“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.” Philippians 4:5
Sugar, who doesn’t enjoy the taste of sweetness?! Even for the few that don’t, they too consume sugar due to the fact that sugar is in almost EVERYTHING. And it’s not just a little sugar, it is drenched in our foods. The daily consumption of such high amounts of sugar is deadly. Take a look at how much sugar the average person consumes today:
140 pounds per year verses 20 teaspoons per year 10,000 years ago!!!
I have to admit that I too have a sweet tooth. And because I often lack sleep, my craving for something sweet increases for an instant boost of energy that sugar provides. Consuming sugar in moderation is definitely a fight of mind over matter because, even though you sense a feel of false satisfaction after eating it, the negatives that follow are not sweet for our general heath. Please view the following video:
The Manufacturing Process of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
Sugar is a carbohydrate that consists of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Sugar chemicals usually end with –ose like Sucrose, Sucralose, Fructose etc…
Glucose is a simple sugar which is made from plants in a natural process called photosynthesis. Fructose is also a simple sugar that naturally occurs in fruits and is also found in honey, sugar cane and corn. And though glucose and fructose are natural things at first, after man tampers with it using his foolish mentality, he turns something good into a hybrid and toxic chemical known as HIGH-Fructose Corn Syrup. High Fructose Corn Syrup is the most popular of all sweeteners today.
Since starch is sugar, corn is used to produce high fructose corn syrup because of its high starch content (about 80% of the kernel is starch). Rice can also be used, but it doesn’t produce the amount and quantity worth the manufacturer’s’ efforts.
To make high fructose corn syrup, you need to first make (regular) corn syrup, by simply breaking down the starch in the corn into glucose. Pure glucose is only 62% as sweet as table sugar. Since it’s not as sweet as regular sugar, another molecule is required, fructose. Fructose, like glucose, is a monosaccharide (a single molecule sugar). But fructose is much sweeter than glucose.
Table sugar is made from glucose and fructose. It is a disaccharide, made of 2 monosaccharides, glucose + fructose, which are chemically bound to each other.
High Fructose Corn Syrup is also made of glucose and fructose, but they are not chemically bound to each other. Instead, the scientific profile of the fructose, along with other chemicals and metals, is used on the inviting percentage of glucose forcing its profile into fructose.
High Fructose Corn Syrup’s proportion of fructose to glucose is not 50/50 as in table sugar (50 fructose/50 glucose), but 45/55 (45 fructose/55 glucose).
To make HFCS, fructose and glucose must meet in a way where one would take on the identity of the other making two separate identities’ now one (45%fructose + 55%glucose= 99% fructose). This takes the percentage of sweetness to an even higher level, giving foods a power punch of extreme sweetness, but of no quality.
7 additional Negatives to consider are:
- Corn is far from natural, it’s highly genetically modified.
- HFCS and cane sugar are NOT biochemically identical or processed the same way by the body. Remember the following ad? “Corn sugar or cane sugar your body doesn’t know the difference.” ~Corn Refiners Association (LIARS!!!)
- Instead, it’s tricking our hormones so they aren’t aware to send the cues to say stop, we are full.
- After the process for producing HFCS, mercury is found present within the syrup.
- HFCS is almost always a marker of poor-quality, nutrient-poor disease-creating industrial food products or “food-like substances.”
- Addiction to sugar or sweet taste. It causes a euphoric effect that triggers the production of dopamine in the brain. A neurotransmitter that controls pleasure and responsible for reward motivated behavior. Sugar in general, but mostly in the man-made forms are as addictive as alcohol or cocaine!
- When consuming glucose your pancreas which secretes the hormone insulin causes your body to store fat. Fructose, is sent to your liver to be processed, but since the amount of sugar we consume today is extremely high, it’s causing a fatty inflamed liver. Your liver then stores the fat, which later on develops insulin resistance! If this condition continues it will develop Metabolic Disturbance which is your body unable to regulate itself! Death eventually will follows such unhealthy extreme conditions which are also developed like high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, and obesity!
We have to kill the habit of overdoing everything. Before the habit kills us!
“Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.” Philippians 3:19
“Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
The Most High said to do all in moderation…so now we must wonder why we are so sick!
“Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.” Proverbs 25:16
Things to Avoid
“Health and good estate of body are above all gold, and a strong body above infinite wealth.” Ecclesiasticus 30:5
- Sugary drinks
- Processed food, convenient, but loaded with sugar. Read your labels.
- Stay away from “low-fat” food. The fat is omitted for salt and sugar in high amounts!
Things That Help To Avoid
- Exercising at least 30 minutes per day helps controls blood sugar and cravings.
- Eat more fiber rich foods which are high in vitamins, antioxidants and keep you feeling full longer. Try consuming 20-30 grams per day!
- You can try other natural sugars like honey, agave, coconut sugar, BUT MODERATION IS KEY.
Not that sugar is bad (except HFCS), but like anything, sugar is only good in moderation. And stay on your toes….for there are plenty of other harmful creations made by Esau to add to that long list. All praises to the Most High for each one we become aware of and learn how not to overindulge!
“Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God”. Philippians 4:5, 6.
Keep it simple, but alive! There is no benefit in eating dead food.
“Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:” Proverbs 23:6
The foods we eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison…..
“As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.” Job 28:5