124 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

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septiembre 26, 2016

124 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

Contributed by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D., Author of the book «Lick The Sugar Habit»

In addition to throwing off the body’s homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar’s metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.

  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 contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases)
  6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose
  7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins
  8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency
  9. Sugar leads to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostrate, and rectum
  10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose
  1. Sugar causes copper deficiency
  2. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium
  3. Sugar can weaken eyesight
  4. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine
  5. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia
  6. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract
  7. Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children
  8. Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease
  9. Sugar can cause premature aging
  10. Sugar can lead to alcoholism
  11. Sugar can cause tooth decay
  12. Sugar contributes to obesity
  13. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis
  14. Sugar can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers
  15. Sugar can cause arthritis
  16. Sugar can cause asthma
  17. Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections)
  18. Sugar can cause gallstones
  19. Sugar can cause heart disease
  20. Sugar can cause appendicitis
  21. Sugar can cause multiple sclerosis
  22. Sugar can cause hemorrhoids
  23. Sugar can cause varicose veins
  24. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users
  25. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease
  26. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis
  27. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity
  28. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity
  29. Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E in the blood
  30. Sugar can decrease growth hormone
  31. Sugar can increase cholesterol
  32. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure
  33. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children
  34. High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
  35. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein
  36. Sugar causes food allergies
  37. Sugar can contribute to diabetes
  38. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy
  39. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children
  40. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease
  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. High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body
  49. Sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function
  50. Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease
  51. Sugar can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body
  52. Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide
  53. Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat
  54. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney
  55. Sugar can damage the pancreas
  56. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention
  57. Sugar is enemy #1 of the bowel movement
  58. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness)
  59. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries
  60. Sugar can make the tendons more brittle
  61. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraine
  62. Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women
  63. Sugar can adversely affect school children’s grades and cause learning disorders
  64. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves
  65. Sugar can cause depression
  66. Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer
  67. Sugar and cause dyspepsia (indigestion)
  68. Sugar can increase your risk of getting gout
  69. Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates
  70. Sugar can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets
  71. High refined sugar diet reduces learning capacity
  72. 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
  73. Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease
  74. Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness
  75. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive
  76. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones
  77. Sugar can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli
  78. Sugar can lead to dizziness
  79. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress
  80. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion
  81. High sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer
  82. Sugar feeds cancer
  83. High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant
  84. High sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents
  85. Sugar slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract
  86. Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon
  87. Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men
  88. Sugar combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult
  89. Sugar can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer
  90. Sugar is an addictive substance
  91. Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol
  92. Sugar can exacerbate PMS
  93. Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce
  94. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability
  95. The body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch
  96. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects
  97. Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  98. Sugar adversely effects urinary electrolyte composition
  99. Sugar can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function
  100. Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases
  101. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain
  102. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer
  103. Sugar increases the risk of polio
  104. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures
  105. Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people
  106. Limiting sugar saves lives
  107. Sugar may induce cell death
  108. Sugar may impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in living organisms
  109. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior
  110. Sugar can cause gastric cancer
  111. Sugar dehydrates newborns
  112. Sugar can cause gum disease
  113. Sugar increases the estradiol in young men
  114. Sugar can cause low birth weight babies

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