I have consumed a lot of sugar. I remember when I was very young my brother and I would eat candy all day. This continued until high school when my diet changed to French Fries, Snickers and Pepsi. In my twenties I ate processed foods 2 or 3 times a day and had my favorite binge munchies. That diet continued until my early 40s. Getting married and slowed down going out to eat and binge-ing in front of the tube. We started paying more attention to the food we purchased. We started reading about food and taking the steps to purchase organics and local as much as we could. Fortunately it’s getting easier to purchase food that is better grown and raised. We continually search out the best place or market to purchase. We do have to be diligent. We spend a lot of money on “real” food. We’ve been doing this for about 10 years and the first benefit is feeling better.
The pressure is there to eat processed foods and “healthy” drinks. Some teas and juices have 35 grams of sugar per serving with often 4 serving per container of about 16 to 32 ounces. UNBELIEVABLE! We’ve been staying away from juices, energy bars and processed foods either from the store or restaurant. Especially stay away from anywhere that offers dinner from a drive through.
There is a lot of info out there. Below are a few videos to scare the crap (literally) out of you.
For your health and the health of the planet please do what you can and make small changes. Small changes lead to big things.
Please watch a few videos and check the related videos on you tube and you’ll get into the mood.