10. Re­fined sug­ars

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Re­fined sug­ars are known not only to spike in­sulin lev­els, but also to be the most prefer­able food for can­cer cells, thus pro­mot­ing their growth.

Can­cers seem to have a sweet tooth. This is a known fact that has been around for many years. The No­bel lau­re­ate in medicine Ger­man Otto War­burg, back in 1931, first dis­cov­ered that tu­mours and can­cers both used sug­ars to ‘feed’ them­selves and/or to in­crease in size. In or­der to pro­lif­er­ate, can­cer cells seem to pre­fer feed­ing on fruc­tose-rich sweet­en­ers like high-fruc­tose corn syrup (HFCS); the rea­son is that HFCS is be­ing metabolised by can­cer cells most quickly and eas­ily.

Now it is clear why high-fruc­tose corn syrup is con­sid­ered to be the worst of­fender. And since cakes, pies, cook­ies, so­das, juices, sauces, ce­re­als, and many other ex­tremely pop­u­lar, mostly pro­cessed, food items are loaded with re­fined sug­ars and HFCS in par­tic­u­lar, this helps ex­plain why can­cer rates are on the rise th­ese days.

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