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50 Ways Sugar is Ruining Your Health

 1. -  is an addictive substance.

2. -  can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.

3. -  can aggravate premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

4. -  can decrease emotional stability.

5. -  promotes excessive food intake in obese people.

6. -  can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit disorder (add).

7. -  can slow the ability of the adrenal glands to function.

8. -  can cut off oxygen to the brain when given to people intravenously.

9. -  is a risk factor for lung cancer.

10. -  increases the risk of polio.

11. -  can cause epileptic seizures.

12. -  can increase systolic blood pressure (pressure when the heart is contracting).

13. -  can induce cell death.

14. -  can increase the amount of food that you eat.

15. -  can cause antisocial behavior in juvenile delinquents.

16. -  can lead to prostate cancer.

17. -  dehydrates newborns.

18. -  can cause women to give birth to babies with low birth weight.

19. -  is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia.

20. -  can raise homocysteine levels in the bloodstream.

21. -  increases the risk of breast cancer.

22. -  is a risk factor in small intestine cancer.

23. -  can cause laryngeal cancer.

24. -  induces salt and water retention.

25. -  can contribute to mild memory loss.

26. -  sugar water, when given to children shortly after birth, results in those children preferring sugar water to regular water throughout childhood.

27. -  causes constipation.

28. -  can cause brain decay in pre-diabetic and diabetic women.

29. -  can increase the risk of stomach cancer.

30. -  can cause metabolic syndrome.

31. -  increases neural tube defects in embryos when it is consumed by pregnant women.

32. -  can cause asthma.

33. -  increases the chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.

34. -  can affect central reward systems.

35. -  can cause cancer of the rectum.

36. -  can cause endometrial cancer.

37. -  can cause renal (kidney) cell cancer.

38. -  can cause liver tumors.

39. -  can increase inflammatory markers in the bloodstreams of overweight people.

40. -  plays a role in the cause and the continuation of acne.

41. -  can ruin the sex life of both men and women by turning off the gene that controls the sex hormones.

42. -  can cause fatigue, moodiness, nervousness, and depression.

43. -  can make many essential nutrients less available to cells.

44. -  can increase uric acid in blood.

45. -  can lead to higher c-peptide concentrations.

46. -  causes inflammation.

47. -  can cause diverticulitis, a small bulging sac pushing outward from the colon wall that is inflamed.

48. -  can decrease testosterone production.

49. -  impairs spatial memory.

50. -  can cause cataracts.

 

 

 

51 MORE Ways Sugar is Ruining Your Health

1. -  can decrease the amount of growth hormones in the body.

2. -  can increase cholesterol.

3. -  increases advanced glycation end products (ages), which form when bound non-enzymatically to protein.

4. -  can interfere with the absorption of protein.

5. -  causes food allergies.

6. -  can contribute to diabetes.

7. -  can cause toxemia during pregnancy.

8. -  can lead to eczema in children.

9. -  can cause cardiovascular disease.

10. -  can impair the structure of DNA.

11. -  can change the structure of protein.

12. -  can make the skin wrinkle by changing the structure of collagen.

13. -  can cause cataracts.

14. -  can cause emphysema.

15. -  can cause atherosclerosis.

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

17. -  can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.

18. -  lowers enzymes ability to function.

19. -  intake is associated with the development of Parkinson’s disease.

20. -  can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.

21. -  can increase the amount of liver fat.

22. -  can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.

23. -  can damage the pancreas.

24. -  can increase the body’s fluid retention.

25. -  is the number one enemy of the bowel movement.

26. -  can cause myopia (nearsightedness).

27. -  can compromise the lining of the capillaries.

28. -  can make tendons more brittle.

29. -  can cause headaches, including migraines.

30. -  plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.

31. -  can adversely affect children’s grades in school.

32. -  can cause depression.

33. -  increases the risk of gastric cancer.

34. -  can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).

35. -  can increase the risk of developing gout.

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

37. -  reduces learning capacity.

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

39. -  can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

40. -  can cause platelet adhesiveness, which causes blood clots.

41. -  can cause hormonal imbalance – some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.

42. -  can lead to the formation of kidney stones.

43. -  can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.

44. -  can lead to biliary tract cancer.

45. -  increases the risk of pregnant adolescents delivering a small-for-gestational-age (sga) infant.

46. -  can lead to a substantial decrease the in the length of pregnancy among adolescents.

47. -  slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.

48. -  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.

49. -  increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.

50. -  combines with and destroys phosphatase, a digestive enzyme, which makes digestion more difficult.

51. -  can be a risk factor for gallbladder cancer.

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Another 42 Ways Sugar is Ruining Your Health

1. -  can suppress your immune system.

2. -  upsets the mineral relationships in the body.

3. -  can cause juvenile delinquency in children.

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

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

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

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

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

9. -  can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

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

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

12. -  reduces high-density lipoproteins (RDL).

13. -  can lead to chromium deficiency.

14. -  can lead to ovarian cancer.

15. -  can increase fasting levels of glucose.

16. -  causes copper deficiency.

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

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

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

20. -  can cause hypoglycemia.

21. -  can lead to an acidic digestive tract.

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

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

24. -  can cause premature aging.

25. -  can lead to alcoholism.

26. -  can cause tooth decay.

27. -  can lead to obesity.

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

29. -  can cause gastric or duodenal ulcers.

30. -  can cause arthritis.

31. -  can cause learning disorders in school children.

32. -  assists the uncontrolled growth of candida albicans (yeast infections).

33. -  can cause gallstones.

34. -  can cause heart disease.

35. -  can cause appendicitis.

36. -  can cause hemorrhoids.

37. -  can cause varicose veins.

38. -  can lead to periodontal disease.

39. -  can contribute to osteoporosis.

40. -  contributes to saliva acidity.

41. -  can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.

42. -  can lower the amount of vitamin E in the blood.