Appleton, Nancy LICK THE SUGAR HABIT
Avery 1996 0895296950 / 9780895296955 Paperback Very Good
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. There's the old saying that sugar is poison. After reading Lick the Sugar H abit, you'll be convinced of that. Americans each consume more than 150 pou nds of sugar and related sweeteners each year. It's pretty easy for it to a dd up when you consider that there are 17 teaspoons of sugar in a single ca n of Coke. Author Nancy Appleton delineates how this sugar overconsumption wreaks havoc with our immune and endocrine systems, leading to chronic cond itions including arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, asthma, and hypoglycemi a, along with the usual suspects such as cavities and periodontal disease. Appleton admits that she herself used to be a sugar addict, preferring to t ake her sweets in the form of chocolate, and consequently suffered from num erous allergies, plus bronchitis, pneumonia, and even a chest tumor that tu rned out to be a huge calcium deposit that resulted from her body's inabili ty to process the pounds of sugar she consumed. The book starts with thorough quizzes to determine if you really are a "sug arholic" and to test for sugar-related food allergies. Appleton then offers three distinct plans for weaning yourself from the sweet stuff and startin g your new "low-sugar life." The best part is the dozens of easy, low-sugar , high-flavor recipes such as Hot Asparagus Soup and Pumpkin Pie. While Appleton has a Ph.D. and has been studying nutrition for years, she doesn't go into unnecessary scientific details when she explains what those little sugar cubes do to your body. Th.