The Truth about the Sugar Industry and the Addictive Potential of Sugar...
You think of white powders. They both are the catalysts to pleasurable experiences; the mind-numbing, finger tingling, spine-chilling bliss a cocaine user may describe is actually a result of the same neurological firing that an ice cream sundae smothered with hot fudge and sprinkles stimulates. Of course, just as both provide intensely pleasurable sensory experiences in the present, both will also have detrimental effects on one’s overall health in the long-term.
Most people probably have the notion that that cocaine is both more detrimental and addicting but at least one if not both of these two postulates is likely untrue as supported by scientific evidence. Cocaine the highly addicting street drug is actually less addicting than sugar, according to a study on rats conducted by Dr. Serge Ahmed, of the University of Bordeaux in France. The study reports that when rats were allowed to choose mutually-exclusive between saccharin and intravenous cocaine, 94% or 40 out of 43 rats chose the cocaine over the sugar. The test was conducted again using sucrose a natural sugar, and similar findings came about. Lastly, the dose of cocaine was increased at various quantities but yet the preference for the sweet compounds was surmountable. The study leads to the two conclusions:
1. Intense Sweetness surpasses cocaine reward on the brain
2 Sugar is more addicting than cocaine
I guess it really is not a big deal. I mean, sugar is not all that bad right? Processed sugar is so ingrained into my diet so it cannot be that bad right? Right, Neal? (Lol, you guys are such junkies)
Uh, well. It is fully or partially responsible for the following conditions (along with much more that are not listed):
3. Heart damage
4. Cognitive Decline
5. Reduced lifespan (as a result of all the conditions I name plus much more)
6. Chromium Deficiency
7. Diminished ability to absorb calcium, magnesium, and protein
8. Lowered good cholesterol levels
9. Lowered vitamin e-levels
10. Increased adrenaline, Anxiety, and Drowsiness
11. Increased risk of antisocial behavior,
12. Increased risk of sedentary behavior
13. Emotional instability
14. Drug addiction
16. Increased Systolic Blood Pressure
17. Formation of kidney stones and gallstones
18. Reduced insulin sensitivity
21. Increased risk and symptoms of chronic degenerative diseases
24. Parkinson’s disease
26. Diseases toxemia in pregnancy
27. Development of ADHD
28. Suppression of immune system
29. Weaker eyesight
30. Reduced tissue elasticity
31. DNA structure impairment
32. Skin aging
33. Reduced function of many enzymes
34. Increased liver size
35. Increased kidney size
36. Reduced function of adrenal glands
38. Growth of cancer cells
This may be bothersome to many, as it should be. In fact, it’s not just bothersome to me; it’s sickening, engaging, and quite frankly, a war needs to be waged against the FDA. I will be putting a lot of content out about the complex nature of this intriguing and highly polemical topic: the sugar industry.
The point of this blog post is just to scratch the surface about the corrupt nature of the sugar industry in regards to the research and misinformation perpetuated due to the unethical practices of some of the industry and the people associated with it.
Earlier this month, many news sources, most notably the New York Times and CNN reported that in the 1960s, the sugar industry shifted the blame for America’s health problems to fat from carbohydrates. This was recently discovered by a researcher at the University of California and published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, a medical publication on Monday, September 12th, 2016.
According to the New York Times article the Sugar Research Foundation, Coca-Cola, and various other organizations and corporations paid millions of dollars to scientists to skew or publicize research that downplayed the link between sugar and health risks, most notably obesity. The article identifies that “One of the scientists who was paid by the sugar industry was D. Mark Hegsted.” Guess what. This motherfucker just happened to go “on to become the head of nutrition at the United States Department of Agriculture, where in 1977 he helped draft the forerunner to the federal government’s dietary guidelines.” In my eyes, he murdered many for money and this is not something that sits well me.
Well great. We are a nation ADDICTED to sugar and most of us are unaware of it. We have large corporations trying to make us sick; guess who else benefits? Big Pharma. The food industry is making us sick, and the pharmaceutical industry is making us sicker. Fuck the FDA. Fuck Coca-Cola. Fuck Big Pharma. Fuck Kraft. Fuck a whole bunch of other corrupt assholes involved. I’ll be here exposing the truth for a while. This is not a problem. This is an epidemic, and we need to go to war.