Processed foods and sugar cause many diseases

Processed foods and sugar are causes of many diseases

Current rates of vascular disease are peculiar to modern societies, and a careful examination of the contributing reasons for this sudden explosion of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases indicates that the introduction of processed foods at the turn of the century has played a major role. This is not to say that the trend was all bad. Processing foods was initially a two-edged sword: it did improve the nutrition of millions of city dwellers, who prior to refrigeration and food processing, did not have access to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

The problem is that over the years, large numbers of people have begun to depend totally on processed foods for nutrition--while nutritional quality of processed food has fallen dramatically. These foods contain more sugar, more oxidized oils and fewer essential nutrients than ever before.More recently, food processors have engaged in the genetic manipulation of foods, creating a set of problems never before faced y man. And if that were not enough, processors also add enormous quantities of food additives, many of which have never been tested for human safety.

Sugar consumption in this country has increased over 2,500 percent since the turn of the century! In fact, there is a better correlation between excess consumption of refined sugar and heart disease than there is with cholesterol consumption. Excess sugar consumption also increases blood triglyercides, produces disease-causing cross-links in proteins, inhibits immmune function, and interferes with vitamin C transport.

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that could save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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