Self regulation and Temperance
Self regulation and temperance is strict adherence to that which promotes health. Self regulation and temperance is the elimination of such harmful things as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, caffeinated drinks, fatty foods and refined sugar.
One hundred years ago, it was believed the average American consumed about 40 pounds of sugar per year. Now it has jumped to at least 100 pounds per year. The use of refined sugar not only adds empty calories to our diet, but it destroys the body’s ability to fight off bacteria For example a regular supply of bedroom sixteen-ounce soft drink contains 8-10 teaspoons of sugar which decreases the ability of our white blood cells ta-destroy bacteria by fifty percent. Beware that some fruits and fruit drink or smoothies will still contain lots of sugar. So fix your sugar intake or addiction with vegetables.