y now, most of us are aware of the health dangers of high-fructose corn syrup and do our best to avoid it, and most health-conscious individuals won’t go anywhere near sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose.
The vegan diet, for example, ideally incorporates plenty of whole, plant-based foods. As a result, vegans get lots of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats with none of the baggage that comes with feedlot meat.
If you’re one of the people who was excited when the “natural” sweetener that was allegedly made from the stevia plant became more commonly available, I’m afraid I have some bad news for you.
All of that hype about the “new” zero-calorie Truvia? All the talk about how natural it is? That’s just not true.
Incidentally, while the FDA has approved this bastardization of stevia, the actual leaf, where the active chemicals are found, is banned from sale as a food additive or sweetener and may only be sold as an “herbal supplement.”
The dangers of refined sugars like corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, white sugar have been concerning doctors, researchers, and nutritionists for years. But they have been swept aside, in favor of the companies pushing them upon us. Fortunately, things are changing. After decades of research, it appears the serious adverse effects of refined sugars on human health are finally making their way into mainstream attention.
A study at Oregon State University indicates that both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet, compared to a normal diet, cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of "cognitive flexibility," or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations.
This effect was most serious on the high-sugar diet, which also showed an impairment of early learning for both long-term and short-term memory.
health freedom alliance, 21 April 2016
For something so sweet, sugar really can be quite awful.
Mike Geary, Decmeber 28, 2015
These foods, commonly called “healthy” by experts, the media, and even the government, are actually silently harming the health of you and your family.
Dr. Harold Goldstein, 12/21/2015
With just one small policy change, the National Park Service has undermined my most basic understanding of the role of our country's treasured parks.
Heather Callaghan, December 20,2015
Many of us will partake in treats this holiday – this is a call to those who are dreading the holidays for their temptations and want strength to do what’s best for them.
Elizabeth Lees, 11/29/2015
Scientists are still debating whether there is a real difference between the effects on a person's health of high-fructose corn syrup and those of sugar, even as the issue features in an ongoing lawsuit.