Sugar Tax in South Africa….Already came into the UK in March …

Awesome – finally a sugar tax …. and in South Africa – a country that produces sugar that is at risk for being accused of upsetting a national trade.

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Click here for more information

Several interesting articles click here for more:

 

Britain is not doing so well on Sugar intake, but we have already taken steps to tax soft drinks – currently running 3rd after Mexico and USA!! SA is the country to implement the tax and of these listed it is at the bottom! Click here for more

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Sugar is one of the main sources of fuel for bacteria and disease aside from the fact that it is the main contributor to obesity and all its side effects.

FACT: You cannot reduce fat/obesity by exercise alone, but you can by dietary intake – you have to watch what you eat to stay healthy.  Exercise keeps you fit and strong, nutrition keeps the balance of fuel right.

6 Foods that we ALWAYS knew behave like addictive drugs

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6 Highly addictive foods…..

So many of my patients struggle with cravings, weight issues, and late night snack binges. Knowing that certain chemicals in foods, called exorphins, can act as addictive drugs may help to develop strategies to improve health. 

You need to know a little bit about exorphins because the makers of processed food, Big Food, know all about these chemicals. In fact, they manipulate ingredients to stimulate our appetites and initiate an addictive cycle of overeating and subsequent disease states…… for more info click here ….

Wheat Belly by William Davis

 

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Another interesting book about wheat. …….

http://www.wheatbellyblog.com

All of this information is out there to make us think – opinions are from the human mind, but so is research.

Data and facts are interesting – but take a look at who is researching and who sponsors it and what is in it for them?  Selling the product normally!

A story from an engineering friend – at University asked to prove a point with some data … great said the tutor – now with the same data prove the opposite. Data and facts – we have to make our own mind up.

You decide what you put in your body and you pay the consequences.

 

 

Food Inc … fascinating film on the truths of the food industry

Food Industry Amazing insights into the food industry.  Do we actually know what we are eating?  Are we not the most ridiculous animal?

Take the time to take a look …… wow interesting the link has been blocked that i put up – so just google the name – here is another link … ask yourself why the link is blocked!!

Sugar … the enemy …..

Do we REALLY realise exactly how bad SUGAR is for us …. we continue to eat cakes, drink sugary drinks, eat starchy carbohydrates …..

Just look at this list of reasons why not to eat SUGAR compiled by Nancy Appleton PHD.

“Sugar is the biggest enemy that we have in our diet. It is the most insidious liar. It tricks our tongue, taste buds and mind. It is called the “love drug” and addictive it can be. I hate to rain on your sugar parade, but we all need reminding that it is a “thief” as it robs us silently of our health. Try and read through this very long list.

Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defences against infectious disease and cancer.

Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

Sugar can cause tight, tense muscles anywhere in the body.” ……

for the rest of the article see: http://joannebrophy.com/diet/sugarenemgy.htm