That’s what on the market today…
Refined sugars, artificial sweeteners and genetically modified (GM) sweeteners, i.e., sugar beets and corn syrup.
Genetically Modified definition from Wikipedia, on the internet:
Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods derived from genetically modified organisms. Genetically modified organisms have had specific changes introduced into their DNA by genetic engineering, using a process of either Cisgenesis or Transgenesis. These techniques are much more precise than mutagenesis (mutation breeding) where an organism is exposed to radiation or chemicals to create a non-specific but stable change. Other techniques by which humans modify food organisms include selective breeding (plant breeding and animal breeding), and somaclonal variation.
A good resource is Marion Nestle’ book, “Safe Food,” where she sheds light on the GM food industry. The FDA’s 1994 decision to prohibit labeling of GM foods continues to haunt the food biotechnology industry. By now, nearly all American soybeans and sugar beets (95 percent) are GM, as is most corn (60 percent). But when the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved GM sugar beets in 2005, it neglected to perform the required environmental impact assessment. On that basis, environmental groups want to ban further planting of GM sugar beets. The dispute is now in the courts.
Getting back to “sweet nothings”… here are some negative effects of refined sugar. Edward Howell, Ph.D. calls it both “skeletonized food” and “a castrated carbohydrate.” Ralph Golan, M.D., calls it a “metabolic freeloader” because as it is being burned for energy it robs the body of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
Overloads and weakens the liver
Over-secretion of insulin wears out the pancreas’ insulin production
Undermines and retards immune response
Linked to diabetes, and heart disease
Creates acid in the body.
Essential Science Publishing in their book Essential Oils Desk Reference, warns: “The worst dangers, though, are not found in natural sugar but in the use of artificial sweeteners. Seventy-five percent of the adverse reactions reported to the US FDA come from a single substance: the artificial sweetener, aspartame…” “Three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol make this toxic sweetener anything but sweet!”
Aspartame is marketed under a number of trademarked names. Does NutraSweet, Equal, or Spoonful sound familiar? There are others. And it is included in thousands of products such as cereals, instant and frozen foods, breath mints, and even multivitamins. (Excess amounts of aspartame breaks down into methanol and eventually formaldehyde.)
Aspartame is the common denominator for over 92 different health symptoms at the root of modern disease. How can aspartame create such chaos? Aspartame dissolves into solution and can, therefore, travel throughout the body and deposit within any tissue. The body digests aspartame unlike saccharin, which does not break down within humans.
Low blood sugar
Mimicking or causing illnesses such as:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
and the list goes on and on…..
Marion Nestle Safe Food by Marion Nestle
Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills written by Dr. Russell Blaylock
Defense Against Alzheimer’s Disease written by Dr. H. J. Roberts
What to do? Detox and restox (restore nutrients).
Where to start?
Do your research
Drink pure water
Eat natural/raw foods as much as possible
Use natural products over fake ones
Sweet nothin’s??? No! No! No!!! How about…Sweet somethings!!! natural, delicious, low-glycemic sweeteners!
Grade B Maple Syrup (great sweetener and most balanced) low glycemic index with a slow, gradual rise in blood sugar levels. (Vermont is best… it is strictly regulated for purity and authenticity by government law.) Blue Agave: The nectar from the agave cactus plant has minimal impact on blood sugar levels. Best suited for people with candida infections. Fructose: one of lowest glycemic indexes of any food. Stevia: non-caloric; lowers and balances blood sugar levels, supports the pancreas, digestive system, protects the liver. Honey: from the nectar of flowers produced by bees known as nature’s sweetener is also an energy booster, immunity-system builder and is used as a natural remedy for some ailments. Raw Cane Juice Crystals: naturally dried cane juice has nutrients and is known as unrefined sugar. Cane juice is a good source of riboflavin and is a natural source of sweetness that can be a part of a healthy diet. Treat your sweet cravings with healthy sweets…and be well!