It’s a known fact that sugar contributes to obesity. High blood sugar, the result of eating large amounts of sugar, leads to the need for the body to store that extra sugar, and that storage occurs as fat, which most often leads to an increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some cancers.
A study done by Sibylle Kranz, PhD,, a registered dietitian and assistant professor of nutrition sciences at Pennsylvania State University found that:
On average, added sugar intake was 14 teaspoons per day for kids aged 2-3 and about 17 teaspoons per day for those aged 4-5. The highest level of added sugar for the younger kids was 23 teaspoons per day and more than 26 teaspoons per day for the older kids.
There are studies that claim children today, because of their eating habits, might not have the life span of their parents. Don’t let that happen to the ones you love.
Are you and your family addicted to sugar and other refined products that can alter your health. If you and they are, I urge you to learn all you can about making changes in your daily eating routine.
This makes me sad and of course I worry about my grandchildren and their friends. That’s why I have spent the last couple years researching studies done about health and eating. I have been writing articles, studying reports, publishing information and gaining attention on the issue of changing eating habits. It’s all in hopes people will become aware of how their daily food intake can effect their health.
Having had my first heart attack at 48, in 1985, and eventually having more attacks and trips to the hospital to have a total of 6 stents* inserted in my heart, I began a pilgrimage to improve my health.
*A stent is a small metal mesh tube that acts as a scaffold to provide support inside your coronary artery. A balloon catheter, placed over a guide wire, is used to insert the stent into the narrowed coronary artery.
Presently I am 74, thankful for the stents to give me better heart health and for the extensive research I’ve done to learn about the power of food to heal. I’ve come to believe that good nutrition can increase all areas of your life such as energy, awareness, inhibit and/or delay Alzheimer’s, and make living longer a joy filled experience.
It isn’t just about looking good, it’s about living longer and healthier. It’s about having healthier children and especially about not having your children live less years than you. Think about it.
M. Bradley McCauley is a published author of a novel, ‘Annon’s Secret Something Within’, as well as health and fitness articles, essays, poetry, and short stories. With more than 800 articles and stories on the Internet, the favorites are in the field of food for fitness. A series of heart health problems over the years, she began a campaign to heal naturally.
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