10 More Ways Sugar May Be Sabotaging Your Health

7 Feb

26. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia

27. Sugar can cause cataracts

http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_risk_factors_cataracts_000026_5.htm

28. Sugar can raise the adrenaline levels in your body

http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/Articles/Diabetes-Definitions/epinephrine/

29. Sugar can cause dyspepsia (indigestion)

30. Sugar can cause inflammation

31. Sugar can cause free radicals & oxidative stress

33. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body

34. Sugar can cause arthritis

35. Sugar assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida albicans (yeast infections)

It takes a very long time to search for supporting articles for each of these statements, and I’m feeling lazy today.  All resources used by the original author of this list can be found at: http://nancyappleton.com/141-reasons-sugar-ruins-your-health/.  It should be understood that many of these claims can be traced back to studies that make specific links between sugar and its effect on the body.  For example, the fact that sugar can cause arthritis is tied to sugar’s ability to create an inflammatory state in the body.  Sugar’s effect on fertility and libido stems from its ability to alter sex hormones.  Some items on this list apply more to people who suffer from diabetes and lack the ability to process sugar as effectively as non-diabetics.  Some folks are better equipped to handle sugar than others.  The important thing to note is that regardless of this fact, refined sugar is NOT GOOD for anyone and has the potential to harm EVERYONE.  In the spirit of all this sugar “hatin”, I thought that I would share this with everyone: http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/02/sugar-toxic-regulated-alcohol-and-smoking-ucsf.  An article just came out entitled “The Toxic Truth About Sugar”.  The above link is in reference to that article.

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