The bitterness of sugar

November 8, 2010

Here is a great article I found about the health issues that sugar can cause.  This is probably my single best piece of health advice – cut down (or out) sugar intake in your diet.  Probably nothing else will yield as much.  Below is the short list of potential issues…

 10 Negative Effects of Sugar on Your Health


Does sugar affect your health and is it so bad? Read on and learn how to enrich your meal with more nutrient and healthier food products.

1. Sugar causes sudden increases in glucose level.

Uneven amount of sugar in your blood often cause mood changes, quick tiredness, constant headache and the desire to eat even more sugar. Slowly it becomes a habit and new dose of sugar cause only temporary relief, however after few hours’ sugar deficiency and hunger become even stronger. On the other hand, those who don’t use sugar feel strong and vital.

2.  Sugar increases the risk of obese, diabetes and heart diseases

International researches shoved that there is a correlation between usage of glycolic products including sugar and obesity or diabetes. Such products also increase the risk of heart diseases. Newest research found some evidences that glycemic products can be biased with various cancer forms.

3. Sugar causes immune system disorders.

While experimenting with animals it was discovered that sugar blocks immune reactions. Further research is needed but it is now known that bacteria and yeast need sugar to grow. In the presence of imbalance between these materials (bacteria and sugar) human immune system can become weaker. As a result people tend to ill a lot more.

4. Large doses of sugar cause chromium deficiency in the body.

Constantly consuming large amounts of sugar or other refined carbohydrates human does not get enough chromium which is mainly responsible for regulating sugar level in the blood. Chromium can be found in many animal or vegetative products also in the seafood products. Refined carbohydrates take chromium away from these products.

5. Sugar cause aging.

In addition to this sugar cause negative effect on the skin. Certain part of sugar molecule when entered into blood joins with the proteins – this is called glycolisis. Because of this new structures are formed and reduce body tissue solidity. The more sugar is in your blood the faster you become older. Well not you, your body does.

6.  Sugar cause dental decay.

Often talking about sugar badness the main effect is often omitted. That is sugar increase the risk of caries the most of other foods. As a proof you can throw a freshly dropped tooth into a glass of coca cola, you will see that sugar don’t whiten and strengthen your teeth.

7. Sugar cause dental disease, later it can develop into heart disease.

It was proved that chronic periodontal infections stimulate coronary arteries diseases. It is a fact that dental illness certainly related with heart troubles.

8. Sugar effects on your kids’ health and learning abilities.

Many parents can prove that sugar makes effect on the children behavior. Kids react to real sugar and sweeteners more or less the same so difference between sugar and sweeteners research haven’t shown visible results.
Now a little bit about kids’ cognitive abilities. In 1979-1983 New York Schools participated in the interesting experiment. All products with sugar, artificial sweeteners and dyes where removed from pupil breakfast and lunch. The results where shocking positive. Overall marks have increased by about 15, 7 percent while earlier only 1, 7% were achieved.

9. Sugar and Stress

While in stressful situation body ejects stress hormones. These hormones also are in presence while body has low levels of sugar. For example when you eat a piece of cake the sugar level sharply increase after a while it decrease sharply also. At the time stress hormones are activated. They quickly build much sugar and energy into the body. The problem is that those useful hormones can cause anxiety, irritation and sudden change of mood.

10. Sugar obtrudes important nutrients.

Scientists inform that people who eat many sugar doesn’t have important nutrients in they ration, especially vitamins A, C, B12, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Sadly kids fall into this category and they are those who need these nutrient the most.

Now when we know so much about sugar we can improve our life by choosing food more carefully. Not all products containing sugar are sweet. Buying premade and conserved food products closely read tags. Even dietary foods contain much sugar.


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