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To help elevate the health awareness for the Black Business Association members, an entire web site called 'SugarAlert' focused soley on the ill-effects received from eating too much refined sugar.  Most importantly, this is a chemical that is nothing but empty calories that dangerously raises the insulin level as soon as we eat it.  Too much of it into the bloodstream upsets the body's blood-sugar balance, triggering the release of insulin.

Sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn sugar), and high-fructose corn syrup are processed into just about every item we buy from stores, giving rise to obesity, depression, poor circulation, dull skin, and other ill-health effects.  It goes into packaged cereals, sandwich spreads, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, and most microwavable items.

Long lasting elevated insulin levels can increase the risk for disease by causing inflammation within our body and inhibit key hormones that regulate the immune system. Insulin also promotes the storage of fat, so excessively eating foods high in sugar make way for rapid weight gain and elevated triglycerides, both of which have been linked to cardiovascular disease.

Generally, everyone is designed to safely eat 2,000 good calories each day. Nutritionists support the importance of eliminating table sugar whenever possible.  In August 2009, the American Heart Association began formally recommending that Women eat no more than 100 calories of added processed sugar per day, or six teaspoons (25 grams), and Men should digest no more than 150 calories or nine teaspoons (37.5 grams) of refined sugar per day.
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