For decades, Americans have been growing increasingly overweight while receiving confusing messages from the food industry.
Fueled by corporate greed and special interests, the public has been bombarded by narrowly-focused studies and misleading press releases that turn into national headlines, all muddling the picture of what healthy nutrition is and what is making us obese.
But when you cut through all the propoganda and corporate marketing masquerading as science, and you look at the REAL science – the verifiable, kick-the-tires, try-to-poke-holes-and-see-if-it-still-holds-water science – the answer becomes extremely clear.
The real villain, above all others, is sugar.
“Despite 40 years of Americans being brainwashed into thinking that fat is bad, it turns out it’s sugar, not fat, that makes you sick and overweight,” says Dr. Mark Hyman, who is the Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, and a 13-time New York Times Bestselling author.
“The facts are in, the science is beyond question,” says Hyman. “Sugar in all its forms is the root cause of our obesity epidemic and most of the chronic disease sucking the life out of our citizens and our economy — and, increasingly, the rest of the world. You name it, it’s caused by sugar: heart disease, cancer, dementia, type 2 diabetes, depression, and even acne, infertility and impotence.”
One really scary fact: Hyman says sugar is eight times as addictive as cocaine.
No wonder the sugar habit is hard to kick.
But all hope is not lost. Hyman says you can quit sugar, but it will take some work. On his website, Hyman offers 10 tips for detoxing from sugar.
Tips include not drinking your calories, eating good carbs and how to use fat to fight sugar.