Here are few proven facts which indict sugar as a causative factor in heart disease:

White, factory-produced sugar is an isolated, chemically pure carbohydrate, which can not be normally digested by the digestive organs. All natural foods contain certain nutritive complements-vitamins, enzymes, minerals, trace elements, flavorings, fatty acids, etc—which are necessary for the effective digestion and assimilation of the nutrients. For example, vitamins E, A, and D cannot be assimilated unless they are accompanied by fatty acids. Conversely, oils cannot be properly utilized without a certain amount of vitamin E. Carbohydrates are not digested or assimilated properly without vitamin B.

When sugar in refined form is consumed, the body will use its own storage of B vitamins, particularly Bi, in order to digest it, because sugar is totally void of all vitamins necessary for its digestion. This depletes the body’s own supply of B vitamins. Continuous overconsumption of white sugar can ultimately lead’ to a B-vitamin deficiency

White sugar also depletes the body of calcium.

Overconsumption of sugar and other refined carbohydrates is the major cause of obesity, which is one of the prime causes of heart disease.

High carbohydrate intake, especially of refined sugars, causes abnormal fluctuations in the blood sugar level. The heart is a big muscle and its continuous beat is dependent on a steady supply of blood sugar and oxygen. Any interference with the adequate supply of sugar or oxygen to the heart will adversely affect the heart action and may, in serious interference, lead directly to a heart attack.8 Tests have shown that in more than half of the patients with heart problems there was an evidence of low blood sugar due to high carbohydrate intake.


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