Divine Energy Park wrote very interesting article about it. This is part I of that article.
For thousands of years, honey and fresh or dried fruits, have satisfied the man’s desire for sweetness. These natural foods contain not only sugar, but also minerals, vitamins, enzymes, organic acids, proteins, water, etc. However, refined and crystallized sugar has replaced natural sources of sugar today. The food industry uses it in great amounts. Using sucrose is so psychologically rooted that the average family uses it every single day. White sugar has become a sort of drug. Over 90% of people have developed an addiction to sugar in some form. Sugar, by its chemical composition, is pure sucrose - a simple carbohydrate, a combination of glucose (grape sugar) and fructose (fruit sugar). It is obtained from sugar cane or sugar beet. Although the processes of obtaining sugar vary, the final product is identical. The initial use of sugar cane is thought to originate in Polynesia from where it spread to India. In Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations, sugar was used in such small amounts that the Greeks, who had a word for almost everything, had no word for sugar!
In ancient Persia, sugar cane processing was guarded as a secret, because of the large profits involved, until the 7th century Arab conquest of Persia. Crusades brought sugar to Europe by conquering Arabian territories. In the early 14th century London, it was sold for $ 100 per kilo, at today’s prices. Today, the annual consumption of sugar has reached 120 million tons, with an increase of 2 million tons, recorded each year. Largest producers are India and the European Union. The average American uses over 50 kg of sugar per year. Based on decades of research on white sugar, the conclusion has been made that this chemical substance is capable of creating a true addiction, similar to nicotine, alcohol or coffee addictions. White sugar, not only does not have any use to our body and no nutritional value, but is in fact harmful. It is the true danger to human health because it is a direct or indirect source of modern diseases such as cavity, the acidity of the blood, arteriosclerosis,
loss of calcium in the bones, heart attacks, diabetes, obesity, acne, stomach ulcer, high cholesterol levels, problems with circulation, hypersensitivity, liver degeneration, nervous tension, etc. It is suspected that nearly 80% of all today’s diseases are caused by excessive use of white sugar.
Tomorrow I'll bring a part II of this sugar story...
Are you using a white sugar or some healthier sweetener?