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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Borderline Diabetics Beware!


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Whew, it's tiring to be on the road, and a bit perplexing. I have to keep checking on the date and location to keep my focus sharp. The good news is that readers are buying my book and thanking me for alerting them to can-do lifesaving measures.

Check out my latest post below about why YOU need to drink more water and far less fizzy stuff. Pop, soda, carbonated soft drinks, whatever you care to call those beverages, you're swallowing over 3,600 spoonfuls of unnecessary sugar each year when you guzzle conveniently bottled and highly sweetened drinks.


The January 2009 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals that in the past 20 years or so, the number of adults consuming sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, fruit drinks and punches shot up. "More adults are drinking sugar-sweetened beverages and, among those drinkers, consumption has increased," said Sara N. Bleich, PhD, lead author of the study and assistant professor with the Bloomberg School's Department of Health Policy and Management. "From 1988 to 2004, the percentage of sugar-sweetened beverage drinkers increased five percent. Per capita consumption of energy from sugar-sweetened beverages increased 46 kilocalories (kcal) per day, and daily sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among drinkers increased 6 ounces per day."

Now do you understand why your diets might not be working? You're literally washing down excess calories with every sip of of heavily advertised soft drink. Those advertising execs are no fools. They've hijacked your brain cells and expanded your waistline with the same effort. It's good for their wallets and BAD for your health.

Has your doctor warned you that you're a Borderline Diabetic? Diabetes is a lifelong health crisis. You can avoid it by ending your thirst with clean, clear water that flushes wastes from your body.

Don't believe me? Read on.

"Although this analysis does not attempt to estimate the effect of sugar-sweetened beverage intake on obesity incidence, a number of studies have linked sugar-sweetened beverage consumption to obesity and type 2 diabetes," said Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, author and associate professor with the Bloomberg School's Center for Human Nutrition. "Based on these nationally representative surveys, our study found higher sugar-sweetened beverage consumption also happened to be among populations at greater risk for obesity. There are few signs of improvement over the past decade and the situation seems to become worse among young adults aged 20 to 44."

The experts who prepared the report mentioned above recommend that reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption may be an important strategy for reducing empty calorie intake in the adult diet. And it's not rocket science to figure out that as you get fatter, your glucose level goes bonkers.

Skip the nightmare of lifelong insulin dependence and constant checking of your blood. Bypass restrictive diets.

Toss the colorful bottled beverages and DRINK CLEAR, GOOD-FOR-YOU WATER.

OK, I have to get back on the road. Imagine me lifting a glass of sparkling water and clicking glasses with you.

To your good health, Yochi/Yoji

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