Sucrose, is the commonest of the sugars, a white, crystalline solid disaccharide with a sweet taste. It is known commonly as cane sugar, beet sugar, or maple sugar, depending upon its natural source. Sucrose is made from one molecule each of glucose and fructose Combined.
Refined sugar has had its salts, fibers, proteins, vitamins and minerals removed to leave a white, crystalline substance devoid of any nutritional content, only offering empty calories. Sugars contained in nature, whole foods are easily metabolized by the body.
Sucrose on the other hand, devoid of vital minerals, becomes a greedy starch, which can not metabolize completely in our bodies, resulting in the formation of metabolites, such as pyruvic acid and unstable sugars containing five carbon atoms.
These toxic by-products interfere with the respiration of cells, preventing them from acquiring sufficient oxygen to function correctly. These poisonous metabolites, in their radical or oxidation format, are constantly seeking to stabilize themselves by robbing our healthy cells of available electrons.
This action in turn degrades the cell and the cell dies. All refined sugars are parasitic. They leach valuable minerals from the body. Sugar can cause copper deficiency, which reduces the elasticity of veins and arteries, leading to aneurism and stroke. The body must digest, detoxify and then eliminate sucrose because it can not make cell structure from it. Typically the body combats sucrose by mobilizing elements such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium and calcium to form compounds with the invading sucrose in an attempt to transmute it chemically into a form the body can either store or eliminate.
Excess sugar is initially stored in the liver in the form of glycogen. When the liver can no longer cope with the load, it pours the accumulated sucrose toxins back into the bloodstream in the form of fatty acids, which are then taken to storage areas of the body, namely the belly, thighs, hips, breasts and the back of our upper arms.
Once the storage areas are filled, the body begins to distribute the metabolite acids into the active organs, such as the heart and kidneys. This in turn causes hormonal imbalances, abnormal blood pressure as the circulatory and lymphatic systems are invaded, depleting vital vitamin C reserves and threatening the cardiovascular system.
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