Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Most Addictive Substance Known to Mankind

The Most Addictive Substance Known to Mankind: Eye-Opening Videos & Articles!
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You may see them on your way to work. They could be behind you in line at the grocery store. They could be your neighbors, your friends, or your family members. You may even be one of them. Sugar addicts are everywhere.

Most of us are unaware of the addictive nature of sugar and how it affects the brain. But, the trademarks of addiction, such as craving and withdrawal, are certainly present. It may be a familiar story to you: You start your day feeling energetic and optimistic; but, by mid-afternoon or early evening you feel tired, cranky, or even depressed. Accompanying these negative feelings is a craving for chocolate, cookies, soda…anything sweet; and often the craving is too strong to ignore.

This is a classic obstruction to any nutritional or weight loss plan, and its chains of oppression are found in the brain. Your brain is designed to release certain chemicals that make you feel good, like dopamine and serotonin. Ingesting sugar causes your brain to release these chemicals in a reaction similar to other addictive drugs. You get that short-lived ‘sugar-high’ and then the accompanying crash. The more sugar you have on a daily basis, the less your brain releases these chemicals on its own, hence the cravings.

The addictive power of sugar leads to many health issues. Side effects are obesity, diabetes, heart disease, poor dental health, and disturbances in brain function. In fact, the sugar found in just having one soda per day makes adults 27% more likely, and children 60% more likely, to be overweight. It’s no wonder that the advice of physicians, nutritionists, dentists, and personal trainers as to one of the best things you can do for your health is to give up refined sugar.

But, unfortunately, the odds are stacked against you not only due to the addictive nature of this toxic substance, but because the advertising machine is overwhelming. According to leading expert Dr. Mercola:

“It wasn’t until earlier this year that I realized the food industry actually outspends the drug industry in seeking to brainwash you, and manipulate the truth so you will increase their profits, usually at the expense of your long-term health.

The fact is that the food industry spends about $40 billion a year on advertising, brainwashing you to believe that junk food is somehow good for you and your kids. And the beverage industry is part of that pack.”

At Yoli, we believe that the answer to this insidious problem that affects us all is to offer a completely natural beverage complete devoid of all sugar. You can do your own comparison of Yoli products to the many fruit juices and sports drinks promoted as ‘healthy.’ Just checking out the ingredients label for sugar content should serve as a buyer’s beware for the other products on the market.

Yoli products give you the all-natural sweetness you crave without the harmful effects of sugar and artificial sweeteners. Yoli can help you break free of that sugar addiction once and for all. And, the only side effects of Yoli are looking and feeling better than ever before.

Here are a few links to some powerful videos outlining the many dangers in consuming this highly addictive substance.

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Soft Drinks Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk: Click Here

Chinese men and women living in Singapore who drank two or more soft drinks per week were 87 percent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer after the researchers adjusted for factors such as smoking, according to the report published Feb. 8 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

ABC News on the damaging effect of sugar. Get Rid of Your Sweet Tooth: Click Here

Tips for beating your addiction to sugar.

Soda makes you fat: Click Here

Adults who drink at least one soda or sugar-sweetened energy drink a day are 27 percent more likely to be overweight or obese. For children, the risk of obesity soars 60 percent with each daily serving of soda or sugary beverage.

It’s time fruit juice loses its wholesome image, some experts say: Click Here

Compared with soda, juice carries more calories and as much sugar. There’s also evidence that high consumption increases the risk of obesity, especially among kids.

Are Sports Drinks Junk Food? Click Here

Public health advocates are pushing for a ban on the sale of sports drinks and flavored waters in schools, warning that drinks such as Gatorade and Powerade contain as much as two-thirds the sugar of sodas, and more than three times the sodium.

The Special Dangers of Sugar to Women Over 40. Click Here Now

Incredibly critical revelations about the special dangers of sugar to women over 40. If you are a woman over 40, or have a mom who is, THIS IS A MUST SEE. (please share the video with all your friends).

How Much Sugar is Really in that beverage you’re drinking? Click Here Now

A label can tell you there are 39 grams of sugar in your soda, but what does that much sugar look like?

Yoli is the answer. No sugar or artificial sweeteners. No harmful preservatives. No chemical fillers. No pasteurization (which kills the nutrients). No artificial anything. All of the good and none of the bad. For more information on Yoli, click here now.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sugar Fuels Tumor Growth, Says Major New Study

Sugar Fuels Tumor Growth, Says Major New Study
Updated: 21 hours 6 minutes ago

Katie Drummond

University of Minnesota researchers found that people who downed two or more soft drinks a week had an 87 percent higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

(Feb. 8) -- Sugary soft drinks drastically increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a long-term study of 60,000 people in Singapore.

A research team at the University of Minnesota followed thousands of men and women participating in the Singapore Chinese Health Study for 14 years. At the end of the study, published this month in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, the team found that those drank two or more soft drinks a week had an 87 percent higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

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University of Minnesota researchers found that people who downed two or more soft drinks a week had an 87 percent higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
Dr. Mark Pereira, the study's lead researcher, warns that the findings likely apply to the United States and other industrialized nations as well. "Singapore is a wealthy country with excellent health care," he said. "Favorite pastimes are eating and shopping, so the findings should apply to other Western countries."

Oddly enough, those who drank fruit juice, which can have as much sugar as soda, didn't have the same cancer risk. Pereira suggests that soda drinkers might have poor health habits, which exacerbate their risk of illness. Of those studied in Singapore, individuals who drank soda were more likely to smoke and eat red meat -- two lifestyle factors already linked to cancer.

The connection between sugar and pancreatic cancer makes sense: insulin, which helps the body digest sugar, is made in the pancreas. Researchers suspect that sugary soda interferes with the body's insulin levels, which then contributes to cancerous cell growth in the pancreas.

Diabetes, another illness in which the body's insulin production is compromised, is a known risk factor for pancreatic cancer. The onset of diabetes later in life can also be an early symptom.

Determining the cause of pancreatic cancer could save thousands of lives a year: 230,000 people are diagnosed worldwide each year, and the American Cancer Society estimates that only 5 percent survive for five years.

But the study isn't a definitive answer. Out of the 60,000 individuals studied, 140 developed pancreatic cancer. Of those, 18 cases occurred in patients who'd consumed large quantities of soda, 12 occurred in those who drank soda occasionally, and 110 occurred in those who never consumed the sugary beverages.

In their analysis, the researchers acknowledge that the small numbers limit the power of the data, and "giv[e] potential to a chance association." The team also cites four previous studies that found little or no connection between soda and pancreatic cancer.

There are a handful of definitive or suggested causes for pancreatic cancer, making this study even more difficult to interpret. Aside from red meat consumption, smoking and diabetes, risk factors include genetics, ethnicity, old age, obesity and even excessive alcohol consumption.

The American Heart Association advises that women should consume fewer than 6.5 teaspoons of added sugar a day, and men should limit their consumption to 9.5 teaspoons. Given that a single can of soda contains 13 teaspoons, Americans would be wise to cut down, whether or not they're motivated by a potential cancer risk.

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