Sugar it seems, is absolutely everywhere. From high fructose corn syrup beverages to sugar laden cereals to seemingly healthy low fat products. In the US - sugar consumption has skyrocketed 1500% over the last 150 years. The United states national average consumption of sugar last year was a whopping 45 kilos per person (almost 4 kilos per month). Let’s do the math. 16 Calories per tablespoon of sugar works out at 170, 280 calories per year, 14,189 calories per month (The equivalent of 70 pints of beer) 472 calories per day. This means a whopping ¼ of the US’s calorie consumption comes in the form of sugar.
Dr Aubrey De Grey, a leading scientist claims that the first person to live to 150 years old has already been born and that the first person to live to 1,000 will be born in the next two decades. He says that by regular “maintenance”, gene therapies, stem cell therapies, immune stimulation and a range of other advanced medical techniques along with the small matter of curing all known diseases and we’re heading into a new era of lives spanning into the hundreds and possibly even thousands of years. I hate to be a pessimist Dr Aubery, but I think you’re bananas and a little bit nuts!