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Atherosclerosis: Sugar & Fructose Connection
A wide variety of sugars with different names are used today in the food preparation process. Table sugar and maple syrup are no longer the only sweeteners in our diet.
We all know some of the guises of sugar such as sucrose, fructose, maple syrup, molasses. But what about dextrose, turbinado, amazake, sorbitol, carob powder, and high fructose corn syrup?
As a result of all sorts of sugars poured into more products every year by the makers of processed foods, Canadians - for example - eat about 23 teaspoons of added sugar every day.
But that only includes refined, processed sugars, honey and maple syrup. What those 23 teaspoons, translated into 92 grams of sugar, do not include are all the other added sugars we're getting daily from:
corn sweeteners - the main ingredient in pop (soda), and
Add up all those sugars and some people are eating more than half their body weight in sugars every year.
It’s a serious concern around the world.
In 1999 for example, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data, sugar consumption in the United States was 158 pounds per person (equivalent to about 50 teaspoons per day!) — 30 percent higher than in 1983.
In the 1999 year, figure for added-sugars consumption was 1.5 percent greater than in 1998.
For the sake of clarification of terminology, let's keep in mind that the consumption of “added (free) sugars” includes:
table sugar (refined, processed sugars from cane, beet - sucrose - added to foods by the manufacturer, cook or consumer)
corn sugar (glucose)
high-fructose corn syrup commonly added to fruit juices
sugars naturally present in fruit juices
other syrups, like molasses and maple syrup.
The term “added (free) sugars” does not include the sugars naturally present in:
fruit (fructose, sucrose), and
The average American consumes 20 teaspoons per day of sugar. The food industry, however, contends that the huge increase in sugar consumption has had no impact on health.
In a paper published in 1999, USDA researcher Shanthy A. Bowman, of the Agricultural Research Service, reported that heavier consumers of refined sugars (more than 18 percent of calories from added sugars) typically consume more calories but less of 15 different nutrients than do lighter consumers (under 12 percent of calories).
The high consumers consumed 15 times more soft drinks and fruit “ades” per day than the lower consumers.
The 158-pound figure, however, represents the amount of sugar that is available in wholesale channels. The actual amount consumed is considerably less. USDA surveys indicate that
the average teenage boy eats at least 109 pounds per year, while
the average American eats upwards of 64 pounds.
In 1999, because of the sharp increase in sugar consumption — paralleled by a doubling in the rate of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in the past 20 years - health groups petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set a “Daily Value” for sugar intake and list on food labels the amount of added sugars and the “% Daily Value” in a serving.
The recommended Daily Value (the daily limit) should be 40 grams, or 10 teaspoons, the figure recommended by USDA.
The FDA has not responded to the petition. Interestingly, in 1986 it predicted that sugar consumption would level off and then decline in the next few years.
Arterial Cleansing: Daily Consumption of Free (Added) Sugar
There is no scientific proof that sugar is what's making us fat or giving us diabetes - says Randall Kaplan of the Canadian Sugar Institute.
A report released in 2006 by the World Health Organization (WHO) urges people to limit their daily consumption of free (added) sugars to less than 10 percent of their total energy intake (Diet Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases; TRS916).
This recommendation adds up to approximately 12 teaspoons (48 grams) of added (free) sugar a day based on an average 2000-calorie diet.
The leading American health experts want the FDA to:
set a maximum recommended daily intake (Daily Value) for added (free) sugars of 10 teaspoons (40 grams) and
require labels to disclose the percentage of the Daily Value a food provides.
Daily Values are used on Nutrition Facts labels to indicate the recommended maximum intakes of fat, sodium and other nutrients.
It is so much less than North Americans eat now - on average, more than 20 teaspoons of added sugars per day, that is twice what the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends.
Although we are eating way too much sugar, consuming less sugar is not that easy as it would seem. Cutting back to 10 - 12 teaspoons a day is going to be tough.
A typical cup of fruit yogurt provides 70 percent of a day's worth of added sugar! No to mention a can of baked beans, listing white beans, water, molasses, sugar, fructose, brown sugar. Lots of sugars!
Of course, you would like to have these beans with a hot dog which lists such ingredients as pork, chicken, beef, water, salt, dextrose. It means more sugar!
The bun, for example, contains another half-teaspoon of sugar. And with that hot dog you would like to have a dash of ketchup (a third of ketchup is sugar)…
Another example: a granola bar has two teaspoons of sugar.
One little Fruit Rollup, Mellon Berry Blast has about 3 teaspoons of sugar, mostly in form of cheap high-sucrose corn syrup.
The WHO report recommending we eat less sugar provoked loud criticism from the sugar lobby in the U.S. and Canada. The sugar industry and the American government are really upset about it.
Although presently it cannot be proved "scientifically" that sugar along is to blame, there IS plenty of evidence that it is the key contributing factor.
Onset of diabetes, for instance, is one of the major concerns for excess sugar intake. Since insulin acts as a "carrier" of glucose (blood sugar), too much sugar can overwork the pancreas, eventually leading to a decrease in insulin production (read: diabetes).
People who eat diets high in sugar get less calcium, fiber, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, magnesium, iron, and other nutrients, according to USDA data.
Because of such potential problems, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has petitioned the FDA to require that food labels declare how much sugar is added to products.
A high-sugar diet contributes to other health problems, such as atherosclerosis (heart attack and stroke), osteoporosis, and cancer, not to mention tooth decay and obesity.
Unfortunately, nutritionally worthless junk food is everywhere. No matter what, in every store that you go to there is a little section of chocolate, candy and chips.
Sugar is all over the place and it is hard to resist it.
Arterial Cleansing: Deciphering the Sugar Content
In every teaspoon (serving size), there are 4 grams of refined sugar providing on average 15 calories.
Current food labels do not spell out exactly how much of the most common nutrients we’re getting. Carbohydrates do not include totals for fibers and sugars.
So we just have to rely on the list of ingredients to determine how many sugars are in the foods we eat.
In order to estimate the total number of sugars found in foods, experts use a teaspoon of refined sugar as a metaphor to give us a sense of how much sugar we’re consuming. Therefore, a product which contains 16 grams of sugars per serving would translate into approximately 4 teaspoons of sugars per serving.
In other words, in order to determine how much sugar is in a serving, you need to check the nutrition label for Sugars (listed in grams) and divide the number of grams by four.
For example, if sugars are listed as 12 grams you should divide that amount by four and this will give you three teaspoons of refined sugar per serving - and 45 calories.
Arterial Cleansing: How to Reduce Your Sugar Intake?
If we were eating just all vegetables and some low-sweet fruits, and getting our sugars just from there, we would be way better off.
First of all, check nutrition and ingredient labels for sugar and its equivalents, including sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, honey and molasses.
At present, the USDA recommends limiting added sugars, from packaged foods and the sugar bowl, to:
24 grams a day (6 teaspoons) if you eat 1,600 calories
40 grams (10 teaspoons) for a 2,000-calorie diet
56 grams (14 teaspoons) for a 2,400-calorie diet, and
72 grams (18 teaspoons) for a 2,800-calorie diet.
As you can see, this is even less than 12 teaspoons (48 grams) of a sugar a day recommended by the recent WHO's report for an average 2,000-calorie diet.
What you should do then?
First of all, cut back on:
soft drinks (40 grams of sugar per 12 ounces) - "liquid candy" - by far the biggest source of sugar in the average American's diet
fruit "drinks," "beverages," "ades," and "cocktails" as they are essentially non-carbonated soda pop; Sunny Delight, Fruitopia, and other fruit juices have only 5-10 percent juice and are loaded with calories and can be as fattening as pop
candy, cookies, cakes, pies, doughnuts, granola bars, pastries, and other sweet baked goods
fat-free cakes, cookies, and ice cream as they may have as much added sugar as their fatty counterparts and they are often high in calories ("fat-free" on the package doesn't mean fat-free on your waist or thighs).
Secondly, instead of sugar:
Drink more water, eat more vegetables and some low-sugar fruits.
Look for breakfast cereals that have no more than eight grams (about 2 teaspoons) of sugar per serving.
Watch out for sweets - ice cream, shakes, and pastries - served in restaurants. Their huge servings can provide a day's worth of added sugar. For example, a large McDonald's Vanilla Shake and a Cinnabon each have 12 teaspoons (about 48 grams) of added (free) sugar.
Thirdly, to get that sugar monkey Off your back:
Don't avoid sugar like the plague. Demystify it. Sugar is neither evil nor your friend. Nutritionally speaking, when you eat sugar, you get only empty calories. There are no virtues associated with sugar.
Eat regular meals. Having small meals every two-three hours will keep your blood glucose levels stable.
Don’t overeat. Just eat appropriate foods at appropriate times. You are less likely to go overboard when you have a full meal in your stomach.
Wait five minutes and see if the craving passes. If it doesn't, have a single serving of what you want, instead of a "healthy substitute." Substitutions do not always work. If you really want ice cream, you're better off having a little ice cream than three pounds of carrot sticks.
Don't use sweet treats as a distraction. When you find yourself reaching for the jelly beans, ask yourself what's going on.
If you are hungry, have the kind of snack that will last longer than a sugar rush -- some almonds, for instance.
If you are stressed, take a walk.
If you are sad, call a friend.
If you are bored, get out of the house.
Don’t full yourself into thinking you can eat more of other foods because you have downed a diet soft drink or put artificial sweetener in your coffee.
Get rid of junk food: the candy dish on your desk and the stash of Ring-Dings in your kitchen. If junk food is not around, you cannot eat it. When you want a sugary snack, go out and buy one only.
Get more pleasure out of a piece of higher quality chocolate rather than out of a bag of Hershey's kisses every other day. If you can get into the habit of having a little of your favorite sweet thing every day, you may be less likely to "lose control" and work your way through the candy counter.
Arterial Cleansing: The Fructose (Fruit) Connection
Fructose is incorporated into triglycerides (blood fats) more readily than glucose; therefore, it has a greater propensity to increase the level of triglycerides - the key risk marker, and most likely a factor, for a heart disease and stroke.
Fructose, also known as fruit sugar (levulose) is a simple sugar twice as sweet as sucrose (table sugar). But because it is mainly metabolized in the liver, fructose has a lower glycemic index.
However, consumption of high amounts of fructose can lower metabolic rate and cause de-novo lipogenesis (the conversion of sugar into fat) since the liver can only metabolize limited amounts of fructose. For this and many other reasons, and contrary to previous claims for its superiority over glucose (blood sugar), fructose does not play essential part in human nutrition.
Although naturally present in fruits, fructose is also available in the form of crystals as a table sugar substitute. It is also sold commercially as high-fructose corn syrup which can contain up to 55 percent sucrose.
However, fructose can have some toxic effects on our health, especially on cardiovascular and digestive systems, as well as on our metabolism.
Fructose, especially its excessive consumption, may increase:
the risk of abnormal blood clotting ailments and hypertension (high blood pressure)
the risk of type 2 diabetes
total blood cholesterol levels (it serves in part as the raw material for the synthesis of cholesterol within the body)
LDL-"bad" cholesterol levels, and
blood triglyceride levels, especially in diabetics (fructose has a greater propensity to increase serum triglycerides than glucose).
Excessive consumption of fructose may also cause:
fatigue, especially in persons who are fructose intolerant
insulin resistance, and
obesity (due to de-novo lipogenesis - the conversion of sugar into fat).
It is estimated that up to 33 percent of persons are unable to completely absorb fructose due to fructose intolerance (also known as dietary fructose intolerance (DFI) which may cause
intestinal cramps (abdominal pain)
altered bowel habits (diarrhea).
Fructose may cause the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and may be an underlying cause of some cases of IBS due to fructose malabsorption.
Arterial Cleansing: Fruits High/Low in Fructose
Among most popular fruits the highest fructose content (per 100 grams) show:
Dates: 32 grams (32%)
Raisins: 29.7 grams (27.9%)
Figs: 22.9 grams (22.9%)
Prunes: 12.5 grams (12.5%), and
Grapes 8.13 grams (8.13%)
Among most popular fruits the lowest fructose content (per 100 grams) show:
Apricots: 0.94 gram (0.94%)
Nectarines: 1.37 grams (1.37%)
Peaches: 1.53 grams (1.53%)
Cantaloupes: 1.87 grams (1.87%).
Therefore, the above fruits should be your first choice of fruit in arterial cleansing diet, provided you have not been diagnosed with fructose intolerance.
Logical, isn't it? But not quite true.
Among most popular fruits the highest sucrose (sugar) content (per 100 grams) show:
Papaya: 30 grams (30%)
Dates: 20 grams (20%)
Apricot: 5.87 grams (5.87%)
Pineapple: 5.47 grams (5.47%).
Among most popular fruits the lowest sucrose (sugar) content (per 100 grams) show:
Watermelon: 1.21 grams (1.21%)
Persimmon (juicy smooth-skinned orange-red tropical fruit that is sweet only when fully ripe): 1.54 grams (1.54%), and
Plums: 1.57 grams (1.57%).
Therefore, the above fruits should be your first choice of fruit in arterial cleansing diet, provided you have not been diagnosed with fructose intolerance.
Logical, isn't it? But not necessarily true.
Arterial Cleansing: Limit Your Daily Fruit Intake
If you are seriously concerned about your arterial health, you MUST limit your daily fruit intake.
Whole fruits are both a source of fructose and sucrose, in other words, sugar. Also known as beet or cane (table) sugar, chemically it consists glucose and - fructose.
Glucose is the only carbohydrate that actually circulates within the bloodstream (as blood sugar). It provides energy to most of the body's cells and is the preferred fuel for most cells, including the neurons of the brain (the brain utilizes 25 percent of glucose for its own “fuel” requirements).
Sugar then is a sort of "good" and "bad" guy at the same time with fruits as a perfect example. Some of them are high in fructose but at the same time low in sucrose, and vice versa.
Watermelon, for instance, is low in sucrose (1.21%) but at the same time much higher in fructose (3.36%). Apricots on the other hand are low in fructose (0.94%) but very high in sucrose (5.87%). The same applies to other low-high, fructose-sucrose fruits like persimmons, plums, nectarines, peaches and cantaloupes.
So as far as fruit consumption is concerned, the only practical solution is their limited consumption. Because fruits are a considerable source of sugar in our today's diet (already full of sugar!), their daily intake should be carefully monitored by all people, not only those whose health condition could be adversely affected by the sugar, diabetics and pre-diabetics in particular.
Tomatoes, avocados, lemons and limes are very low in total sugar and do not have to be restricted.
Like with many other things in our life, moderation is the key here, the only win-win situation. And this "rule" should be followed by everyone who is seriously concerned about his or her health.
Although eating fresh fruits as your appetite dictates still holds for many people, if you are overweight, insulin resistant, or have elevated blood triglycerides, you should limit your intake of high-sugar fruits, such as grapes, bananas, mangos, sweet cherries, apples, pineapples, pears and kiwi fruit.
This recommendation also applies to dried fruits which contain excessive sugar. As a matter of fact, they more resemble commercial candy than their fresh counterparts.
Try to include more green vegetables instead. However, some fruits, like tomatoes, avocadoes, lemons, and limes, are very low in total sugar and do not have to be restricted.
Artery Cleanse: Take Responsibility for Your Own Arterial Health
Don't give in, don't give up!
As contrary to standard medicine, atherosclerotic processes in the cardiovascular system can be halted and/or reversed nutritionally, arterial cleansing can be of great benefit to you. You can win this battle and you can get well again.
What sets it apart from conventional medical methods is that the nutritional arterial cleansing - by keeping atherosclerotic plaques in solution - helps to wash them away safely and gradually. In other words, the nutritional method does NOT pull away "chunks of plaque" that could plug up the arteries further downstream!
Because, by definition, dietary supplements nourish and heal (never destruct!) - a characteristic which is not true for any medicine. It's no wonder, then, the nutritional arterial cleansing helps make the plaques disappear and, at the same time, prevents formation of new atheromas. That's how the body functions and works - by nourishing and healing itself in order to maintain homeostasis and prevent any damage to it.
So if you or a loved one is dealing with this atherosclerosis, it certainly can't hurt to add therapeutic levels of cardioprotective nutrients to your daily regimen.
As soon as you begin improving the flow of oxygen-dense and nutrients-dense blood in the entire cardiovascular tree, you will start experiencing, almost immediately - literally, within weeks ! - such positive changes as:
reduction of shaking/trembling in hands, and tingling in hands and/or feet, if any;
improved mental alertness, cognition and memory;
less need for sleep;
better vision, and even
better skin tone, resulting in a younger look.
The nutritional arterial cleansing - believe it or not! - can even help you improve your functional age (not the same as chronological age!) by adding more active years to your life.
First of all, however, the nutritional arterial cleansing can help you control the atherosclerosis risk factors, such as:
high blood levels of
complications of diabetes.
The nutritional arterial cleansing can help you avoid such consequences of atherosclerosis as:
coronary artery disease (leading to angina, heart attack, heart failure),
carotid artery disease (leading to stroke),
peripheral artery disease (pain in the lower limbs on walking, typically in the calf muscle, a condition called intermittent claudication, leading to foot gangrene and/or amputation),
restenosis (obstruction of bypass grafts and stents),
erectile dysfunction (in men),
mesentric ischemia (inadequate blood supply to the small intestine).
The nutritional arterial cleansing can help you avoid the risks of standard medical treatments such as:
vascular bypass (coronary, cerebral, peripheral),
The nutritional arterial cleansing can complement or - in some cases - even replace the invtravenous (IV) chelation therapy. It may also help cut your dependence on medications such as anti-cholesterol drugs, aspirin, blood thinners, diuretics, nitroglycerin, etc.
The nutritional arterial cleansing can also help rejuvenate arteries and prevent their premature aging. As the joy of life depends on a sound cardiovascular system, with the arterial cleansing formula and its long list of health benefits you have nothing to lose - and your arterial health to gain.
Who says, then, that the nutritional arterial cleansing does not work? Those, who think that micronutrients, vitamins and anti-oxidants are not necessary for our health and that optimum nutrition is not important.
Why do they think and act that way? Because they don't want to learn and just keep ignoring the impressive results - not only heard about, but also seen and experienced by people who have undergone the nutritional arterial cleansing.
Are you still wondering whether or not it can help you achieve the healthy life you so richly deserve?
Or maybe you're just making excuses and waiting for somebody to hand your arterial health over to you. If so, it's not going to happen. You've got to do it yourself by taking responsibility for your own health. If not, you may fall victim to the cariodvascular diseases that are taking so many lives away from so many people, even at the very moment you are reading this website. In other words, if you allow your body to succumb to atherosclerosis, you will greatly increase your chances of getting a heart attack, stroke, vascular dementia, or peripheral artery disease.
But if you explore with an open mind and heart the concept of nutritional arterial cleansing and apply it effectively in your life, it might help you - not absolutely but with a very high order of probability - to prevent, fight and reverse the inevitable effects of this ruthless killer.
It's not quite true that allopathic (drug) medicine is the only way to get well. It's just a myth, a moneymaking illusion created and constantly reinforced by the pharmaceutical industry and medical establishment. This popularly accepted myth, then, must be debunked and brought to an end. With CLAREVASA, we strongly believe that you can help to make it happen!
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