You’ve heard it said before…Sugar is bad for you. But what does that really mean?
The research continues to stack up against our biggest dietary enemy…refined sugar.
In fact, no matter how much we crave the sweet stuff sugar is our nutritional nemesis. Processed sugar (not fat) is the cause of many modern diseases and plays a major role in several major health problems, including fatty liver disease, obesity, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and asthma.
So let’s take an inside look at the facts.
20 Proven Reasons Why Refined Sugar Is Bad For Your Health
- Sugar causes tooth decay (1).
- Eating excess sugar can cause fatty liver disease (2).
- Sugar depletes the body of nutrients and suppresses the immune system (3).
- Sugar, not saturated fat, raises cholesterol and causes cardiovascular disease (4, 5, 6). I’m glad they finally cleared this up!
- Consuming sugar can cause insulin resistance as well as metabolic syndrome (7).
- Sugar can cause mood disorders and depression (8).
- Sugar causes inflammation which can lead to disease (9).
- Eating sugar causes wrinkles (10).
- Sugar is highly addictive, “as addictive as cocaine” (11).
- Sugar increases the risk of cancer because it causes metabolic changes (12, 13).
- Consuming sugar causes obesity, a leading cause of mortality and chronic disease in the United States (14).
- Sugar is a leading cause of Type 2 diabetes (15).
- Sugar impacts the brain and is linked to Alzheimer’s disease (16).
- Eating sugar can cause osteoporosis (17).
- Sugar causes high blood pressure (18).
- Eating and drinking sugar increases your appetite (19).
- Sugar consumption can cause kidney stones (20).
- Sugar can cause food allergies as well as asthma (21).
- Dietary sugar produces free radicals and damages DNA (22).
- Sugar may contribute to poor eyesight and macular degeneration (23).
If you are wondering how much sugar you eat feel free to visit SugarStacks.com which measures common foods people eat in sugar cubes.
Refined sugar is full of empty calories and is highly addictive. Eating it makes you hungrier and increases your risk for an array of diseases, chronic health conditions and mood disorders.
Eating sugar (or not eating sugar) is a personal choice.
If you want to cut down on your sugar intake but still crave something sweet, try substituting fruit. It’s fiber-rich, packed with antioxidants and is naturally sweet.
Also, if you’re looking for a natural sugar substitute that is actually good for you, I recommend Stevia. You can learn more about it in Stevia Health Benefits, Safety And Inside Information.
What’s your favorite tip for cutting back on sugar? What do you eat when you’re craving something sweet?
Let me know what you think about sugar below in the comment section!
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