Sugar Risks and Dangers

Our bodies need several B vitamins, minerals such as chromium and zinc, fiber and other nutrients in order to assimilate sugar. These occur naturally in sugar cane or sugar beets from which table sugar is derived. However, an over-enthusiastic concern for “hygienic” foods has led to the excessive food processing of which sugar is a prime example. In the early days of industrialization dark, raw sugar was used sparingly. This sugar contained molasses, a sticky residue of cane juice, highly concentrated in vitamins and minerals and with a specific taste, which could cause diarrhea when eaten to excess. To promote the consumption of white sugar, a rumor was initiated by the newly built sugar refineries and some biased scientists, that raw sugar was unhygienic and therefore unsafe to eat. Eventually the concept was accepted paving the way for the current wide use of refined white sugar in western countries. Continue reading “Sugar Risks and Dangers”