…Many people call refined sugar a drug, because in the process of refining everything that is of nutritional value is removed from the sugar, and only pure carbohydrates are left – calories devoid of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, enzymes or any other elements that make up food.
Many nutritionists argue that white sugar is extremely dangerous—perhaps as dangerous as drugs, especially in the quantities it is consumed today.
…Dr. David Röben, author of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nutrition, writes:White refined sugar is not a food product. It is a pure chemical element extracted from plant materials – in fact, it is purer than cocaine, with which it has much in common.. The chemical name of sugar is sucrose, and the chemical formula is C12H22O11.
It consists of 12 carbon atoms, 22 hydrogen atoms, 11 oxygen atoms and nothing more. … The chemical formula of cocaine is C17H21NO4. Again, the formula for sugar is C12H22O11. Essentially, the only difference is that sugar lacks the “N”, the nitrogen atom.
…If you have any doubts about the dangers of sugar (sucrose), try eliminating it from your diet for a few weeks and see if there is any difference! You will notice that an addiction has formed and you will feel withdrawal symptoms.
…Studies show that sugar is just as addictive as any drug; its use and abuse is our number one national scourge.
This is not surprising given all the sugary foods we consume on a daily basis! On average, a healthy digestive system can absorb two to four teaspoons of sugar per day – usually without noticeable problems (if there are no abnormalities).
12 ounces of Coke contains 11 teaspoons of sugar in addition to caffeine. When drinking Cola, it is sugar that instantly gives you energy, but only for a short time; The boost in energy comes from an increase in blood sugar levels. However, the body quickly stops releasing insulin, and sugar levels immediately drop, resulting in a significant drop in energy and stamina.