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

You stay sweet and get rid of the sugar!