11. Refined Sugars
Cancers seem to have a sweet tooth – a known fact that has been around for many years. The German Nobel laureate in medicine, Otto Warburg, first discovered that tumors and cancers both use sugars to “feed” themselves and to increase in size, back in 1931. In order to propagate, cancer cells seem to prefer feeding on fructose-rich sweeteners, like high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), for the reason that HFCS is being metabolized by cancer cells most quickly and easily.
This is why high-fructose corn syrup is considered the worst offender. When we consider that cakes, pies, cookies, sodas, juices, sauces, cereals, and many other extremely popular processed food items are loaded with refined sugars in general and HFCS in particular, it helps explain why cancer rates are on the rise.
12. Artificial Sweeteners
People use artificial sweeteners to either lose weight or because they are diabetic and must avoid sugar. The problem with such an approach, as numerous studies show, is that people who consume artificial sweeteners on a regular basis, such as in sodas, or coffee sweeteners, actually gain weight. It also does little to nothing to help those with diabetes.
Actually, artificial sweeteners make it even more difficult to control their blood sugar levels and worsen conditions that are related to diabetes such as cataracts and gastro paresis. Occasionally aspartame has been found to cause convulsions, which some people will mistake for an insulin reaction.
To further drive the message home, artificial sweeteners also inhibit your body’s ability to monitor its daily calorie consumption and actually make the body crave even more sweets. Go to #11 to read again how refined sugars can cause cancer.
There is further evidence that the chemicals contained in these sweeteners, especially aspartame, break down in the body into a deadly toxin called DKP. When your stomach processes this chemical, it in turn produces chemicals that can cause cancer, especially brain tumors.
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