Eat less sugar, you're sweet enough already.

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    Jul 05, 2013 2:23 AM GMT
    1. Sugar can suppress your immune system.

    2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.

    3. Sugar can cause juvenile delinquency in children.

    4. Sugar eaten during pregnancy and lactation can influence muscle force production in offspring, which can affect an individual’s ability to exercise.

    5. Sugar in soda, when consumed by children, results in the children drinking less milk.

    6. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses and return them to fasting levels slower in oral contraceptive users.

    7. Sugar can increase reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can damage cells and tissues.

    8. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, inability to concentrate and crankiness in children.

    9. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

    10. Sugar reduces the body’s ability to defend against bacterial infection.

    11. Sugar causes a decline in tissue elasticity and function – the more sugar you eat, the more elasticity and function you lose.

    12. Sugar reduces high-density lipoproteins (HDL).

    13. Sugar can lead to chromium deficiency.

    14. Sugar can lead to ovarian cancer.

    15. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.

    16. Sugar causes copper deficiency.

    17. Sugar interferes with the body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium.

    18. Sugar may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration.

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

    20. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.

    21. Sugar can lead to an acidic digestive tract.

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

    23. Sugar is frequently malabsorbed in patients with functional bowel disease.

    24. Sugar can cause premature aging.

    25. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.

    26. Sugar can cause tooth decay.

    27. Sugar can lead to obesity.

    28. Sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

    29. Sugar can cause gastric or duodenal ulcers.

    30. Sugar can cause arthritis.

    31. Sugar can cause learning disorders in school children.

    32. Sugar assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).

    33. Sugar can cause gallstones.

    34. Sugar can cause heart disease.

    35. Sugar can cause appendicitis.

    36. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.

    37. Sugar can cause varicose veins.

    38. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.

    39. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.

    40. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.

    41. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.

    42. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E in the blood.

    43. Sugar can decrease the amount of growthhormones in the body.

    44. Sugar can increase cholesterol.

    45. Sugar increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which form when sugar binds non-enzymatically to protein.

    46. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.

    47. Sugar causes food allergies.

    48. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.

    49. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.

    50. Sugar can lead to eczema in children.

    51. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

    52. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.

    53. Sugar can change the structure of protein.

    54. Sugar can make the skin wrinkle by changing the structure of collagen.

    55. Sugar can cause cataracts.

    56. Sugar can cause emphysema.

    57. Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.

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

    59. Sugar can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.

    60. Sugar lowers enzymes ability to function.

    61. Sugar intake is associated with the development of Parkinson’s disease.

    62. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.

    63. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.

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

    65. Sugar can damage the pancreas.

    66. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.

    67. Sugar is the number one enemy of the bowel movement.

    68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).

    69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.

    70. Sugar can make tendons more brittle.

    71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.

    72. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.

    73. Sugar can adversely affect children’s grades in school.

    74. Sugar can cause depression.

    75. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.

    76. Sugar can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).

    77. Sugar can increase the risk of developing gout.

    78. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in the blood much higher than complex carbohydrates in a glucose tolerance test can.

    79. Sugar reduces learning capacity.

    80. Sugar can cause two blood proteins – albumin and lipoproteins – to function less effectively, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.

    81. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

    82. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness, which causes blood clots.

    83. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance – some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.

    84. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.

    85. Sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.

    86. Sugar can lead to biliary tract cancer.

    87. Sugar increases the risk of pregnant adolescents delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

    88. Sugar can lead to a substantial decrease the in the length of pregnancy among adolescents.

    89. Sugar slows food’s travel time throughthegastrointestinal tract.

    90. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stool and bacterial enzymes in the colon, which can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.

    91. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.

    92. Sugar combines with and destroys phosphatase, a digestive enzyme, which makes digestion more difficult.

    93. Sugar can be a risk factor for gallbladder cancer.

    94. Sugar is an addictive substance.

    95. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.

    96. Sugar can aggravate premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

    97. Sugar can decrease emotional stability.

    98. Sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese people.

    99. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit disorder (ADD).

    When life hands you lemons DO NOT make lemonade, that stuff has wayyyy too much sugar!!!

    Sugar is the devil - Jackie Warner

    http://nancyappleton.com/141-reasons-sugar-ruins-your-health/







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    Jul 07, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    I have the sweetest tooth; I should already be dead.icon_eek.gif
  • stratavos

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    Jul 07, 2013 4:28 AM GMT
    ... we all have to die sometime >.>
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    Jul 07, 2013 4:32 AM GMT
    Despite already knowing that sugar is pretty bad

    AndrewCaponeCPT said
    3. Sugar can cause juvenile delinquency in children.





    lolwut
  • PharmKY

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    Jul 07, 2013 4:42 AM GMT
    20. sugar can cause hypoglycemia...

    That makes no sense. Like at all. #listfail

    And actually, a lot of those are false after reading through the list. I mean sugar is bad for you, and I try to limit my intake of unnatural sugar as much as I can but this is a bit overboard.
  • CincyBOJ

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    Jul 07, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    sweet
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    Jul 07, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    You can wean yourself off sugar with dedication. Last Friday I had some Greek yoghurt with honey in (I normally have the plain one now) and it tasted unbearably sickly. I won't be getting it again, even though I used to eat sugary yogurts every day.
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    Jul 07, 2013 11:13 PM GMT
    Ohno saidYou can wean yourself off sugar with dedication. Last Friday I had some Greek yoghurt with honey in (I normally have the plain one now) and it tasted unbearably sickly. I won't be getting it again, even though I used to eat sugary yogurts every day.
    Yes, you can wean off sugar with dedication! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 07, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
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    Hmmmm almost everyone has been calling me "sweet Har" sweet sweet...mmmm even my fortune palm reading says so, I think it's a sign I should take note.

    Okay.
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    Jul 08, 2013 4:21 AM GMT
    And yet without glucose, we would die
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    Jul 08, 2013 6:12 AM GMT
    I cook and drink items without sugar now. If I need something sweet, I add a little raw honey. Still sugar but better for you. My eczema went away which is one item on the list.
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    Jul 08, 2013 4:15 PM GMT
    Wow, sugar has a bad rap. Problem is "sugar" isn't in much of what we eat anymore. Now it's all high fructose corn syrup which is made from GMO corn. All the "-oses" sweeteners are far worse for you than pure cane sugar. Don't even get me started on artificial sweeteners! I just gave up all workout supplements and protein drinks that contain sucralose. Besides killing off HALF the good bacteria in your intenseness they now think it causes memory loss. "Sugar" all of a sudden doesn't look so bad.
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    Jul 09, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    Unintended said
    bradomo saidI cook and drink items without sugar now. If I need something sweet, I add a little raw honey. Still sugar but better for you. My eczema went away which is one item on the list.


    Exactly. Also, consider reducing your gluten intake, which also causes eczema and other skin reactions. Lastly, of all things, salt:

    http://www.boston.com/news/science/blogs/science-in-mind/2013/03/06/salt-may-risk-factor-for-multiple-sclerosis-and-other-autoimmune-diseases-study-suggests/DI7485NaVoz8hPXEIIIXOK/blog.html

    "What started as a detailed study of the inner workings of one kind of immune cell has led two teams of researchers from New England to a surprising insight: a high-salt diet may increase risk of autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and psoriasis.

    The scientists reported Wednesday they found an enzyme that, when exposed to salt, causes a regular immune cell to transform into a pathogenic one, spewing out inflammatory proteins that have been linked to autoimmune illnesses. Mice genetically prone to develop a form of multiple sclerosis developed more severe disease when fed a high salt diet."




    Yes I'm gluten free now too and no-salt usually. No more itchy scalp or skin. Something in my intestines wasn't right with sugar and wheat etc. I wish more people found this out for themselves and the consumer products change.
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    Aug 20, 2013 12:55 AM GMT
    Sigh....looks like I'll never be eating sugar again...
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:01 PM GMT
    Eating sugar is much more healthy than believing an unverified list of bad things about sugar.
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidEating sugar is much more healthy than believing an unverified list of bad things about sugar.


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    Aug 21, 2013 9:12 PM GMT
    I eat about 5 bananas a day and lot of other fruits. I have no plans of changing my diet even after reading this. We are consuming things that are a lot worse than sugar, but for some reason sugar always seems to be the bad guy.
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    PharmKY said20. sugar can cause hypoglycemia...

    That makes no sense. Like at all. #listfail
    Sorry this is a fact. A diet high in sugar throws off the body's glucose-regulation. Eventually reactive-hypoglycemia develops whereby when sugar is ingested an over-abundance of insulin is produced by the pancreas causing a low-blood-sugar (hypoglycemic) condition. Blood sugar then fails to return to a normal state and the body remains hypoglycemic sometimes for hours.
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:44 PM GMT
    Well, we had all better watch out for #4