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Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? Because it gets you high even though they removed the cocaine years ago.

In the first 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar(or GMO high fructose corn syrup) hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor, allowing you to keep it down.

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (And there’s plenty of that at this particular moment.)

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate; your blood pressure rises; as a response, your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness.

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

> 60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.

> 60 minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium, and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolytes, and water.

> 60 minutes: As the rave inside you dies down, you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now literally peed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like hydrating your system, or building strong bones and teeth.

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Ellen White did not abandon sugar, just wanted it used sparingly. For example, it is necessary in fruit canning. AND

When I toured the EGW Estate at Elms Haven, Ellen White's grandaughter, Grace, said Grandma used to give us some candy when we came over.

I commented on the to an Adventist on the tour with me and they said: "Grace said Ellen White did not give them candy."

I know what I heard, so the next time at ElmsHaven, I asked Grace if I heard her correct. "Yes, Ellen White did not want us to go to extremes."

About the last EGW wrote on health was in 1902 to Dr Kress, who ran health sanatariums. You can read her comments on avoiding extremes at http://revelado.org/kress.pdf

Blessings, Charles

There are many different kinds of sugar. White sugar ought to have a skull and cross bones on the bag. 

Are we growing and choosing the higher road 100 years later as we are more fragile physically or are leaning back and making excuses.

Mrs, White ate meat and in fact pork at one time. Shall we follow that as commendable ? 

I have canned over 1000 jars of fruit. No sugar is necessary. That is a myth. Fruit is already sweet and or acid and when properly sealed it needs no sugar, syrup, or salt.

Good advice.  We have never canned but if you have a video on how or recipe, please let me know.

This year I canned 8 different kinds of fruit and veggies. It is not hard. I do usually add some sea salt and sometimes a little maple syrup to fruit. Not to make it keep but just to sweeten it a tad. I'm not against a little sugar accept for white sugar. 

Canning is relatively easy though a bit laborious. Fruit usually can be canned in a hot water bath while vegetables generally need to be pressure cooked. I just finished canning a late batch of potatoes. 

What do you use as a sweetener instead of sugar?  Do you use honey as a sugar substitute in your cooking? Any other natural sweeteners?

I am allergic to sugar, so I use stevia for my self, though I often use honey for the rest f the family.

In baking though I find stevia to be the best replacement.

True.  She is recorded in a letter mailing some to her son and telling him to use it sparingly.  Yes, Ellen White was a kind woman who was not given to extremes.  Unfortunately, her most ardent followers never got the message.  It is a bit like the most violent neighborhoods in any city is, sadly, Martin Luther King Blvd.

Happy Sabbath, Daniel !.

Ellen White was kind enough to share truth even though it cut across people's lives. She knew that her counsel would offend some.

All true! Works like tht!

I'm allergic to sugar, and have to use Stevia.. Not rely an issue for me.. lol

I have grown Stevia. It is a very interesting plant.

I prefer stevia, because it is natural and doesn't have the same problems sugar does.  You can actually get stevia gum too.

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