Sugar, simple carbohydrates, how much do you consume every day. On average, Americans consume more than 150 pounds of refined sugar per year. This picture is a very good visual of the sugar content of some popular drinks and what we drink is only part of the story, however it is an important part (thanks again for the picture John). Sugar is in just about everything. Sugar is a Carbohydrate and it's not the only carbohydrate. Complex carbohydrates seem to be less damaging than simple carbohydrates, however they are still carbohydrates. America is on a high carbohydrate diet and the myth that a diet rich in carbohydrates and poor in fats is good, is alive and well (partly kept alive by the government). The encouraged no fat, low fat, high carbohydrate way of eating has been with us for many years and it is at the base of many of our diseases. I don't do the no fat, low fat way of eating. Please see "my" breakfast article a few posts ago.
THE THREAT OF ALZHEIMER'S AND OTHER NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER IS GROWING!! In the U.S. there are about 5,000,000 diagnosed cases of Alzheimer's disease and the statistics for other neurological disorders are equally as frightening. You have a real good chance of dying from a neurological disorder. And, all of these neurological disorders have a connection to "life style" (what and how you ear), so what if you were to decrease your intake of simple carbohydrates, cut way, way back on refined simple sugar consumption and eliminated artificial sweeteners (Aspartame is a neurotoxin), what would that do to these dismal neurological disease statistics, which are expected to double by 2030? Just another no-brainer question.
As a very large side note, pesticides, antibiotics and herbicides also have a connection to neurological disorders. So, think about empowering yourself, while you still can think. Robert Brown