The Carbohydrate Knock Out

Processed sugar, processed foods and why is sugar bad for you

Diabetes, Diabetic Diet, Endocrinology, Medicine

Carbohydrates are foods that are broken down by the body into sugar. Sugar in the diet can be found in either natural or processed forms. Diets high in processed sugar have been linked to weight problems, diabetes, heart disease and even certain types of cancer. In our first animated novel, follow the professor on a quest to teach the public how to avoid processed food in the supermarket and to identify bad carbohydrates in the diet by reading food labels.

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Naturally occurring sugars provide energy to the body, but most importantly the brain.

Carbohydrates are foods that are smashed! and broken down by the body into smaller building blocks called SUGARS. Naturally occurring sugars are found in foods like vegetables, whole fruits and grains, beans, and dairy products. Sugars are then absorbed and provide energy to the body, but most importantly the brain.

Humans have taken natural foods and modified them to be tastier, more convenient and affordable.

Processed sugar is much more cheaper than the one that occurs naturally in foods and its now found in over 60% of what is purchased from grocery stores.

These manufactured foods are often referred to as processed foods. Unfortunately, processed foods now DOMINATE the American diet, making up over 60% of what is purchased from grocery stores!

Why is sugar bad for you?

Processed foods might taste good, but they are actually quite dangerous for your health. In fact, diets rich in sugar have been tied to weight problems, diabetes, heart disease, and even certain types of cancer. Evil processed carbohydrates can also be addictive. They trick the same brain they feed into craving more sweets even though the body has had plenty to eat.

Examples of common processed foods to AVOID are juice, soda, bread, rice, pasta, tortillas, and cereal.

These foods are partly responsible for huge amounts of sugar in the American diet – an average American consumes 3 pounds of processed sugar per week.


Common processed foods include juice, soda, bread, rice, pasta, tortillas, and cereal.
Sugary foods can disguise themselves like in the case of high fructose corn syrup: hfcs.

Not only are these sweet, sugary foods bad for your health, but they can also be tricky. They often disguise themselves with names that may sound healthy. One such culprit is high fructose corn syrup (hfcs). Identify the carbohydrates in your diet. Read the food labels on packages and choose foods that have less than 20 grams of TOTAL carbohydrates per serving. Also be aware of the amount of food in one serving. Processed foods tend to be concentrated and pack a big PUNCH in a small amount of food.

Read the food labels on packages and choose foods that have less than 20 grams of TOTAL carbohydrates per serving.

The Doctablet professor has ONE mission. To help millions through EDUCATION! Be your own super-hero and SAVE your health! Knock the processed sugar out of your diet.

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Chris Palmeiro D.O.

Dr. Palmeiro is Chairman of Endocrinology at the HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, he also serves patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Westchester Institute of Human Development in Valhalla, New York. He has a Masters of Science degree in clinical nutrition and is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. His interests within the realm of endocrinology include nutrition support, obesity counseling and the progressive management of diabetes.

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The Carbohydrate Knockout
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Diets rich in sugar have been tied to health problems. Identify the carbohydrates in your diet. This video explains is simple terms the danger sugar poses.
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