Workout of the Day--January 19, 2016
As a team of 2, complete:
30 DB deadlifts (55/35) or Bar (115/75)
30 DB Push Press (55/35) or Bar (115/75)
Must perform min. of 20 reps before switching
5 burpees for both partners everytime you switch
The Link Between Sugar and Cancer
Nutrition is a big component of health and fitness. We talk a lot about it at Catacombs and we just completed a 12 day challenge where nutrition was a big component. There are so many different camps out there on which type of diet is "the best" (paleo, vegetarian, Zone, etc.). It is exhausting and confusing to understand which is right for each individual situation. My personal opinion is that there is no ONE right answer, but all offer some components that can help us improve our nutrition scenario. Without exception though, they all share a common foundation in advocating the avoidance of refined sugar. Why? Because as a country we consume excessive amounts of it and it is killing us. Diabetes, Alzheimer's, hypertension, heart disease, obesity and a whole host of other diseases are strongly linked to excess sugar consumption. And now we can add cancer to the list.
NBC news published a story on a new study that was just completed by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and published in the journal Cancer Research. The article, Here's How Sugar Might Fuel the Growth of Cancer, is worth reading. I'll some it up for you in two quotes:
And, summing up the results in mice that were selected because they were genetically pre-disposed to breast cancer:
I am not in the business of telling people what they should and shouldn't eat (okay, well, I guess I sort of am...). I believe that I have an obligation to pass along the science as the food and beverage industry spend billions of dollars to have you believe a different message. We all have room for improvement in our nutrition, but most of us would benefit greatly from one single simple change: eliminating processed sugar from our diet.