February 20, 2014

19
Feb

February 20, 2014

Sugar

I’ve been reading a lot about the addictive white stuff lately – sugar! Here are some key points from various articles:

  • The USDA doesn’t even have a recommended daily intake for sugar because it’s not recommended- it has no known nutrients.
  • Americans consume about 40 percent more sugar than they did in the 1950s.
  • Sugar has a negative impact on your skin. It attaches to protein and fat cells in your body and appears to concentrate in collagen and elastin. These proteins, which give skins it’s strength and suppleness, become stiff; and at the same time an oxidative reaction can turn the skin a yellowish hue. Simply put…it makes you look OLD!
  • Eating foods with a high glycemic index can trigger hormonal fluctuations that cause acne.

Many researchers and academics say the rise in sugar consumption may lead to cancer. Here’s why (from SFH blog):

Cancer cells need a lot of energy (ATP) to divide and grow. They derive their energy almost exclusively from sugars (glucose and high glycemic carbohydrates) via a process called anaerobic metabolism, or glycolysis. Sugars also increase the release of insulin, a growth factor, which may drive cancer’s rapid cell division.

Currently, the world spends an estimated $1.16 trillion on cancer treatments each year. Up to 50% of these cancers may be effectively prevented with a very low-carbohydrate diet, also known as a ketogenic diet. When focused on nutrition-based prevention and treatment, the cost savings could have a substantial impact on our national health care budget.

Tim Ferris has written an interesting article about cancer and sugar. (http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2014/01/28/cancer-treatment/). His article is substantiated with excellent references from well-regarded scientists. – See more at: http://www.sfh.com/blog/1/post/109#sthash.N1MUmVGz.dpuf

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANA!

 garen MU
Garen and his awesome muscle-ups!

Workout of the Day
:00
Snatch (power or full)
Find your 1 rep max for the day or work to heavy single

:20
Split Jerk (use racks)
Find your 1 rep max for the day or work to heavy single

:40
AMRAP in 10 minutes of:
5 pull-ups – chest-to-bar (men)/unbroken (women)
10 wall balls 20/14
200 m run

Post your scores to the Whiteboard.

2 Responses