Sugar and Your Health: Dangers To Health

Sugar and Your Health: Dangers To Health. Excess sugar consumption may result in a number of dangers to your health. The following is a listing of some of the ways sugar dangers your health:

  1. Sugar and your healthSugar can suppress your immune system.

  2. Causes mineral deficiencies. 
  3. Hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
  4. Rise in triglycerides, and bad cholesterol.
  5. Loss of tissue elasticity.
  6. Increases cancer risk.
  7. Increases blood sugars levels and then causes a crash (hypoglycemia).
  8. Impairs eyesight
  9. Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  10. Premature aging.
  11. Alcoholism.
  12. Tooth decay
  13. Weight gain
  14. Arthritis, asthma, and multiple sclerosis.
  15. Increased growth of Candida (yeast infections).Dangers to health
  16. Gallstones.
  17. Appendicitis.
  18. Hemorrhoids.
  19. Varicose veins.
  20. Osteoporosis.
  21. Diabetes.
  22. Lowers your vitamin levels.
  23. Increases blood pressure.
  24. Drowsiness and decreased activity
  25. Increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and damaging proteins in the body.
  26. Interfere with your absorption of protein.
  27. Food allergies.
  28. Toxemia during pregnancy.
  29. Eczema
  30. Heart disease.
  31. Impair the structure of your DNA.
  32. Alteration of the way the proteins act in your body.
  33. Makes your skin age.
  34. Cataracts and nearsightedness.
  35. Emphysema.
  36. Impair the physiological homeostasis.
  37. Decreases enzyme function.
  38. Parkinson's disease.
  39. Fatty liver.
  40. Kidney stones
  41. Pancreas damage
  42. Fluid retention.
  43. Constipation
  44. Compromise the lining of your capillaries.
  45. Tendons more brittle.
  46. Headaches, including migraines.
  47. Reduces the learning capacity, learning disorders.
  48. Dulls the mind's ability to think clearly.
  49. Depression.
  50. Gout.
  51. Alzheimer's disease.
  52. Hormonal imbalances such as: PMS, and decreased growth hormones.
  53. Dizziness.
  54. Increase free radicals and oxidative stress.
  55. Vascular disease.
  56. Increased risk for low birth weight babies.
  57. Sugar is highly addictive and intoxicating.
  58. Emotional instability.
  59. Increases body fat.
  60. Promotes excessive food intake.
  61. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  62. Impairs adrenal function.
  63. Increases your risk of polio.
  64. Epileptic seizures.
  65. High blood pressure in obese people.
  66. Cell death.
  67. Antisocial behavior.
  68. Gum disease.
  69. Sugar from beets and corn syrup is genetically modified which is linked to impaired DNA and the development of disease.

    I hope this list makes you think twice about eating sugar. I occasionally use small amounts of stevia or organic maple syrup or organic sugar but for the most part, I really try to avoid sugar. It is true that sugar is highly addictive. I find that when I eat dessert on occasion, I crave more sugar a few hours later. In order to break the sugar habit, it is best to avoid it altogether.

About the Author:
Dr. Kendra Pearsall, N.M.D. is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor specializing in natural weight loss and food addiction. She created to help millions of people achieve optimal health, natural weight loss and life success with her free weekly e-newsletter (sign up at the top of this page.)