Do you know how much sugar you’re eating every day? According to Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor of pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco, the average American consumes a staggering 141 pounds of sugar per year.
In case you’re wondering how much that is, that’s like eating 28 five-pound bags of white sugar a year, or 22 tsp per day each and every day. And teens eat more than that. So by the time they’re 20 years old, the average person has pummeled their body with about 2,800 pounds of sugar-poison.
Not only has this exhausted the pancreas — that beautiful little organ that is in charge of maintaining the blood sugar balance in our bodies — the immune system is beyond taxed from being on constant high alert due to the excess sugar in the body. And we wonder why we’re falling apart and dying by the millions every year from disease?
Watch the eye-opening video below to find out just how dangerous sugar is to the human body.
In this interview with 60 Minutes, Dr. Lustig says that sugar is a toxin — even a poison — and explains why that is so. He reveals that excess sugar is behind the biggest killers in our society: heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and more. Take a few minutes to watch this, and then consider getting off of that poison called sugar. Take back your health and encourage others to do the same.
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