Sugar Drove the Slave Trade, People…
It was called “white gold” by British colonists-once the people of Europe tasted it, they demanded an ever-increasing supply.
This meant ever-increasing profits for those who could provide it, by any means necessary.
Some historians argue that America won the Revolutionary war because part of Britain’s great army was off protecting its sugar colonies.
Can you imagine a seemingly harmless substance with so much power??
‘Seemingly’ is the key word here.
Sugar has been shown to produce 3 of the 11 symptoms of substance dependence/abuse: cravings, tolerance, and withdrawal.
In one famous study, rats chose sugar over cocaine because the high is more pleasurable.
Even cattle will eat foods they otherwise hate by “sugar-coating” them.
75% of all packaged foods are now “sugar-coated” for us.
“So, what?”, you ask.
Well, because sugar is what is making us fat.
Sugar creates an artificially raised level of insulin in our blood.
When insulin is high, we’re in storage mode.
So guess what is happening in our bodies when nearly everything we eat contains sugar?
Yep, we’re storing fat.
Not burning it for fuel.
The more sugar we eat, the more we want, and the more we store as fat.
The very foods making us fat, make us crave precisely the foods making us fat.
What can be done to break the cycle?
We stop eating sugar.
How do we do this?
It all begins with a thought!