Sugar Is Not A Treat

Somewhere between the flurry of flavor and entertainment, the inherent health effects of soda (sugar in general) has been overlooked.

A single 12 oz serving of soda creates inflammation in the body!

This study observed a 50% increase in C-Reactive Protein with a consumption of 6.8 ounces per day compared to 0.4 ounces per day.

C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is a very sensitive marker for inflammation. It measures acute inflammation that affects different tissues caused by immune injury, infection and cell injury. C-reactive protein is considered a strong predictor of heart disease, such as heart attack and stroke, regardless of cholesterol levels and other factors like smoking.

The video below, "Sugar Is Not A Treat", provides an important perspective of the consequences of our cultures high sugar intake.