I do some of my best thinking on the train in NYC.
And I was recently pondering how the current administration is considering lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes.
Sure, it’s a good idea—as many Americans don’t have enough willpower to police themselves.
But why not focus on something that causes MORE HARM than all the nicotine we consume each year?
In fact, lowering consumption of this poisonous substance would dramatically change our health—for the better. Yet, it gets overlooked time and time again…
A runaway train
I’m talking about sugar.
In the U.S. alone, adults consume nearly 60 pounds of sugar each year. Including nearly 40 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)—cane sugar’s sweeter, more toxic cousin.
In fact, HFCS gets thrust into a bunch of “foods” that can then proclaim “no added sugar” on the label. (Isn’t marketing awesome?)
And now, research is linking HFCS to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)—a deadly disease we just talked about yesterday.
Of course, this should come as no surprise: Foods and beverages high in fructose contribute to metabolic disorders (like obesity and diabetes). And these conditions are leading causes of NAFLD.
Plus, estimates now show nearly a quarter of the U.S. adult population has this chronic build-up of fat in their liver.
This is a direct result of the diabesity epidemic. In fact, when I was training to be a doctor, this disease was only ever found in those who were alcoholics.
But, it absolutely can be addressed. And YOU hold that power.
Ditch the sugar
As I touched on yesterday, NAFLD can become fatal. But lifestyle changes can help.
That includes staying away from sugar, HFCS, and artificial sweeteners.
In fact, artificial sweeteners—the very essence of all those “diet” and “light” products—have been linked to obesity, which, in turn, contributes to NAFLD.
So, remove those products from your diet immediately. That includes saccharin, aspartame, and sucralose.
And be wary of any packaged foods that declare “no sugar added.” Look at the ingredient list for words that end in “-ose” or “-ol”—these are signs of HFCS.
Of course, if you have a sweet tooth, don’t worry… there are a few “good guys” that, in moderation, help sweeten without sabotaging—like stevia and monk fruit.
But I also created a groundbreaking protocol to help you CUT your deadly sugar addiction in just THREE DAYS.
Until next time,
“High fructose corn syrup intake linked to liver disease.” Medical News Today, 06/17/2022. (medicalnewstoday.com/articles/high-fructose-corn-syrup-intake-linked-to-liver-disease)