Why You Should Avoid Sugar and Sweetened Drinks Like Poison

Why You Should Avoid Sugar and Sweetened Drinks Like Poison

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More and more people are being diagnosed with cancer every year and an equal number of lives are taken by it. We are compelled to educate our readers on their eating habits. After finishing this article you should take an oath to change your eating habits in a great way.

From a study by National Cancer Institute, approximately 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S., and more than 595,690 Americans will die from the disease. If you add the numbers from rest of the world, your gut will fall to your feet. It is heart wrenching!

The most common cancers to be diagnosed this year will be:
  • Colon and rectum cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung and bronchus cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Melanoma of the skin
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Kidney and renal pelvis cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer

Around 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with some kind of cancer at some point in their life. And the amount of money spent on cancer care is an astounding $156 billion (USD) by 2020.

One more staggering revelation, according to a new research reported in The New York Times is that the lifestyle choices are more important than genetics when it comes to developing cancer. It means, even though a person might have genetic risk factors for cancer, it is their lifestyle choices that will activate certain genes and allow cancer to develop. At least there is some hope.

What you need to know is that Cancer isn’t something that appears out of nowhere; it develops over many years, as a result of the combined effects of daily lifestyle choices which include your eating habits, physical activities, mental balance etc.

The No#1 Cancer Gene Activator

Sweetened drinks
This might be a shocker to you. The no.1 culprit which can activate the cancer gene in you is present on your dining table. That is sugar.

Sugar consumption is being highlighted as playing a large role in the activation of cancer genes.

The sugary drinks, in particular, believed to fuel the growth of cancer cells.

Relationship between Sugar and Cancer

The new study found that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to an increased risk of endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women. This is the first study to find the same association between sugar and cancer as exists between sugar and Type 2 diabetes.

The study, published online in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, has found that all sugars increase the risk for Type 1 endometrial cancer – but sweetened drinks have the biggest impact of all. Those who were in the highest 20 percent for sweet drink consumption had a 74 percent higher risk of developing cancer than those in the lowest 20 percent.

Compared with most other dietary sugars, sugars in drinks cause plasma glucose levels to rise higher and fall lower, and it is thought that these fluctuations may play a role in the increased risk of cancer. But this isn’t the first time that sugar has been linked to cancer.

Using MRI scanners to look for glucose, a study published in Nature Medicine found that glucose causes tumors to light up brightly as they contain high sugar levels. Tumors consume much more glucose than normal tissue due to their abnormally elevated metabolism levels – so sugar actually feeds cancer cells and helps them to grow.

What You Should Do?

1. Stop drinking sweetened drinks; throw those bottles out of your refrigerator.

2. Eliminate refined sugar from your diet.

Your body generates glucose out of the food you eat. You don’t need to add any more sugars. A healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise, whole foods, yoga and meditation will help in maintaining a good health.

Apart from that swallowing a ball of turmeric and a ball of neem paste every day in the morning will keep you away from a lot of diseases. Health is wealth. Don’t dig your grave with your teeth!

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