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Ways Sugar Ruins Your Health (Apdapted from Nancy Appleton PhD)

  1. Sugar can suppress the immune system

  2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body

  3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and crankiness in children

  4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides

  5. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more you loose

  6. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins

  7. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency

  8. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose

  9. Sugar causes copper deficiency

  10. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium

  11. Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine

  12. Sugar can weaken eyesight

  13. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia

  14. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract

  15. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children

  16. Sugar can cause tooth decay

  17. Sugar contributes to obesity

  18. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

  19. Sugar can cause arthritis

  20. Sugar can cause asthma

  21. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albincans (yeast infection)

  22. Sugar can cause gallstones

  23. Sugar can cause heart disease

  24. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids

  25. Sugar can cause varicose veins

  26. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.

  27. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease

  28. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis

  29. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity

  30. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity

  31. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E in the body

  32. Sugar can decrease growth hormone

  33. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure

  34. Sugar can increase cholesterol

  35. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children

  36. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein

  37. Sugar causes food allergies

  38. Sugar can contribute to diabetes

  39. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy

  40. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children

  41. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA

  42. Sugar can change the structure of protein

  43. Sugar can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen

  44. Sugar can cause cataracts

  45. Sugar can cause emphysema

  46. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis

  47. Sugar can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL)

  48. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease

  49. Sugar lowers the enzyme's ability to function

  50. Sugar can increase the size of the liver

  51. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat

  52. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney

  53. Sugar can damage the pancreas

  54. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention

  55. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement

  56. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness)

  57. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries

  58. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle

  59. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines

  60. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha and that brain waves

  61. Sugar can cause depression

  62. Sugar can cause dyspepsia (indigestion)

  63. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout

  64. High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity

  65. Sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins: albumin and lipoproteins. Which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol

  66. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

  67. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness

  68. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalances, some hormones become under active and others become overactive

  69. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones

  70. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli

  71. Sugar can lead to dizziness

  72. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress

  73. Sugar feeds cancer

  74. Sugar slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract

  75. Sugar is an addictive substance

  76. Sugar can exacerbate PMS

  77. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability

  78. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch

  79. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  80. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function

  81. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures

  82. Sugar may induce cell death

  83. Sugar dehydrates newborns

  84. Sugar can cause low birth weight babies

  85. Sugar induces salt and water retention

  86. Sugar may contribute to mild memory loss

  87. Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome

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