The Rate of Obesity and Heart Diseases is Very High From Sugar Using

Nearly 200 years ago people used to consume less than 5 kg (10 pounds) sugar per year. Then things changed about 100 years ago. Then there was that sweetened drink insanity going on, beginning in America in 1890’s and spreading all over the world after. And that’s how we started to consume sugar constantly even when we needed to drink water. As a result, the use of sugar has increased from 6 kg (13 pounds) to 60 kg (130 pounds) between the years 1828-1928. Today, however, the average of an individual is 190 (0.42 pounds) g per day and 60 kg (130 pounds) per year.

Sugar, which has no nutritional value, has a direct effect on our health. And this has been clearly revealed by many researches. Just think about what people used to eat in 19th century. They felt free to use butter and any kind of animal fat and they could eat eggs as much as they wanted. Despite this, there were no cases of heart attack. The first time they had mentioned the term heart attack was in 1912 in a medical journal.

Not only sugar drinks were invented in 1890’s. Turning wheat into flour, which has no nutritional value, with the use of mills, just worsened the whole situation. Mixing flour with salt and sugar contributed to the creation of the junk food tradition in America and many other countries.

So let’s examine the French in terms of the nations’ food preferences and the consequences in times past. The rate of obesity and heart diseases of the French is much lower than that of the Americans. When we take a closer look at the eating habits of the French, we can see that although they consume the same amount of meat, they use butter 4 times as much and cheese twice as much as Americans. The sugar consumption per person in America is 5.5 as much as the one in France. And these numbers reveal why the rate of cardiovascular diseases of the French is lower. (%60 lower)