76 ways sugar damages your health
Aside from upsetting the body's metabolic balance, excess sugar has a number of consequences. The following list describes a myriad of metabolic problems. This compilation has been extracted from a variety of articles in medical journals and other scientific publications.
1.Sugar can suppress your immune system thus weakening its defenses against infectious diseases and the constant repair task of all cells and tissues in the body.
2. Sugar alters the interaction of minerals in the body: it causes deficiencies in chromium and copper and interferes with the absorption of
3. Sugar can cause a rapid increase in adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty in concentration, irritability
4. Sugar produces a significant increase in total cholesterol, triglycerides, and low-density (bad) cholesterol, as well as a decrease in high-density (good) cholesterol.
5. Sugar causes a loss in tissue function and elasticity.
6. Sugar feeds cancer cells and is linked to the development of cancers of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, biliary tract, lungs, gallbladder and stomach.
7. Sugar increases fasting glucose levels and is a cause of reactive hypoglycemia.
8. Sugar weakens vision.
9. Sugar causes many digestive tract problems, including: acidosis, indigestion, malabsorption in patients with digestive diseases, and increases the risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
10. Sugar causes premature aging.
11. Sugar induces alcoholism.
12. Sugar acidifies saliva causing tooth decay and periodontia.
13. Sugar is a cause of obesity.
14. Sugar causes autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis.
15. Sugar feeds Candida Albicans, thus causing its proliferation out of control.
16. Sugar produces stones in the gallbladder.
17. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
18. Sugar is a cause of hemorrhoids.
19. Sugar causes varicose veins.
20. Sugar elevates glucose and insulin response to oral contraceptives.
21. Sugar triggers osteoporosis.
22. Sugar causes a decrease in insulin sensitivity, thus producing abnormally high levels of insulin, leading to diabetes.
23. Sugar lowers the levels of Vitamin E.
24. Sugar increases blood pressure.
25. Sugar causes laziness and lowers activity in children.
26. Sugar increases advanced glycation products (AGEs) (sugar molecules that bind to proteins in the body, thus damaging them
27. Sugar interferes with the absorption of protein.
28. Sugar causes food allergies.
29. Sugar causes toxemia during pregnancy.
30. Sugar contributes to eczema in children.
31. Sugar causes arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular problems.
32. Sugar damages the structure of DNA.
33. Sugar alters the structure of protein and causes permanent damage to the way protein works in the body.
34. Sugar causes premature aging of the skin by modifying the structure of collagen.
35. Sugar causes cataracts and myopia.
36. Sugar causes emphysema.
37. A high intake of sugar causes damage to the physiological balance of many body systems.
38. Sugar reduces the ability of enzymes to function.
39. Sugar consumption is high in people with Parkinson's.
40. Sugar causes an increase in liver size by forcing liver cells to divide and increases the amount of fat in the liver.
41. Sugar causes an increase in the size of the kidneys and produces pathological changes including the formation of stones in the kidneys.
42. Sugar causes damage to the pancreas.
43. Sugar increases fluid retention in the body.
44. Sugar is enemy # 1 of defecation.
45. Sugar damages the structure of the capillaries.
46. Sugar hardens tendons making them brittle.
47. Sugar causes headaches including severe migraines.
48. Sugar reduces learning ability, adversely affecting school achievement and causing learning problems.
49. Sugar affects the brain's delta, alpha, and theta waves, impairing the mental ability to think clearly.
50. Sugar causes depression.
51. Sugar generates gout.
52. Sugar is a cause of Alzheimer's.
53. Sugar causes hormonal imbalances such as: increased estrogen in men, exacerbation of post menstrual syndrome in women, and decreased growth hormones.
54. Sugar causes dizziness.
55. Diets high in sugar increase free radicals and oxidative stress.
56. Diets high in sugar significantly increase platelet adhesion in individuals with vascular diseases.
57. High sugar intake in pregnant adolescents is a factor in the gestation period and is associated with risks in labor and delivery of low-weight infants.
58. Sugar is an addictive substance.
59. Sugar is as intoxicating as alcohol.
60. Sugar affects the amount of carbon dioxide produced by premature babies.
61. The reduction in sugar consumption increases emotional stability.
62. The body converts sugar between 2 to 5 times more fat in the blood than starches.
63. Rapid absorption of sugar causes excessive food intake in obese individuals.
64. Sugar exacerbates symptoms in children with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
65. Sugar adversely affects the composition of electrolytes in urine.
66. Sugar reduces the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
67. Sugar has the potential to induce abnormal metabolic processes in a healthy individual and promote degenerative conical diseases.
68. Giving sugar water intravenously decreases oxygen supply to the brain.
69. Sugar increases the risk of polio.
70. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
71. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
72. In intensive care units, eliminating sugar has saved lives.
73. Sugar induces cell death.
74. In juvenile detention camps, when children are put on very low sugar diets, there has been a 44% reduction in anti-social behaviors.
75. Sugar dehydrates newborns.
76. Sugar causes pyorrhea.
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Contributed by Nancy Appleton, Ph. D Author of the book Lick the Sugar Habit
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