It’s somewhat human to visit the low-brow (sweet) end of the food spectrum once in a while ... desserts, candy, empty calories gunk.
That said, you CAN condition your palette otherwise. Health and muscle building are all about getting the right kind of sweetening. Cellular energy derives from glucose - the morphed form of almost everything that passes through the digestive system. After fats, proteins and carbohydrates, usable blood sugar is enlisted for energy.
But not any sweet thing will do. The more refined, processed and profitable the sweetener is, the more DANGEROUS it is to your system health. The purest, least processed, closest-to-nature options are best and far less risky.
Headed up by Dr. Frank Hu, a study by the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported a single 12-ounce can of soda provides the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of table sugar.
Nearly ONE THIRD of all carbohydrate calories in the 'standard American diet comes from added sweeteners. Beverage calories account for about half! The incumbent phosphoric acid in sodas of all kinds, diet or regular is 10,000-50,000 times more ACIDIC than normal pH tap water! A double bullet to your head and health.
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS / SUGAR SUBSTITUTES
I concur with the Mayo Clinic.
AVOID Artificial Sweeteners - Use at your own risk!
Sweet 'N Low
High fructose corn syrup
Powdered / confectioner's sugar
Maple syrup (Canadian Grade A Dark Organic)
Honey (local raw unfiltered unheated)
Stevia (unaltered, liquid or powder)
Molasses (unsulphured, organic)
Real Fruit Juice
(not from concentrate)
Read about them and more in the book. Click graphic to order.
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