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by Jerome Princy (2019-11-14)

The soft drink consumption StrictionD Review rate has doubled for females and tripled for females since the late 1970's. Statistically, the highest consumption is in males between 12 and 29 who drink an average of ½ a gallon of soft drinks per day, which amounts to 160 gallons per year. Since the high fructose corn syrup has created such a stink with scientists and nutrition experts, researchers have come up with a new sweetener, agave syrup. On Dr. Mercola's website you can type in agave syrup and come up with all kinds of articles explaining the pros and cons of this sweetener. Basically, the bottom line is that agave will convert to fructose in the body and that is as dangerous as high fructose corn syrup. What is interesting to note is that no one has died from a lack of sugar consumption. The body makes all it needs from the food you eat, even food without any sugar in it. As a society, we are addicted to the taste. Kids don't want to drink water, they want something sweet with a flavor to it. They don't want to eat vegetables, they want fast, junk food that they like the taste of. How did they get like this, from their parents obviously. We have grown up as generations of satisfaction seekers. Ah, the age of consumerism. As more children become type 2 diabetic, our citizens may find that we are the last generation who will reach the age of 50. Between the sugar and junk food epidemic and the genetic food manipulation, we need to take a sobering look at our health and what we have created. The distinction between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes used to be a simple one. The older literature refers to Type 1 diabetes as juvenile onset, or insulin-dependent, diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is referred to as adult onset, or non-insulin dependent, diabetes. Now the distinctions have become blurred as children begin to get Type 2 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes is sometimes treated with insulin. Making a distinction between the two is important because Type 2 diabetes can be treated successfully with weight loss, exercise, and oral medications. Type 1 is treated with insulin exclusively. Type 1 diabetics canget a condition called diabetic ketoacidosis, although this is rare in Type 2.