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Shocking Facts About Sugar

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Shocking Facts About Sugar

Mind-blowing Facts About Sugar

Sugar is the white poison of modern society. Although it’s addictive and poisonous, we’re consuming more and more of it every day. On average, each one of us consumes around 150 pounds of sugar every year. That’s around the average weight of a female! 300 years ago our ancestors used to consume only seven and a half pounds of sugar a year!

According to several studies, this is what happens to sugar when an average overweight persons eats it: 5 percent of sugar is stored as ready energy for future use; 60 percent of it is metabolized and a mind-blowing 35 percent of it is stored as FAT!

Unfortunately, half of the sugar we consume comes from high-fructose corn syrup. Several studies linked high-fructose corn syrup to high blood pressure, weight gain, long term liver damage and even migraine.

In this amazing infographic you can find some mind-blowing information about sugar, the addictive “white poison” of the modern age:

Facts About Sugar

Also if you’re interested to learn more about sugar, its health dangers and its link to several health problems such as diabetes, I encourage you to watch this TED talk by Dr. Robert H. Lustig. Dr. Lustig is an American pediatric endocrinologist and a professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Shocking Facts About Sugar
[Last Updated on June 2nd 2014]

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