The overconsumption of sugar is the cause for around 40 percent of US healthcare expenditures as stated by a 2013 study by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.
In the US, the damaging effects of sugar are so high that more than a trillion dollars are spent on it annually while in the UK a major share of health care costs are spent on oral diseases mainly induced by sugar. Because of obesity and sugar being linked closely, it also increases risks of cancer immensely.
How does obesity and sugar result in Cancer?
A 2014 report states that obesity results in more than 500,000 cancer cases every year. Among this, Europe and North America account for more than two-thirds of cancers related to obesity with more than 6,00,000 cancer cases being estimated in UK alone. The situation is so bad that reports of Cancer Research UK and UK Health Forum state that junk food ads should not be aired before 9 pm so as to avoid people from buy-in them.
Junk foods are the major drivers for obesity, which leads to cancer in the rectum, ovary, womb or colon.
When we intake junk food, it is the mitochondrial dysfunction which promotes cancer with sugar having a major role to play in the same. Excessive sugar helps generate a lot of free radicals, which cause nuclear DNA and mitochondrial damage.
Overeating has been known to stress the Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER), which is found in the cells mitochondria and is a huge membranous network. The stress forces the ER to dampen the insulin receptors sensitivity on the cell-surface, which makes the receptors immensely weak, giving rise to cancer and many other chronic diseases which are often untreatable.
Dangers of High-Fructose Corn Syrup
Too much consumption of fructose and sugar items can promote cancer in several ways, which include increased production of those hormones, which can lead to breast cancer easily. One such hormone is Estrogen. Sugar-consumption in huge quantities can also lead to chronic inflammation.
Recent studies reveal that sugar is also capable of raising tumor risks in several body organs. It was also found out that most processed beverages and foods contain high-fructose corn syrup, which is the primary culprit behind metastasis and breast tumors.
It is advisable to follow intermittent fasting; calorie-restricted diets as these help reduce the risk of cancer, reverse the process of insulin resistance and also increase the body’s longevity.
Cancer Cannot Thrive Without Sugar
By reducing sugar and excessive protein intake, you can easily starve the cancer cells, as this is what it mainly thrives on. This will help avoid as well as treat cancer effectively and rapidly. The other cells in your body can burn fat or carbohydrates to get fuel but cancer cells can only thrive if enough sugar is present in the body and without it they lose their metabolic flexibility.
It was Dr. Otto Warburg, a German Cancer Researcher who discovered this and was given a Nobel Prize in 1931 to do so. However, most experts believe that the mitochondrial dysfunction’s negative side effect is the nuclear genetic theory and not the metabolic cancer theory.
If you suffer from leptin or insulin resistance but wish to avoid cancer or treat the cancer you are suffering from, it is important that you stop consuming any form of fructose or sugar and also avoid grain carbohydrates.
Say no to Fructose and Non-Fiber Carb Intake
Do not consume more than 25 grams of fructose every day, including every source. For those who are insulin resistant, the limit is 15 grams per day. Another vital thing to do is reducing intake of all non-fiber carbohydrates and consume less than a hundred grams of it every day.
Ways to reduce sugar and fructose consumption:
These simple tips will help you ensure that you lead a fitter life and help you avoid or deal with cancer successfully. This is also why it is a great idea to invest in a healthier diet complete with nutrients that your body needs.