The other day I was reading and article on "Refined Sugar- A Slow
Poison" on the net. . I thought I will share with you some of the
points.Refined sugar is one of the most harmful substances consumed
by people today all over the world. Sugar is widely used in Coffee,
tea, sweets, chocolates soft drinks etc...
Sugar is prepared from Sugar cane (or beet). During the refining
process all the food elements present in sugar cane are destroyed.
Leaving a pure calorie based chemical sweetener...
On the contrary, sugar present in fruit and honey, milk, sugar cane
etc has natural substances with nutritional value. Raw sugar is a
coarse and brown in colour and is good for health. It is made by
boiling sugar cane juice and is nutritious. But the so called 'brown
coloured sugar' sold in the market and kept in many five star hotels
is nothing more than refined white sugar sprinkled with molasses just
for colour and flavor.
Refined sugar contains no fiber, no minerals, no proteins, no fats,
no enzymes, only empty calories. Our body has to take these nutrients
from healthy cells to digest sugar. When we consume sugar so much
calcium is used by the body to neutralize the effects of sugar, that
osteoporosis develops early. Early tooth decay also occurs...Sugar is
the direct cause for many diseases and degenerative conditions like
Acidity, Arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatic arthritis, brain and
digestive tract diseases... And lastly, sugar is a major contributor
to the aging process.
Are you a vegetarian? Then there is one more reason for avoiding
refined sugar, as animal bones are used in the process of refining
sugar. Bones of cows are heated to an extremely high temperature to
make bone char (carbon) and this is used in sugar factory for the
refining process of sugar.