Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Lead to Type 2 Diabetes!

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A study of InterAct Consortium reveals that regular consumption of sugary drinks may lead to type 2 diabetes, confirming the previous North-American reports.

Today, I wanted to share the findings of this study. 

Perhaps, some of you might have heard about it; however, I judged to share it with you anyway.

NORMAL or DANGEROUS    Type Your Blood sugar Level:    mg/dl

Now, please understand that I do not want to go into medical details. I want to emphasize why it is important to know 


We must know what we are going to supply to our body needs:    GARBAGE or GOODS?!

In this study, the sugar juices were classified as:

  • Juices = 100% fruits and/or vegetables (or their concentrates)
  • Nectars = Juices with 20% added Sugar
  • Soft Drinks = (1) + (2)

(1) = Sugar Sweetened Soft Drinks

(2) = Artificially Sweetened Soft Drinks

As you may see, some "substances" are reported as "added" to these drinks. And, here springs the culprit of the up-coming problems.

Let's go on with the study findings. Consuming twelve ounces of sugar daily can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes by twenty-two percent. This is very important as the limitation of calories of sugar-sweetened beverages per week is

36 ounces!!!

according to the recommendations of the American Heart Association.

Let's make some calculation:

36 ounces / 7 days = 5 ounces per day.

So, if you decide to have a soft drink, you should not overpass the limit of 5 oz of total daily calories, which is very unlikely to happen as sugar-added soft drinks have much more calories.

Therefore, if you are used to take such drinks on a regular base, you can see with how much calories you are "overloading" your body unless you are doing some jobs that need extra calories.

As no association was found regarding the consumption of juices and nectars and the diabetes risk; that's why I wanted to discuss the "added substances" - sugar and/or artificial sweeteners.

  • Sugar is the basic of living as glucose is needed in all the processes of our body cells. Our body utilizes a part of sugar from the food, the rest is being deposited as fat.
  • Added Sugar means that you are overloading your body with the calories. In other words, more sugar is being deposited as fat than usual. The result is "OBESITY" + "INSULIN RESISTANCE" as they go together.
  • Artificial Sweeteners include Saccharin, Splenda, Aspartame, Sorbitol, Mannitol, AceSulfame-K. All of them are artificially synthesized and carry the carcinogenic potency. Although they call "0 Energy", the problem is that they are 100+ times sweeter than sugar, and they foul our body: brain's ability to distinguish sweet from calorie; having more cravings for sugary foods, if taken in excessive amount might cause diarrhea, etc. What is more, You might become ADDICTED of artificial sweeteners.
  • Stevia is the Natural and Safest alternative to Sugar.

Now, at the end, our body needs each type of foods: sugar, proteins, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc., in the right quantity and the right moment. If you do not resist to a can of soda, you can have it once or twice a week.

It is better to have your own juice with a teaspoon of added sugar each day than to have a can of soda.

Think it over!


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