While fat has been the focus in the American diet over the last few decades, the most dangerous added ingredient is actually sugar.
As fat has been decreased in food products sugar has been increased and the results of the change are astounding.
When the human liver can no longer process sugars they are converted to fats and stored in the body. The human liver can only safely process about 6 teaspoons of sugar a day but the average American is eating about 22 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar is the leading cause of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other long-term illness. About 40% of all disease is directly related to sugars.
The World Health Organization recommends no more than 6 teaspoons (24 grams) of sugar per day. This is far less than the average 22 teaspoons of sugar a day must westerners consume.
Watch Dr. Robert Lustig, author of “Fat Chance” in this video briefly talk about low-fat, sugar, and soda.