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Sugar Damages Your Genes-permanently


overweightboyswimmingHuman genes remember a sugar hit for two weeks. What’s more, prolonged poor eating habits could be capable of permanently altering your DNA.

A team studying the impact of diet on heart tissue found that cells showed the effects of a single sugar hit for 14 days. The cells switched off genetic controls designed to protect the body against diabetes and heart disease.

Regular poor eating could amplify the effect, with genetic damage lasting months or years, and potentially passing through bloodlines

Remember that to our bodies all carbohydrates are sugar. So this includes so many things that we eat-bread, pasta, lollies, cakes, biscuits, wraps, potatoes, etc. But no, I am not telling you to avoid sugar, after all fruits and vegies are also fairly high in carbohydrates, but these foods have less of an impact due to the other things they contain, such as fibre. Note in the article above, it says ‘sugar hit’ Some foods provide more of a ‘hit’ than others.

Continuous poor eating can actually change the way your genes behave and this can be passed down through generations. Healthy eating is not a ’12 week’ thing. It must be permanent. It’s not something you do just to get to your ideal weight. You have to change your thinking. If you go back to the things you were doing, you will go right back to where you were. After all, that is how you got there in the first place. And now we are finding out about all the other ways that unhealthy eating is affecting us that we can’t even see.

It’s time to do something about it-No Excuses, Just Results


Journal of Experimental Medicine September 2008, 29;205(10):2409-17

Tehran Times January 18, 2009


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