Sugary and Artificially Sweetened Sodas Increase All-Cause Mortality (Death)

Hello again everyone:

In previous newsletters I have outlined how sugar shrinks the brain, causes weight gain, insulin resistance, and various other health problems. I have also outlined how artificial sweeteners are actually just as damaging to our health. Here is another ‘nail in the coffin’ for both sugar and artificial sweeteners.

Findings: In this population-based cohort study of 451 743 individuals from 10 countries in Europe, greater consumption of total, sugar-sweetened, and artificially sweetened soft drinks was associated with a higher risk of all-cause mortality. Consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks was positively associated with deaths from circulatory diseases, and sugar-sweetened soft drinks were associated with deaths from digestive diseases.

Bottom Line:

When it comes to the food and beverages we consume, certain ‘foods’ are not so good for us and should be avoided. If you are still consuming artificial sweeteners and sugar (that includes all of the different forms of sugar, such as fructose or high fructose corn syrup etc.), please just stop. Consumption of these substances is obviously harmful to our health and also leads to nutrient depletion, and that leads to illnesses of many types.

To help someone stop the sugar and sweet addiction, it is important to start with the fundamentals:

·        Take a good multivitamin with activated B vitamins.

·        Take a good multimineral that includes magnesium, chromium, zinc and vanadium.

·        Find out if your dietary choices have resulted in hyperglycemia (insulin resistance) or hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) by having a blood test that includes fasting glucose, hemoglobin A1c, and fasting insulin.

·        Stop and/or reduce eating foods that turn to blood sugar rapidly, such as all grain products, white potatoes, cookies, cakes, pasta etc., and this includes gluten free products like pastas and cookies etc.

·        Avoid eating too much protein as excess protein can turn to blood sugar. You can figure out how much protein you need by multiplying your weight by 0.33 to know how many grams of protein to eat per day. If you are older and/or more athletic, you can go up to 0.36 to 0.40 to get more protein…just not more.

·        Exercise…as we have gone over previously multiple times, and you can find those articles in our Blog on our website…

This is just a brief overview of where to start that applies to most of us.

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