Think and Envision
By Dean L. Jones
There is plenty of information that highlights a large amount of reasons for dropping processed sugar from day-to-day eating habits. Consequently, processed sugar consumption could easily be thrown in as the definitive reason why people complain of being overweight. On the other hand, we often find ourselves rationalizing why weight is an issue aside from eating sugar laden foodstuff.
The human life yields freedom of choice and accordingly wisdom stipulates not to consume the white sweet tasting crystal that is a toxin inside the body. Processed sugar causes physical and mental discomfort. For this reason, I pay homage to people freed from physical enslavement, as there is a projected four million people freed from enslavement who either died or suffered from serious illness between 1862 and 1870, mainly due to the lack of access to decent nutrition.
America’s northern unionists and southern confederates treated the tragedy befalling the newly freed people the same when it came to gaining access to civilized nutrition. There were many politicians, abolitionists, journalists and religious statesmen in the late 1800 who even wondered if black people would die out altogether from the cholera disease and/or malnutrition.
Multiple generations following American bondage hold on to a dependency to consume whatever tastes good. Sadly, this dietary style sets in a potential problem when food manufacturers exploit human taste patterns by adding ingredients unbecoming digestibility. It therefore rests with individual will power to break the cycle of sweet temptation that bonds people to poor health.
About 72 million people nationwide have high blood pressure, or hypertension, or more easily understood that is about 1 in 3 adults. It is a somewhat invisible poor health condition because it has no symptoms, but left untreated it can damage the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. It is therefore important not to over consume highly processed foodstuff and breaking the cycle from purposefully designed addictive ingredients.
Likewise, drinking alcohol, sodas, smoking tobacco, taking over- (and under) the-counter drugs and gorging on fried foods has made the risk of developing high blood pressure an everyday occurrence in socioeconomically meager communities. Adjusting one’s lifestyle is the more politically correct term to use when describing the plight of the dilemma with hypertension. Hypertension is poorly controlled and is the lead cause for early deaths and disability due to strokes, heart attacks, heart failure and kidney failure.
Eating processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup plays a critical role in the epidemic of cardiorenal disease and uric acid build up. The current American diet preys on showing and talking about what to eat, where rarely do we allow for thoughts to determine our own mind’s vision. We must practice bringing greater personal imagination into being. In this manner thinking from the end can become an intense perception of eating healthy meals of fulfilled desired. Think and envision living SugarAlert!
Since 2007, Dean steadfastly shares his understanding on the dangers of eating processed sugar.