78 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

78 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

From the book, Lick The Sugar Habit by Nancy Appleton

  1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
  2. Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance.
  3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
  4. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
  5. Sugar can adversely affect children’s school grades.
  6. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
  7. Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
  8. Sugar can cause kidney damage.
  9. Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).
  10. Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).
  11. Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
  12. Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
  13. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
  14. Sugar may lead to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, and rectum.
  15. Sugar can cause colon cancer, with an increased risk in women.
  16. Sugar can be a risk factor in gall bladder cancer.
  17. Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
  18. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
  19. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which can narrow blood vessels.
  20. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
  21. Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
  22. Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
  23. Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
  24. Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.
  25. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
  26. Sugar can promote tooth decay.
  27. Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
  28. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  29. Sugar can cause a raw, inflamed intestinal tract in persons with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
  30. Sugar can cause arthritis.
  31. Sugar can cause asthma.
  32. Sugar can cause candidiasis (yeast infection).
  33. Sugar can lead to the formation of gallstones.
  34. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
  35. Sugar can cause ischemic heart disease.
  36. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
  37. Sugar can exacerbate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
  38. Sugar can indirectly cause hemorrhoids.
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