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Part I: Beware of the Sugar Conspiracy (Opinion)

by: Hesh Goldstein

(NaturalNews) With the food industry, it all comes down to greed and various conspiracies to make you eat and spend more.. As their profits go through the roof, every time we use more of their products, we need to realize that they are already producing enough food for every American to eat 3,900 calories a day – which is almost double what we actually need. So, how do they get us to eat more girth enlarging calories? Sugar!


Sugar and corn sweetener, aside from largely being a GMO crop, are cheap to produce and let you eat until the cows come home without feeling full. To scarf down 1,000 calories via a fountain drink at the local convenience store is not only effortless, but it leaves plenty of room for dinner.

The effect is that this type of consumption has you eat more calories than your body needs; you easily gain weight; and it's easier to become the President than to lose weight.

We, the "tricks", are eating what amounts to about 31 teaspoons of added sugar a day, which equates to about 500 extra calories a day, or 25% of your daily caloric intake each and every day.

How do they trick us into doing that?

The "hooker" (the U.S. Government) requires that the "pimp" (the food industry) disclose the amount of sugar contained in a given product. Sounds great on paper, doesn't it?

What if sugar is given a different name, one that you may not be aware of? Having somewhat of a brain, you would assume that molasses and honey must contain sugar. But what about sorghum or corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup or turbinado or fructose or amazake or lactose or dextrose or sucrose, or galactose, or maltose? Jeez, it's enough to make you comatose!

The average person wouldn't associate these scientific-sounding names with sugar. But that's what they are.

These sugar aliases allow a food manufacturer to list these euphemisms on the same label without telling you it's all sugar.

The next trick they use is to list the information in grams. Why grams? Because you don't know squat about grams.

When you see that a 12-ounce can of soda contains 40 grams of sugar, you could care less. But what if you saw that that same can of soda contained 10 teaspoons of sugar? What would you think if you were sitting next to a guy in a restaurant and you watched him put 10 teaspoons of sugar in his coffee? You would think the guy was lolo (Hawaiian for crazy), wouldn't you?

So, this will make it easy for you. Four grams equals one teaspoon. You divide the total grams by four and you will know how many teaspoons you are about to ingest.

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