To live without sugar is possible, but the pleasure that a simple clod or grains give us from this nectar is authentic happiness. This adrenaline rush is, however, pure illusion, as we all know that simple sugar is an inexhaustible source of problems.
According to the collected data by the National Statistical Institute between 2013 and 2014, the daily consumption of sugar per capita, in Portugal, was 94 grams, equivalent to 376 calories, almost double the international recommendations.
The World Health Organization (WHO) advises up to six teaspoons per day (10% of daily energy). In the UK, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition published a review in 2015 on the association between simple sugars and health, in which, they recommend daily consumption of up to 5% of the total energy value, according to the Directorate-General of Health.
A very low level in the case of Portuguese children whose daily consumption of sugar is around 25% of the energy consumed, five times more than recommended.
Pedro Graça, director of the Program for the Promotion of Healthy Eating, in an interview with Diário de Notícias (September 2016), he revealed that “there are children of two and four years who regularly consume sodas.”
Children and adults who ingest high amounts of sugar are more likely to be obese and suffer from dental problems, and increase the chance of becoming diabetic, have clogged arteries, heart problems, various types of degenerative diseases or Alzheimer’s, among other damages. These situations derive from imbalances resulting from the transformation of sugar into energy through the destruction of vitamins and minerals. A process that if intense and prolonged weakens the vegetable and mineral kingdom that supports the cells of our organism. It is the beginning of the collapse of the DNA and RNA chain with profound repercussions on the vibratory structures of the human body and its hidden tripartite organization [read more about these themes in this site in: Nature of Being, Vibratory Heritage, Genetic Heritage, and DNA Chain].
This text is an awareness. According to the season of the year and the moment in which you are, it is up to each one to feel if you should consume this food. The dosage and frequency depend on the nature and physical condition of each Human Being.