1.1. Scientific lies about sugar
According to the recommendations of WHO (World Health Organization), it is advised not to exceed from 10 percent of sugar in our diet. Moreover, it has been shown that if we limit until the 5 percent of the ingestion we will get even more benefits. This recommendation is only applied to added sugars in processed products.
Here are several quotes from a study of a nutritional expert, Candela Gómez and its subsequent explanation:
- ”Sugar is important for any diet since it is the main motor of our body”
This quote is partly lie since any food is essential and since other foods can provide more energy and glucose to our body. They intend to imply that sugar is more necessary than any of the others foods and that’s not true.
- ‘‘Sugar is not related to diseases as diabetes and obesity”
This is completely false, since sugar is a “food” that provides a type of calorie called ”empty calories”, because the only provide energy. This food is withdrown from diet because we have scientifical reasons and studies that have found out that the intake of sugar causes this type of diseases. This doctors’ study is out of place or scientifical basis. She mentions that obviusly making an excess of sugar is bad, altough she defends it by generalizing that it is the same with all foods.
Here you have the link to see the complete review: https://midietacojea.com/2015/03/20/mentiras-cientificas-del-azucar-el-negocio-millonario-de-ocultar-sus-efectos-a-la-poblacion/
1.2.Why sugar doesn’t improve our attention?
People with better glucose tolerance have more favourable memory and respond better to carbohydrates.
A recent study in which eight differents breakfasts with the same nutrients but with differents speeds of glucose assimilation were assessed showd that that people with lower blood glucose had better memory results, but in the care and response, those with higher blood glucose had better results. In conclusion, it is better to have a balanced breakfast with an intake of the three types of macronutrients.
The intake of sugar produces memory loss
A study shows that people who consume more saturated fats and sugars have a greater attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In summary, diets with high sugar levels apart from their relationship with chronic diseases such as obesity, there’s also relationships with certain neurological diseases.
1.3. Is CocaCola an antioxidant?
A study done by the university of Cordoba affirms these effects in CocaCola. Science responds to this by denying these effects of CocaCola, demostrating that the consumption of increases the weight gains in people in adition to the risk of diabetes. We cannot affirm that CocaCola if good for our health, because it has been shown that CocaCola is bad. Moreover, whe should keep in mind this information about the influence of Coca Cola in the objectivity of the studies.
IS SUGAR POISON?
On one hand there are people who avoid their comsuption because they consider it poison and others who take it as a source of rapid energy. The good and bad of sugar depends on how much we take and how often.
Today we have an overabundance of foods that contains sugar, sometimes as a single nutrient or as a main ingridient, in conclusion, we take more sugar than is convenient. It has come to the point that foods like cookies and similars are banned in school.
IS SUGAR DRUG?
Certains foods or ingredients are considered as addictive as drugs. So, fats, certains additives and sugar are considered drugs that generate an addiction. This condition would explain the steady increase in obesity numbers.
A study of the relationship between foods ans drugs has concluded that there is a little likelihood of relationship, but this addiction to food may be true.
All these leads to the conclusion that: there is evidence that there is no ”addition to a subtance”, but rather an ”addition to eating” in general.
After the recommendations of WHO of not to exceed from 10 percent of sugar intake, the ICBA responds to this saying that this recommendation is based on studies of low scientific quiality.
Considering a standard diet of 2000 kcal, its 10% would be 200 kcal that to contribute with sugar, it would be necessary to an amount of 50g of sugar.
A 250 mL unit contains 27 g of carbohydrates, all of which are sugars. All are, of course, those considered as “added sugars”. With 27 g of sugar we will in principle cover 54% of the recommendations.
In conclusion, with only the consumption of a single container of half a liter of the “refreshment” mentioned, very accessible today in any vending machine, supermarket… far exceeds the current daily upper limit of consumption of “added sugars”
A number of documents revaled strategies to change health policies an ”save the business”
Sugar drinks are the main source of sugar and calories, in study supported by several tests, has shown that there is a relationship of consumption of beverages with the weight gain and diabetes risk.
REVEALING HIDDEN SUGAR IN FOODS
It is not the same thing to inform the consumer that the drink to be taken contains 70g of sugar, that to say that those same 70g suppose 28 cubes of sugar… as the picture attached below shows up.
Representing the sugar content in sugary drinks through images reduces their charm and the possibility of choosing them.
Coca-Cola provides financial and logistical support to Global Energy Balancee Network, they donated 1.5 million dollars last year for the creation of GEBN and allocated around 4 million for the financing of projects by two university professors, and they intended to divert attention from recent studies on sugary drinks and their link to obesity and Type 2 diabetes
“Companies do that all the time. They fund researchers from several universities who deal with the problems that businesses face” said Jason Riis, a consumer health research specialist.
In response to the controversy, Coca-Cola president and CEO Muhtar Kent promised to give more transparency to the company’s way of dealing with public health and the scientific communities.
SUGAR IN THE MEDIA
To end up, I would like to share here some videos about the attempts of the media to raise awareness of the consumption of sugar:
And here you have a table with WHO data on deaths produced by different substances:
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Be aware and take care!!!