You already know that for the past 50 years, our society was pounded with all the evils of smoking, drinking, eating red meat, and that we ought to cut as much fat and salt from our diets as you can. Under the trumpet of healthful living, we’re being programmed to substitute our consumption of butter with margarine, red meat with soy choices and sugar with artificial sweeteners. When it comes to sugar and artificial sweeteners we’re literally being sold a bill of goods only because the sugar sector also controls both sectors. It’s like the fox guarding the hen house. We’re being offered options but only if it’s beneficial to the industry promoting it.
It’s funny how the things that taste the best always appear o be so detrimental. Refined white sugar, Fructose and artificial sweeteners should be on peak of the list. Sugar is definitely the largest worldwide addiction. White refined sugar isn’t even a food, it’s a compound that would be better courses an addictive drug. Yes, that is right, an addictive drug and should you eliminate it from your diet you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, nausea and irritability. Refined sugar is used in everything from bread, canned vegetables, juices and condiments. It’s in just about what you eat and drink short of water. You’d be hard pressed to find any processed food which does not include a heaping helping of processed sugar or fructose added to it.
The so called “Natural Sweeteners”
If you think about fructose a safe, natural sugar, think again. You’ve been had by one of the greatest nutritional bait-and-switch ploys in years. Fructose doesn’t come from fruit, it’s refined sugar! High fructose consumption has been fingered as a causative factor in cardiovascular disease. It increases blood levels of cholesterol and another sort of fat, triglyceride. It makes blood cells more prone to clotting, and it may also accelerate the aging procedure. So next time you find a commercial touting the virtues of Fructose since the celebrity sucks her Popsicle… know they are lying to you.
Despite the fact that there are healthier natural options, big sugar proceeds to guard their interests in substantially the same way the tobacco industry has for decades. They have both the sugar and glucose replacement markets that meant that getting other, healthier choices are slim at best and getting these truths are nonexistent.
Artificial replacements are proven to have carcinogens. They cause CANCER and the companies making them understand it. They are being re branded constantly to keep customers confused and out of understanding the true hazards of eating such products. Imagine renaming a product, changing the colour of the box and calling it healthy!
Natural Sweeteners that are healthy
Naturalists and foodies are only now beginning to expound the virtues of pure sugar alternatives like stevia, mannitol, glycerol and the principal subject of the article miraculin. Miraculin is a glycoprotein extracted from the miracle berry or miracle fruit plant, a tree native to West Africa (Synsepalum dulcificum or Richadella dulcifica). As opposed to behaving as a sweetening agent, miraculin alters how our taste buds translate flavors. It makes sour limes and lemons taste like lemon aide. It makes healthful unsweetened dark chocolate taste like fine chocolate. And it does all this without adding a single grain or calorie of sweetener.
The advertisement read– Are you diabetic? Do you want to eat chocolate cake ? How about a chocolate cake with no sugar that tastes like the most decadent brownie you have ever tasted? Are you overweight? Would you prefer to eat fruit that tastes like candy, except minus the sugar that’s killing you?
YES! Of course I would! Is this for real?
Remember that I’m a sweetaholic and I crave sugar. I drink my coffee sweetened and have become addicted to flavored (artificial) creamers. I really do love fruit, but getting great naturally ripened and sweet fruit is near impossible nowadays. That said, for my evaluation I got a melon which wasn’t so sweet, out of season and the taste was, well… blah! Imagine biting into a piece of candle wax with a dash of sugar on it.
After chewing on the wonder berry pill and rolling it around in my mouth for a moment or two (as directed), I took a bite of my melon. OH MY GOODNESS! It was like I’d never eaten a cantaloupe before. Is this what God intended fruit to taste like? I can not wait to try out a miracle fruit berry today. I’ve read they are twice as powerful as the pills and are the purest way to actually exploit the power of miraculin.
My research on the Miracle Fruit
The Miracle Fruit was first discovered and brought attention to by the western world by explorer Chevalier Des Marchais throughout a 1725 trip of West Africa when he became aware that local tribes in West Africa were using this berry in order to add taste and make appetizing their otherwise bland foods. Then In the 60’s and the 70’s an Entrepreneur Named Robert Harvey who had analyzed this awesome berry following Des Marchais’s discoveries were able to raise tens of millions of dollars to make an all natural alternative to sugar using the Miracle Fruit. He managed to synthesize the active ingredient within the berry the pure protein called Miraculin.
He started making Miracle Fruit Tablets because, like most Tropical Plants, the fruits on the plant have an extremely short shelf life that’s the main reason many Fruits in the Tropics don’t make it into the Western world.
Diabetics were going mad for them and children were picking miracle fruit Popsicles over Popsicles with artificial sweeteners with a huge margin. As the berry was going to launch Harvey’s offices were raided by industrial spies, His documents and research had been stolen, he got into high speed car chases in the middle of the night and people were after him.
Many inquiries have been made concerning miracle fruit. Their stance is they consider miracle fruit as a food additive. Miraculin cannot be applied as a food additive, effectively locking it from the food chain. However, the fresh berry itself may be used legally. This awesome berry is very good for your health, yet it’s not legalized to maintain commercial food and beverage products although legal to be sold in its natural forms.