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Sugar Consumption in America
In the late 1900’s the average American consumed 5 pounds of sugar per year.
Cardiovascular disease and cancer were almost unknown.
In the early 1980’s a new farm policy passed to federally subsidize corn, soy and sugar. Every conceivable piece of land was placed into production. There were no federal subsidies for fruits and vegetables in the bill. The Soil Conservation Service, experts who promoted land conservation practices, was abolished. The new “experts” talking to the farmers were the sales force for large agribusiness.
Three ingredients began to be used in almost every product—sugar, high fructose corn syrup and vegetable oil.
In 1990, 20 years ago, the average American consumed 109 pounds of sugar per year.
By 2010 the average American consumed 135 pounds of sugar per year.
In 1970 to 1974 the average American consumed 1.5 pounds of high fructose corn syrup per year.
By 2000 the average American consumed 67 pounds of high fructose corn syrup per year.
By 2010 adults were consuming 9 times the amount of vegetable oils their parents consumed. Vegetable oils, found in salad dressings, block the signal from your stomach to your brain that you are satiated.
From the 1980’s to the year 2006 diabetes tripled.
Billions are now being spent on treating and preventing cardiovascular and cancer disease.
Cancer, Heart, Alzheimer’s Organizations as well as the Dietetics Association now all recommend 9 to 13 servings of fresh raw fruits and vegetable servings each day to prevent these diseases.
When you can’t, don’t or won’t eat 9 to 13 servings of fresh raw fruits and vegetables servings each & every day day the next best thing is Juice PLUS.
Mardy's Note: 12/8/11: The distributor who provided this content on Lumigrate at my encouragement and with my support in the past has messaged through Lumigrate to request the content he provided be removed as he doesn't wish to participate in this 'effort' anymore. The forums at Lumigrate are a social media format, similar to facebook. That would be like contacting facebook and saying "take everything I ever commented on or posted off". Many conversations and exchanges of other providers are woven in 'threads' and that would be disrespectful to the other forum participants who gave their time and energy to participate in the 'social' media of Lumigrate's forums. However, I have changed the UserName to be Juice Plus 007, removed the photo, and am posting this in the signature and removing the contact information that is set up in the signature in order to make it clear this contributor no longer wants to be 'connected' with the posts. Additionally, as time permits, I will work to replace the content with similar but that will entail selecting another person distributing for Juice Plus. I wanted JP represented on Lumigrate because it is a well-known company based on the concept of supplementing fruits and vegetables. Also because JP reaches many people due to it's vast number of distributors; there are 10 in Grand Junction, population 50k or so. In addition to removing the information in the signature for contact, I have changed the username and email address associated with it to route to me if anyone were to send a "private message" to JP007. My first step will be to edit out any internal contact information/links to the requestor. I guess you call this an "imposter"? Grins! I hope this is a clear statement for the users of Lumigrate to view related YOUR forum area and how I manage it. After all, it is YOUR health education (and mine) I'm advocating for but Lumigrate, at the end of the day, is my website. I care a great deal about the users of Lumigrate feeling they are being treated well and providing a forum area which is a FUN place to come get valid, progressive information in a streamlined way when searching for health information our audience of consumers is seeking.
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