Some of the things you think you know that just aint
Review, cholesterol and fat does not raise your cholesterol
or make you fat. Sugar and Refined carbohydrates do
All Refined Carbohydrates are Hazardous to Your Health.
The average American eats over 300 pounds of sugars
each year. Most of this is because of all the sugar
that is added to the everyday foods most people eat.
Sugars are refined carbohydrates include anything that
ends in "ose." Sucrose, fructose, glucose,
lactose, maltose, dextrose, corn syrup, high fructose
corn syrup and sugar all count as sugar. An easy way
to remember this is anything that rhymes with "gross."
I am not talking about sugar naturally found in fruits
and other such sources. If nature put it there, it is
usually fine. And again, how it affects you will depend
more on you individually than the type of fruit itself.
Yes, sugar is natural, but it is not fresh. And when
you add it to another food, the other food is not pure
Refined carbohydrates also come in the form of grains
and flours. Most pasta, bread, flour, and other grain-based
products are refined, almost to the point of sugar,
and to the point where the refined carbohydrates respond
in the body the same way sugar does.
There are two big reasons why refined carbs and sugar
are so bad, as well as hundreds of smaller reasons.
The two big reasons are these:
1. Refined carbs and sugar have no vitamins, minerals,
or anything else that is needed to operate and run a
2. Refined carbs and sugar cause blood sugar levels
to be artificially raised and lead to all the problems
that come with high blood sugar levels.
First, the refining process takes away all the vitamins
and minerals that are naturally found in whatever plant
is being refined. There is nothing left but pure carbohydrates.
Why are vitamins and minerals so important for you
anyway? Let me give you a little example of why vitamins
and minerals are so important. If you want to build
a brick house, what do you need? Well, you need bricks
and mortar, and wood, and windows and doors. You need
some basic stuff to build that house. What if you don't
have bricks, or mortar or windows or doors? How well
do you think the house will function after you are done
"trying" to build it? Not very well.
Vitamins, minerals and nutrients are like the bricks,
mortar, windows, doors, wood, etc. of the house. They
are the parts that your body uses to build you. If you
don't give your body those key building blocks, things
in your body are not going to work very well.
If you try to substitute cheap, not so good imitations,
if you tried to build a brick house with a bunch of
rocks, the house would not be as good. If you tried
to use old, warped windows, the house would not function
very well. If you used wood that had holes in it and
was not complete, your house would not be very functional.
For your body to continue to function at its best and
do everything it used to, your body needs to continually
be replacing the broken down worn out parts with new
parts. And if the new parts, if the vitamins and minerals
you give it are not whole, or not enough, your body
is going to break down. If you give your body less wood
than it needs, so you cannot finish the roof, you might
be able to keep the wind out, but when it rains, you
The second reason refined carbohydrates are not good
for you is that refined carbs drastically alter your
blood sugar levels. What is the big deal with this?
The easiest to show you is what happens to you after
you eat. You get really tired and lethargic. You have
trouble staying awake and you want to go to sleep. Guess
what? The rest of your body is doing the same thing.
Your cells are going into a "sugar coma."
Your mind, which controls everything, is also going
to sleep on the job. Your brain is not doing everything
it needs to do to keep you functioning properly. And
if your brain is not doing its job properly, anything
could be going wrong with your body, and often is.
Refined carbs/sugars also are one of the main contributing
factors to heart disease and high cholesterol levels,
as I showed you earlier.