better classes an addictive drug. Yes, that’s right, an addictive drug and when you remove it from your diet you can experience withdrawal symptoms including headaches, nausea and irritability. Refined sugar is used in everything from bread, canned vegetables, juices and condiments. It’s in just about everything you eat and drink short of water. You’d be hard pressed to find any processed food that doesn’t include a heaping helping of refined sugar or fructose added to it.
The so called “Natural Sweeteners”
If you consider fructose a safe, natural sugar, think again. You’ve been had by one of the biggest nutritional bait-and-switch ploys in years. Fructose does not come from fruit, it IS refined sugar! High fructose consumption has been fingered as a causative factor in heart disease. It raises blood levels of cholesterol and another type of fat, triglyceride. It makes blood cells more prone to clotting, and it may also accelerate the aging process. So the next time you see a commercial touting the virtues of Fructose as the actor sucks on her Popsicle… know that they are lying to you.