Updated: Jan 20, 2019
Did you know that SUGAR is cancer’s favorite food! All cancer feeds on sugar. It’s called anaerobic respiration. Anaerobic cellular respiration is the process that cells use to break down food to use as an energy without the use of oxygen. This is how cancer cells create energy to grow and reproduce. To be more precise this is called mitochondrial dysfunction. Utilizing sugar instead of the amino acids for energy.
“White Death” as white sugar has been termed, is in processed foods. It is mind blowing that to this day the majority of doctors don’t tell their cancer patients that continual consumption of processed foods will continue to create an environment for feeding the very cancer they are trying to get rid of. What’s even more mind blowing is the fact that the food industry disguises the sugar in their products.
What can you Do?
You can remove things like ice cream, cookies, candy, ext. That’s a no brainer. But when it comes to trying to choose foods with less “White Death” it becomes frustrating and confusing. The problem is, foods that are marketed as healthy for you actually have hidden refined sugar. Foods like yogurt, cereals, whole wheat or whole grain breads, and even ‘low-calorie’ items can be full of sugar.
The best way to cut out refined sugars in your food is to stop eating pre-packaged, processed foods. The “farm to market” philosophy is the best. Basically, if it is grown in the ground and needs to be eaten or it will spoil it s a better choice. If you crave sugar, eating plant based and animal based proteins (limited red meat) will decrease your cravings for sugar. When you nourish your body on a cellular level with high nutrient density foods your body gets into a more balanced state.
You MUST control the consumption of your sugar intake if you want to reclaim your life!
Here are some common sugars you will see in your foods. This is taken from the truthaboutcancer.com
Ending the Sugar Confusion It’s easy to become confused by the various sugars and sweeteners, so here is a basic overview:
· Saccharide = sugar
· Glucose (aka “dextrose” or “grape sugar”), galactose (“milk sugar”), and fructose (“fruit sugar”) are all “monosaccharides” (i.e. single sugar molecules), known as “simple sugars.” The primary difference between them is the way your body metabolizes them.
· Glucose is a form of energy you were designed to run on. Every cell in your body uses glucose for energy.
· High amounts of fructose are very damaging to the body if it isn’t burned immediately for energy because it travels directly to the liver where it’s converted to triglycerides (fats). Excess triglycerides increase insulin resistance (and insulin production), thus contributing to diabetes in a “back door” fashion.
· The simple sugars can combine to form more complex sugars, like sucrose (“table sugar”) which is a “disaccharide” comprised of 50% glucose and 50% fructose.
· “Refined” white sugar (pure sucrose) is washed with a syrup solution, then with hot water, clarified (usually chemically) to remove impurities, decolorized, concentrated, evaporated, re-boiled until crystals form, centrifuged again to separate, then dried. By this point, any remnants of “natural goodness” and “nutritional value” have completely disappeared! Quite frankly, white sugar should be considered an “industrial product” rather than “food.”
· “Brown sugar” is white sugar mixed with molasses.
· “Raw” sugar is not really raw. It has been cooked, and most of the minerals and vitamins are gone. But it’s probably a little better than refined white sugar because it has a little of the molasses remaining.
· Aspartame or AminoSweet is a neurotoxic rat poison… need I say more?
· Splenda (sucralose) is NOT a sugar, despite its deceptive marketing slogan, “made from sugar.” It’s a chlorinated artificial sweetener in line with aspartame.
· Honey is approximately 50% fructose, but in natural (raw and unpasteurized) form contains many health benefits. Buying honey that is local and unpasteurized is best.
· Stevia is an extremely sweet herb derived from the leaf of the South American stevia plant, which is completely safe (in its natural form). Green stevia is the whole plant, while white stevia is processed and can often contain other ingredients like natural flavors or dextrose − a form of sugar. 100% organic green stevia in its natural state is what you want.
· Agave nectar is made from the agave plant, which is a cactus. Sounds natural, right? Like maple syrup from a tree, or honey from a beehive. Only it isn’t. Agave is HIGHLY processed while the end product does not even remotely resemble the original agave plant. Furthermore, agave is approximately 80% fructose (much higher than honey and maple syrup).
· HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) is 55% fructose and 45% glucose. It is mostly genetically modified. Stay away!
· Rapadura is the pure juice extracted from the sugar cane (using a press), which is then evaporated over low heat, whilst being stirred with paddles, then sieve ground to produce a grainy sugar. It has not been cooked at high heats or spun to change it into crystals, and the molasses is maintained in the sugar. “Sucanat” is the USA trade name for Rapadura.
· Coconut sugar is made from the sweet watery sap that drips from the cut flower buds of the coconut palm. It has a low glycemic index (GI) and is rich in amino acids. It is typically less than 10% fructose, with sucrose being the primary component.
· Xylitol is a sweetener known as a “sugar alcohol” (or polyol). Sugar alcohols are neither sugars nor alcohols − they are carbohydrates (with structures that happen to resemble sugar and alcohol). Xylitol is extracted from corn or birch cellulose. Unlike sugar, Xylitol is slowly absorbed, does not cause a rapid blood sugar increase, and does not require an immediate insulin response from the body to be metabolized. Moreover, many studies have shown that it actually helps prevent dental cavities, ear infections, and some evidence suggests that it helps prevent gum disease because Xylitol is anti-bacterial. However, Xylitol does have some potential health side effects (most notably gastrointestinal issues) and should be used with caution.