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77 reasons to leave your sugar...

Someone sent this to me… not sure where they got it … but I thought it’s worth sharing, so here you go:

Too much sugar can lead to damaging effects to your health. I counted no less than 77 reasons why (yes, you read that right!) sugar can cause serious health risks and why you should drop using it. For your convenience, these are divided into five categories: Increased Risk of Diseases and Ill-health, Nutrient Imbalance or Deficiency, Bodily Impairments, Behavioral Modifications and The Ultimate Reason. At the end there’s a video link about sugar addiction.

Nutrient Imbalance or Deficiency

  1. Upsets the mineral relationships in your body

  2. Chromium deficiency

  3. Interferes with the absorption of calcium, magnesium, and protein

  4. Increases total cholesterol, triglycerides, and bad cholesterol levels

  5. Decreases HDL (good cholesterol)

  6. Lowers vitamin E levels

  7. Body changes sugar into two to five times more fat in the bloodstream compared to starch

Behavioral Modifications

8. Addictive and intoxicating, similar to alcohol

9. Rapid rise of adrenaline, hyperactivity, and anxiety

10. Leads to difficulty in concentration, drowsiness, and crankiness in children

11. Results in decreased activity in children

12. Reduces learning capacity and can cause learning disorders that could affect schoolchildren’s grades

13. Increases risk of antisocial behaviour

14. Decrease in emotional stability

15. Depression

16. Alcoholism

Increased Risk of Diseases and Ill-health

17. Feeds cancer cells

18. Can induce cell death

19. Increases fasting levels of glucose

20. Increases systolic blood pressure

21. Significant increase in platelet adhesion

22. Leads to formation of kidney stones and gallstones

23. Rapid sugar absorption promotes excessive food intake

24. Obesity

25. Decreases insulin sensitivity, leading to high insulin levels and eventually diabetes

26. Reactive hypoglycaemia

27. Headaches, including migraines

28. Dizziness

29. Gastrointestinal tract problems

30. Food allergies

31. Promotes chronic degenerative diseases

32. Causes atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases

33. Causes cataracts and near-sightedness

34. May lead to autoimmune diseases like arthritis, asthma, and multiple sclerosis

35. Causes emphysema

36. Contributes to osteoporosis

37. Contraction of appendicitis, haemorrhoids, and varicose veins

38. Parkinson’s disease (people with said disease have high sugar intake)

39. Increases risk of gout and Alzheimer’s disease

40. Acidity in saliva, tooth decay, and periodontal diseases

41. Gum disease

42. Greatly promotes uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections)<