Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bitterness of Sugar

In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.

1-Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defenses against infectious disease.

2-Sugar can cause can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.

3-Sugar can produce a significant rise in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol and a decrease in good cholesterol.

4-Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function.

5-Sugar feeds cancer cells and has been connected with the development of cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, biliary tract, lung, gallbladder and stomach.

6-Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose and can cause reactive hypoglycemia.

7-Sugar can weaken eyesight.

8-Sugar can cause many problems with the gastrointestinal tract including: an acidic digestive tract, indigestion, malabsorption in patients with functional bowel disease, increased risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.

9-Sugar can cause premature aging.

10-Sugar can lead to alcoholism.

11-Sugar can cause your saliva to become acidic, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.

12-Sugar contributes to obesity.

13-Sugar can cause autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis.

14-Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).

15-Sugar can cause gallstones.

16-Sugar can cause appendicitis.

17-Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.

18-Sugar can cause varicose veins.

19-Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.

20-Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.

21-Sugar can cause a decrease in your insulin sensitivity thereby causing an abnormally high insulin levels and eventually diabetes.

22-Sugar can lower your Vitamin E levels.

23-Sugar can increase your systolic blood pressure.

24-Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.

25-High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar molecules attaching to and thereby damaging proteins in the body).

26-Sugar can interfere with your absorption of protein.

27-Sugar causes food allergies.

28-Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.

29-Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.

30-Sugar can cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.

31-Sugar can impair the structure of your DNA.

32-Sugar can change the structure of protein and cause a permanent alteration of the way the proteins act in your body.

33-Sugar can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.

34-Sugar can cause cataracts and nearsightedness.

35-Sugar can cause emphysema.

36-Sugar lowers the ability of enzymes to function.

37-Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson's disease.

38-Sugar can increase the size of your liver by making your liver cells divide and it can increase the amount of liver fat.

39-Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney such as the formation of kidney stones.

40-Sugar can damage your pancreas.

41-Sugar can increase your body's fluid retention.

42-Sugar is enemy #1 of your bowel movement.

43-Sugar can compromise the lining of your capillaries.

44-Sugar can make your tendons more brittle.

45-Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.

46-Sugar can reduce the learning capacity, adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders.

47-Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves which can alter your mind's ability to think clearly.

48-Sugar can cause depression.

49-Sugar can increase your risk of gout.

50-Sugar can increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease.

51-Sugar can cause hormonal imbalances such as: increasing estrogen in men, exacerbating PMS, and decreasing growth hormone.

52-Sugar can lead to dizziness.

53-Diets high in sugar will increase free radicals and oxidative stress.

54-High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.90

55-High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration and is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

56-Sugar is an addictive substance.

57-Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.

58-Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.

59-Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.

60-The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.

61-Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

62-Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.

63-Sugar can slow down the ability of your adrenal glands to function.

64-Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.

65-I.V.s (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to your brain.

66-Sugar increases your risk of polio.

67-High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.

68-Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.

69-In intensive care units: Limiting sugar saves lives.

70-Sugar may induce cell death.

71-In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44 percent drop in antisocial behavior.

72-Sugar dehydrates newborns.

73-Sugar can cause gum disease.

74-Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

75-Your body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.

76-High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in your body.

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