Reasons to quit sugar

By | July 12, 2013

If you have a sweet tooth problem, then you are going towards danger. Reasons to quit sugar are not few. I am sure once you go through the reason you will get answer for why you should avoid sugar in your diet.While going through an article

146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D. – Author of “Lick the Sugar Habit” and “Lick the Sugar Habit Sugar Counter”


Reasons to quit sugar:

  1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
  2. It upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
  3. It can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
  4. It can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
  5. It contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
  6. It causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more It you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
  7. It reduces high density lipoproteins.
  8. It leads to chromium deficiency.
  9. It leads to cancer of the ovaries.
  10. It can increase fasting levels of glucose.
  11. It causes copper deficiency.
  12. It interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
  13. It can weaken eyesight.
  14. It raises the level of a neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.
  15. It can cause hypoglycemia.
  16. It can produce an acidic digestive tract.
  17. It can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
  18. It malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
  19. It can cause premature aging.
  20. It can lead to alcoholism.
  21. It can cause tooth decay.
  22. It contributes to obesity.
  23. High intake of It increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
  24. It can cause changes frequently found in person with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
  25. It can cause arthritis.
  26. It can cause asthma.
  27. It greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
  28. It can cause gallstones.
  29. It can cause heart disease.
  30. It can cause appendicitis.
  31. It can cause multiple sclerosis.
  32. It can cause hemorrhoids.
  33. It can cause varicose veins.
  34. It can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
  35. It can lead to periodontal disease.
  36. It can contribute to osteoporosis.
  37. It contributes to saliva acidity.
  38. It can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
  39. It can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
  40. It can decrease growth hormone.
  41. It can increase cholesterol.
  42. It can increase the systolic blood pressure.
  43. It can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
  44. High It intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(It bound non-enzymatically to protein)
  45. It can interfere with the absorption of protein.
  46. It causes food allergies.
  47. It can contribute to diabetes.
  48. It can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
  49. It can contribute to eczema in children.
  50. It can cause cardiovascular disease.
  51. It can impair the structure of DNA
  52. It can change the structure of protein.
  53. It can make our skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
  54. It can cause cataracts.
  55. It can cause emphysema.
  56. It can cause atherosclerosis.
  57. It can promote an elevation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
  58. High It intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.
  59. It lowers the enzymes ability to function.
  60. It intake is higher in people with Parkinson’s disease.
  61. It can cause a permanent altering the way the proteins act in the body.
  62. It can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.
  63. It can increase the amount of liver fat.
  64. It can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
  65. It can damage the pancreas.
  66. It can increase the body’s fluid retention.
  67. It is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
  68. It can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
  69. It can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
  70. It can make the tendons more brittle.
  71. It can cause headaches, including migraine.
  72. It plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
  73. It can adversely affect school children’s grades and cause learning disorders.
  74. It can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves.
  75. It can cause depression.
  76. It increases the risk of gastric cancer.
  77. It and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
  78. It can increase your risk of getting gout.
  79. It can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test over the ingestion of complex carbohydrates.
  80. It can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming high-sugar diets compared to low-sugar diets.
  81. High refined It diet reduces learning capacity.
  82. It 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. It can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
  84. It can cause platelet adhesiveness.
  85. It can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.
  86. It can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
  87. It can lead to the hypothalamus to become highly sensitive to a large variety of stimuli.
  88. It can lead to dizziness.
  89. Diets high in It can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.
  90. High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.
  91. High It diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
  92. It feeds cancer.
  93. High It consumption of pregnant adolescents is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
  94. High It consumption can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration among adolescents.
  95. It slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.
  96. It increases the concentration of bile acids in stools and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.
  97. It increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.
  98. It combines and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme, which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
  99. It can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
  100. It is an addictive substance.
  101. It can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
  102. It can exacerbate PMS.
  103. It given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
  104. Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
  105. The body changes it into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
  106. The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
  107. It can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  108. It adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
  109. It can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to function.
  110. It has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
  111. I.Vs (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to the brain.
  112. High sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in lung cancer.
  113. It increases the risk of polio.
  114. High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
  115. It causes high blood pressure in obese people.
  116. In Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.
  117. It may induce cell death.
  118. It can increase the amount of food that you eat.
  119. In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in antisocial behavior.
  120. It can lead to prostrate cancer.
  121. It dehydrates newborns.
  122. It increases the estradiol in young men.
  123. It can cause low birth weight babies.
  124. Greater consumption of refined sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia
  125. It can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.
  126. Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
  127. It is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
  128. It may cause laryngeal cancer.
  129. It induces salt and water retention.
  130. It may contribute to mild memory loss.
  131. As it increases in the diet of 10 years olds, there is a linear decrease in the intake of many essential nutrients.
  132. It can increase the total amount of food consumed.
  133. Exposing a newborn to It results in a heightened preference for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years of age.
  134. It causes constipation.
  135. It causes varicous veins.
  136. It can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic women.
  137. It can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
  138. It can cause metabolic syndrome.
  139. It ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube defects in embryos.
  140. It can be a factor in asthma.
  141. The higher the sugar consumption the more chances of getting irritable bowel syndrome.
  142. It could affect central reward systems.
  143. It can cause cancer of the rectum.
  144. It can cause endometrial cancer.
  145. It can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
  146. It can cause liver tumors.
  147. It Causes Vit.B Complex deficiency by inhibiting its production in the Intestines.

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