Added Sugars: The Facts about Caloric Sweeteners

According to Tuff’s University, it’s not just a matter of switching sweeteners, it’s about cutting back on all added sugars.

Image © shakzu | Getty ImagesNo matter what form sugar takes, it looks the same to our bodies.

Americans consume 17 teaspoons of added sugars a day on average (more than one-third cup). That’s not to say we scoop that much into our coffee or tea. Sugar, in one form or another, is added to a huge variety of processed foods, from sweet drinks to cakes, cookies, candy, ice cream, and even breads, yogurt, and seemingly savory condiments and sauces such as ketchup and tomato sauce. Sugars and high added-sugar foods are not healthful choices, and switching sweeteners (say, from high fructose corn syrup to raw cane sugar) is not the answer.

What is Sugar?: When people say “sugar,” they are generally thinking of the white crystals one would find in a sugar bowl, a product typically refined from sugar cane or sugar beets. Technically, the word “sugar” has a different meaning: a sweet-tasting, soluble carbohydrate. There are three “simple” sugars (monosaccharides) in nature, glucose, fructose, and galactose. Every caloric sweetener in the natural world is formed from some combination of these three building blocks (most often glucose and fructose). Simple sugars are treated the same by our bodies whether we ingest them as sucrose (like table sugar) or as high fructose corn syrup. “There is no evidence of any difference in health impact between the major sugars in the U.S. food supply,” says Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, dean of Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and editor-in-chief of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter. “Refined sugars like cane sugar, beet sugar, and high fructose corn syrup are all metabolically equivalent. Whether or not honey or maple syrup have different health effects needs more study.”

Fruits and vegetables have intrinsic sugars naturally contained within their cell walls, along with nourishing vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. They also have fiber that slows the release of sugars into the bloodstream and tends to limit how much one can consume at one sitting. “The health effects of sugar depend more on the dose and speed of ingestion and less on the source and type,” says Mozaffarian, “Our bodies evolved to metabolize small amounts of slowly digested sugars, such as those in a piece of fruit. When we consume added sugars, we are often getting a high dose of rapidly digested refined sugar.” This is the case even for so-called “natural” sugars. “There tends to be a misconception that if the sugar is isolated from a ‘natural’ source it does not count,” says Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, senior scientist at Tufts’ Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and executive editor of Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter. “That simply is not the case. Added sugar is added sugar, even if it comes in the form of concentrated organic fruit juice. There is no getting around that fact.”


SUGAR BY ANY OTHER NAME …

Added sugars appear on ingredient lists by many names, but the body metabolizes them all in essentially the same way. On Nutrition Facts label ingredient lists, added sugars include the following:

  • any ingredient with the word “sugar,” such as white granulated sugar, coconut sugar, brown sugar, beet sugar, raw sugar, or sugar cane juice
  • any ingredient with the word “nectar,” such as agave nectar, peach nectar, or fruit nectar
  • any ingredient with the word “syrup,” such as corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, carob syrup, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, or malt syrup
  • any ingredient containing a word ending in “-ose,” including sucrose, dextrose, glucose, fructose, maltose, lactose, galactose, saccharose, and mannose
  • cane juice/evaporated cane juice/cane juice crystals
  • caramel
  • corn sweetener/evaporated corn sweetener
  • fruit juice/fruit juice concentrate
  • honey
  • molasses
  • muscovado
  • panela (raspadora)
  • sweet sorghum
  • treacle

Health Impact of Added Sugars: Studies indicate that added sugars are associated with a number of adverse health concerns. “Natural sugars in fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains are not associated with negative health outcomes,” says Lichtenstein, “but sugars that are removed from these natural sources, concentrated, and added to beverages and foods in processing are.” Sugary drinks and foods contribute directly to dental caries (cavities), and the caloric nature of many sweet treats may lead to weight gain. Being overweight or obese is, in itself, a risk factor for a number of chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, but intake of added sugars may impact health even when weight is in the so-called “normal” range. “There is strong evidence that added sugar intake is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes,” says Lichtenstein. Strong evidence also indicates higher intake of added sugars is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk in children and moderate evidence indicates an association with increased risk of high blood pressure, stroke, and coronary heart disease in adults. In a 2014 study in JAMA Internal Medicine, people who consumed more added sugars had a much higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Subjects who consumed ten percent to 25 percent of their calories from added sugars were 30 percent more likely to die from CVD than those for whom added sugars contributed less than ten percent of calories.

The Whole Package: High intake of added sugars is also associated with poorer diet quality. This means that people who eat a lot of foods with added sugars could be missing out on important, necessary, and health-promoting nutrients. Data indicate that it is not just the added sugars themselves (or the calories they add to our diets) that lead to health problems, it is also what we are not eating when we eat sweets and treats. A Finnish study published in the Journal of Nutrition Science in 2017 found that high added sugar intake (from foods like sugar-sweetened beverages, sugars and syrups, sweet bakery products, chocolate, and other sweets) was associated with low intake of fiber, lower fruit and vegetable consumption, and higher wheat consumption (likely from refined wheat products, rather than whole wheat). Those who consumed the most naturally occurring sugar had higher intake of fiber and fruits and vegetables (and they were also more likely to be physically active and less likely to smoke). “These findings reinforce the importance of evaluating a whole diet and not just individual components,” says Lichtenstein. “What we don’t eat can be as important as what we do eat.”

High intake of added sugars is associated a number of negative health impacts, including increased risk of diabetes, even without weight gain.

Recommendations: If we consume too much added sugar, it is difficult to meet our nutrient needs without exceeding our calorie needs. For this reason, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) recommend limiting calories from added sugars to less than 10 percent of total daily calorie intake. For someone consuming a 2,000-calorie diet, this would mean less than about 12 teaspoons (50 grams) of added sugars a day. People who require less calories should aim for even lower added sugar intake. “Keep in mind this is a maximum, not something to aim for,” says Lichtenstein.

According to the USDA’s analysis of the most recent national survey data, only 44 percent of adults and 33 percent of children kept their added sugar intake below the DGA recommended maximum ten percent of calories in 2013-2014. On average, those who reported eating a diet in which added sugars exceeded this guideline consumed over 25 teaspoons a day.

Given the evidence associating higher intake of added sugars with heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) has issued recommendations that are more stringent than the DGA recommendations. The AHA suggests women and children get no more than 6 teaspoons (around 25 grams) of added sugars per day, and men no more than 9 teaspoons (around 38 grams) per day.

Sources of Added Sugars: Over 30 percent of added sugars in the American diet come from snacks and sweets (and ready-to-eat cereals are a significant contributor, especially in children) but nearly half of all added sugars in the American diet come from beverages. These include soft drinks (soda/pop), but also sweetened tea and coffee drinks, sports and energy drinks, and fruit drinks (which by definition contain added sugars). The DGA does not include sugars found naturally in 100 percent fruit juice in this category, although these beverages, too, are associated with weight gain. The World Health Organization includes the “free sugars” in 100 percent fruit juice in their recommendation to limit sugar intake.

According to a 2018 analysis published in the journal Nutrients, soft drinks were the main sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) for adolescents, teens, and adults, but sweetened fruit drinks were the key contributor for children. Sports and energy drinks were increasingly prevalent in the nine and up age groups, but especially for nine- to 18-year-olds. Research has linked high intake of SSBs with poor dental health, weight gain, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome (a cluster of symptoms associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes).

Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute the majority of added sugars to the American diet. Cutting back on carbonated beverages, sweet teas, sports drinks, juice drinks, and the like can make a significant health impact.

In response to rising concerns about the negative health effects of diets high in added sugars, the FDA has made “added sugars” a separate category on Nutrition Facts labels. This change should make it easier for consumers to monitor their intake of added sugars in particular.

The American Medical Association has called for further measures to protect the public’s health, including front-of-package warning labels for foods high in added sugars and an FDA limit to the amount of sugar that can be added to products that claim to have health or nutritional benefits. With or without these policy changes, we, as individuals, are the only ones who can choose to find a balance between the sweetness of our diets and the sweet possibility of a long, healthy life.

Creative Health Institutes New Candida Relief Training Program

 

About Candidasis

There are more than 20 species of Candida, the most common being Candida albicans. These fungi live on all surfaces of our bodies. Candida yeast grows naturally in the gut, however, when this yeast multiplies out of control it can unbalance your whole system, creating an acidic environment where yeast over-growth and bad bacteria can thrive. Over time this imbalance in the intestinal flora lowers the immune system, leaving the us open to sickness and disease…

Are You At Risk From A Candida Albicans Overgrowth?

 

  • taken birth control pills
  • inability to lose or gain weight
  • fatigue
  • concentration/focus problems
  • short term memory
  • painful joints
  • muscle aches
  • pour  sleep
  • white coated tongue
  • chronic sinusitis
  • painful gas/abdominal bloating
  • frequent urination
  • constipation and/or diarrhea
  • headaches including migraines
  • visual blurring
  • sensitivity to light
  • depression
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • mood swings
  • chills
  • night sweats
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness and balance problems
  • sensitivity to heat/cold
  • gluten intolerance
  • irregular heartbeat
  • antibiotics, steroids
  • hypothyroidism
  • diabetes

 

  • irritable bowel
  • painful gas/abdominal bloating
  • low grade fever or low body temperature
  • numbness/tingling in the face or extremities
  • dryness of mouth and eyes
  • difficulty swallowing
  • menstrual problems (PMS/endometriosis)
  • recurrent yeast infections
  • recurrent ear infections
  • skin rashes
  • dry/flaking skin
  • eczema
  • dermatitis
  • acne
  • skin discoloration/blotchiness
  • dandruff
  • jock and rectal itching
  • chronic athlete’s foot
  • chronic toenail and fingernail fungus
  • ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • allergies
  • sensitivity to noise/sounds
  • sensitivity to foods
  • sensitivity to chemicals
  • sensitivity to odors
  • anemia
  • child birth
  • diet of processed foods
  • parasites

If the answer is yes to any of the above, then read on.

 When Should You Do A Candida Detox

If you suffer from or suspect that you suffer from any of the aforementioned symptoms you may have Candida.
If you have you been following an anti-Candida diet for some time and still experience any of the aforementioned symptoms.
If you suspect they may have heavy metals in their system.

The Diet

The anti-candida diet is designed to starve the yeast, reduce acidity and bring the body back to its ideal pH balance. It consists of energy soups, green juices and living foods that alkalize your system. During the Candida Detoxificaton program you will include herbal tinctures, probiotics and natural supplements to target the yeast, zeolite a liquid mineral supplement to chelate heavy metals.

The Program

This detox will help you for re-establish the balance of good bacteria and yeast in the colon. You will restore healthy bowel function, relieving gas, bloating and other candida symptoms. You will remove heavy metals so as to eliminate yeast overgrowth on a permanent basis.

The Candida Detoxification Program comprises a special anti-candida diet of special energy soups, fresh green juices and living foods, herbal tinctures and natural supplements, zeolite mineral supplement to chelate heavy metals, probiotics, Candida detox therapies including daily far Infrared sauna sessions, daily use of the electronic Candida-Parasite cleansing uint, daily health education classes, proper food prep classes, welcome kit including everything you will need for your Candida detoxification program.
For more information relating to Candida and home testing for it, please read the following article by our Health Education Director, Bobby http://www.creativehealthinstitute.com/blog/yeastovergrowth/

Program Includes Everything You Need To Take Charge!

    • A Candida Detox diet based in the traditional teachings of Dr Ann Wigmore.
    • Specific foods including  energy soups, juices and teas
    • Probiotics
    • Superfood supplementation
    • Herbal tinctures
    • Natural supplements
    • Essential Oils
    • Zeolite Mineral Supplement for chelation of heavy metals
    • Daily use of the electronic Candida-Parasite clearing unit.
    • Far infrared sauna therapy sessions daily
    • Daily health education and food preparation classes
    • Post- detox guidelines to help you transition from your detox

2012 CHI 10-Day Candida Detox Program Schedule

Thur, January 5 – Sun, January 15 Thur, January 19 – Sun, January 29 Thur, February 2 – Sun, February 12
Sun, February 12 – Wed, February 22 Thur, February 23 – Sun, March 4 Sun, March 4 – Wed, March 14
Thur, March 15 – Sun, March 25 Sun, March 25 – Wed, April 4 Thur, April 12 – Sun, April 22
Thur, April 26 – Sun, May 6 Thur, May 10 – Sun, May 20 Sun, May 20 – Wed, May 30
Thur, May 31- Sun, June 10 Sun, June 10 – Wed, June 20 Thur, June 21- Sun, July 1
Sun, July 1- Wed, July 11 Sun, July 15- Wed, July 25 Sun, July 29 – Wed, August 8
Sun, August 12 – Wed, August 22 Sun, August 26 – Wed, September 5 Thur, September 6 – Sun, September 16
Thur, September 20 – Sun, September 30 Thur, October 4 – Sun, October 14 Thur, October 18 – Sun, October 28
Thur, November 1 – Sun, November 11 Sun, November 11 – Wed, November 21 Thur, November 29 – Sun, December 9
Sun, December 9 – Wed, December 19

Wishing everyone the best of health, Bobby

 If you have any questions about this program, please call us at 866.426.1213. All article and information published on this site are the property of Creative Health Institute and Robert Morgan – Bobby. You have  permission for reprinting and posting aritcles and information on this site, as long as you give proper credit to Creative Health Institute and Robert Morgtan –  Director of Health Education

About Candidasis

 

There are more than 20 species of Candida, the most common being Candida albicans. These fungi live on all surfaces of our bodies. Candida yeast grows naturally in the gut, however, when this yeast multiplies out of control it can unbalance your whole system, creating an acidic environment where yeast over-growth and bad bacteria can thrive. Over time this imbalance in the intestinal flora lowers the immune system, leaving the us open to sickness and disease…. In addition, the presence of heavy metals in a person with Candida can mean that even when they are on a strict anti-candida diet the yeast may not be brought under control. After more thant 2 years of research, CHI’s Candida detox and rebuild program has been carefully designed to target the problem by seeking to eliminate the yeast overgrowth on a permanent basis. Sending everyone love peace and health, Bobby

 

Are You At Risk From A Candida Albicans Overgrowth? 

  • taken birth control pills
  • inability to lose or gain weight
  • fatigue
  • concentration/focus problems
  • short term memory
  • painful joints
  • muscle aches
  • pour  sleep
  • white coated tongue
  • chronic sinusitis
  • painful gas/abdominal bloating
  • frequent urination
  • constipation and/or diarrhea
  • headaches including migraines
  • visual blurring
  • sensitivity to light
  • depression
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • panic attacks
  • mood swings
  • chills
  • night sweats
  • shortness of breath
  • dizziness and balance problems
  • sensitivity to heat/cold
  • gluten intolerance
  • irregular heartbeat
  • antibiotics, steroids
  • hypothyroidism
  • diabetes

 

  • irritable bowel
  • painful gas/abdominal bloating
  • low grade fever or low body temperature
  • numbness/tingling in the face or extremities
  • dryness of mouth and eyes
  • difficulty swallowing
  • menstrual problems (PMS/endometriosis)
  • recurrent yeast infections
  • recurrent ear infections
  • skin rashes
  • dry/flaking skin
  • eczema
  • dermatitis
  • acne
  • skin discoloration/blotchiness
  • dandruff
  • jock and rectal itching
  • chronic athlete’s foot
  • chronic toenail and fingernail fungus
  • ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • allergies
  • sensitivity to noise/sounds
  • sensitivity to foods
  • sensitivity to chemicals
  • sensitivity to odors
  • anemia
  • child birth
  • diet of processed foods
  • parasites

If the answer is yes to any of the above, then read on…

 When Should You Do A Candida Detox

If you suffer from or suspect that you suffer from any of the aforementioned symptoms you may have Candida.
If you have you been following an anti-Candida diet for some time and still experience any of the aforementioned symptoms.
If you suspect they may have heavy metals in their system.

The Diet

The anti-candida diet is designed to starve the yeast, reduce acidity and bring the body back to its ideal pH balance. It consists of energy soups, green juices and living foods that alkalize your system. During the Candida Detoxificaton program you will include herbal tinctures, probiotics and natural supplements to target the yeast, zeolite a liquid mineral supplement to chelate heavy metals.

 The Program

This detox will help you for re-establish the balance of good bacteria and yeast in the colon. You will restore healthy bowel function, relieving gas, bloating and other candida symptoms. You will remove heavy metals so as to eliminate yeast overgrowth on a permanent basis.

The Candida Detoxification Program comprises a special anti-candida diet of special energy soups, fresh green juices and living foods, herbal tinctures and natural supplements, zeolite mineral supplement to chelate heavy metals, probiotics, Candida detox therapies including daily far Infrared sauna sessions, daily use of the electronic Candida-Parasite cleansing uint, daily health education classes, proper food prep classes, welcome kit including everything you will need for your Candida detoxification program.

For more information relating to Candida and home testing for it, please read the following article by our Health Education Director, Bobby http://www.creativehealthinstitute.com/blog/yeastovergrowth/

 Program Includes Everything You Need To Take Charge!

  • A Candida Detox diet based in the traditional teachings of Dr Ann Wigmore.
  • Specific foods including  energy soups, juices and teas
  • Probiotics
  • Superfood supplementation
  • Herbal tinctures
  • Natural supplements
  • Essential Oils
  • Zeolite Mineral Supplement for chelation of heavy metals
  • Daily use of the electronic Candida-Parasite clearing unit.
  • Far infrared sauna therapy sessions daily
  • Daily health education and food preparation classes
  • Post- detox guidelines to help you transition from your detox

Candida Detox Program At Creative Health Institute

Candida, also known as yeast, is a type of fungus that exists in every human-being.  When are healthy , Candida does not cause any problem. However, when the your body’s biological terrain  is upset by factors  such as stress, consumption of sugar and refined carbohydrates, medications such as antibiotics, cortisone, or birth control, an overgrowth of Candida can occur in the body. This can result in toxins being released into the bloodstream that may have many adverse effects on the functioning of the body. The immune system is unable to cope with the continuous release of toxins, leading to disease. Symptoms can include depression, mood swings, sinusitis, headaches, chronic fatigue, joint pain, stomach pain, indigestion, vaginal thrush and other fungal infections, skin rashes, eczema and many others.

Wishing everyone the best of health,

Bobby

Robert Morgan,

Health Education Director

Creaitve Health Institute

Union City Michigan

Bobby, is a certified Naturopath, Colon Hydro Therapist and Live Food Nutritionist, for more information about the CHI Candida Detox, call 866.426.1213.

Sodium Bicarbonate May Be Helpful In Curing Candida

A Possible Cure For Candida…

1. One teaspoon in one glass of water before breakfast. Half that dosage for children.
2. Take it  every day for one month: stop for two weeks; and then take it again for another month.

Do not use the standard baking soda which is in your cupboard,  which is sodium bicarbonate but it has aluminium which is detrimental to using it for treatment.  You can buy sodium bicarbonate from most drug stores.  Sodium bicarbonate is often sold as a remedy for indigestion.

If you suffer from Candida try this remedy, then let us know the results below with as much details as you can. At CHI we test for Candida on a daily bases and we find that many people are suffering with Candida.

Sodium Bicarbonate – Treatment Cautions: Adverse reactions to the administration of sodium bicarbonate can include metabolic alkalosis, edema due to sodium overload, congestive heart failure, hyperosmolar syndrome, hypervolemic hypernatremia, and hypertension due to increased sodium. Those who consume a high calcium or dairy-rich diet, calcium supplements, or calcium-containing antacids such as calcium carbonate (e.g., Tums), the use of sodium bicarbonate can cause milk-alkali syndrome, which can result in metastatic calcification, kidney stones, and kidney failure.  If during this treatment you physical disturbance or pain, stop the treatment.

Sodium Bicarbonate Enema Ingredients

  • 1/2  tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
  • 2 quarts of warm water

 This treatment may also help remove Candida and may help with preventing cancer. It may also be an effective addiction to a holistic or integrative cancer treatment.  The Soda salt solution can also be used as an vaginal flush. For women the best results would be obtained with a combination of oral ingestion, daily enema and vaginal flush.

This information is for entertainment purpose only and is not meant to diagnois, cure or be used as or to replace medical advice.

Wishing everyone the greatest health and happiness.

Robert “Bobby” Morgan

Creative Health Institute

Union City, Michigan

Quick Relief Yeast Infection Treatments To Consider

 

Apple Cider Vinegar  – 0ne of the most popular time honored treatments for a yeast infection is raw apple cider vinegar.  Apple cider vinegar works very well at eliminating yeast and at the same time balances  your pH. This simple treatment is one you can incorporate in to your daily routine. In the morning  simply mix one- two  tablespoons of raw apple cider vinegar  in a glass of water and sip it. You can even add Stevia to the drink to give it a flavor much like Kombucha.   

 

Be ready for possible  discomfort as this treatment will rapidly kill off a large number of Candida yeasts, which results in more yeast toxins being absorbed into the bloodstream through the intestines – causing symptoms which include nausea, dizziness, general weakness and/or headaches.  

 

Consider doing regular enema’s or colonics along with a once a week bath which includes a cup of raw apple cider vinegar. Relax in the bath for at least 20 minutes and enjoy the internal and external benefits or the healing effects of the bath.

 

Garlic –  has a natural anti-fungal agent that hates yeast!  We have found that garlic usually brings about instant relief from infection symptoms. For women, inserting one Kyolic garlic capsule or a garlic clove into the vagina every few hours provides soothing relief. If you do not have access to a garlic capsule you can press a whole garlic clove, mix it with water and drink it, or wrap in a gauze and place it in your vagina.  Men should ingest Kyolic garlic or press the fresh garlic into a glass of water and drink it down. 

 

Yogurt– We have finally found a good use for a dairy product.  Yogurt when not ingested, but used internally and topically does a great job in providing women with immediate relief of vaginal yeast infection symptoms. The only yogurt which should be used is plain yogurt with active cultures listed on the side of the container. NO fruit, NO added sugar and NO flavoring in it of ANY type. You will also need a box of organic tampons. When you are ready to begin the treatment dip a tampons into the yogurt and insert it into the vagina, keeping it in place for at least two hours. This treatment is will the “good bacteria” right where it is needed. Continue this for once or twice a day, until the situation resolves itself.  You may want to end your Yogurt treatment with a treatment of organic coconut oil. Soak an organic cotton tampon in coconut oil for a few minutes and insert it into the vagina. Leave it in for overnight or maximum 8 hours. Repeat it for 5 nights.

 

Tea tree oil – sometimes referred to as Melaleuca oil, is a known natural antifungal. Never drink Tea Tree Oil as it can be toxic. You can saturate a cotton ball with the oil and use it externally to kill yeast.  If you are going to use the tea tree oil for a external yeast infections it is best that when you apply it to sensitive skin, you to dilute it in a solution of water. Test it in small sensitive area of your skin before proceeding. Women can pour a few drops of undiluted tea tree oil on a tampon and insert it into the vagina. Do this morning and night for 2-3 days.

 

This wraps up our insights into healing your yeast infections, we would love to hear about your successes so send us your story at info@creativehealthinstitute.com

 

If you need more information about relief from yeast infections call us at 866.426.1213

 

Robert Morgan – Bobby

 

Health & Education Director

 

Creative Health Institute

Union City, MI