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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)

43. Toxaemia in pregnancy

44. Contributes to eczema in children

45. Worsens symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

46. Increases risk of polio

47. May lead to epileptic seizures

48. Could lead to high blood pressure in obese people

49. Increased consumption in intensive care units can induce death

Bodily Impairments

50. Has potential to induce abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual

51. Suppression of immune system, increasing risk of contracting infectious diseases

52. Loss of tissue elasticity and function

53. Weaker eyesight

54. Premature aging

55. Increases advanced glycation end products wherein sugar molecules attach to proteins and end up damaging them

56. DNA structure impairment

57. Can cut off oxygen to brain via intravenous feedings

58. Change in protein structure and causes a permanent alteration of protein acts in your body

59. Changing of collagen structure

60. Skin aging

61. Impairs physiological homeostasis of bodily systems

62. Lowers ability of enzymes to function

63. Increases liver size by making liver cells divide, increasing the amount of liver fat

64. Increase kidney size and producing pathological changes

65. Pancreatic damage

66. Increase in body’s fluid retention

67. Affects urinary electrolyte composition

68. Slows down ability of adrenal glands to function

69. Compromises lining of capillaries

70. Brittle tendons

71. Can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind’s ability to think clearly

72. Causes hormonal imbalances

73. Increases free radicals and oxidative stress

74. Leads to substantial decrease in gestation, with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small- for-gestational-age infant

75. Dehydration among new-borns

76. Affects carbon dioxide production when given to premature babies

The Ultimate Reason.

77. Udi says so!!!

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