Friday, October 31, 2014

Negative effects of Sugar 
 Happy Halloween everyone!! I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Halloween day! I thought an appropriate post today would be about sugar. Enjoy your treats, but don't overdo it...indulge sparingly on the sugar.

·         Sugar can suppress your immune system.

·         Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.

·         Sugar can cause juvenile delinquency in children.

·         Sugar eaten during pregnancy and lactation can influence muscle force production in offspring, which can affect an individual’s ability to exercise.

·         Sugar in soda, when consumed by children, results in the children drinking less milk.

·         Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses and return them to fasting levels slower in oral contraceptive users.

·         Sugar can increase reactive oxygen species (ROS), which can damage cells and tissues.

·         Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, inability to concentrate and crankiness in children.

·         Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

·         Sugar reduces the body’s ability to defend against bacterial infection.

·         Sugar causes a decline in tissue elasticity and function – the more sugar you eat, the more elasticity and function you lose.

·         Sugar reduces high-density lipoproteins (HDL).

·         Sugar can lead to chromium deficiency.

·         Sugar can lead to ovarian cancer.

·         Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.

·         Sugar causes copper deficiency.

·         Sugar interferes with the body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium.

·         Sugar may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration.

·         Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.

·         Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.

·         Sugar can lead to an acidic digestive tract.

·         Sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.

·         Sugar is frequently malabsorbed in patients with functional bowel disease.

·         Sugar can cause premature aging.

·         Sugar can lead to alcoholism.

·         Sugar can cause tooth decay.

·         Sugar can lead to obesity.

·         Sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

·         Sugar can cause gastric or duodenal ulcers.

·         Sugar can cause arthritis.

·         Sugar can cause learning disorders in school children.

·         Sugar assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).

·         Sugar can cause gallstones.

·         Sugar can cause heart disease.

·         Sugar can cause appendicitis.

·         Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.

·         Sugar can cause varicose veins.

·         Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.

·         Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.

·         Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.

·         Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.

·         Sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E in the blood.

·         Sugar can decrease the amount of growth hormones in the body.

·         Sugar can increase cholesterol.

·         Sugar increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which form when sugar binds non-enzymatically to protein.

·         Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.

·         Sugar causes food allergies.

·         Sugar can contribute to diabetes.

·         Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.

·         Sugar can lead to eczema in children.

·         Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

·         Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.

·         Sugar can change the structure of protein.

·         Sugar can make the skin wrinkle by changing the structure of collagen.

·         Sugar can cause cataracts.

·         Sugar can cause emphysema.

·         Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.

·         Sugar can promote an elevation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL).

·         Sugar can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in the body.

·         Sugar lowers enzymes ability to function.

·         Sugar intake is associated with the development of Parkinson’s disease.

·         Sugar can increase the size of the liver by making the liver cells divide.

·         Sugar can increase the amount of liver fat.

·         Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.

·         Sugar can damage the pancreas.

·         Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.

·         Sugar is the number one enemy of the bowel movement.

·         Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).

·         Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.

·         Sugar can make tendons more brittle.

·         Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.

·         Sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.

·         Sugar can adversely affect children’s grades in school.

·         Sugar can cause depression.

·         Sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.

·         Sugar can cause dyspepsia (indigestion).

·         Sugar can increase the risk of developing gout.

·         Sugar can increase the levels of glucose in the blood much higher than complex carbohydrates in a glucose tolerance test can.

·         Sugar reduces learning capacity.

·         Sugar can cause two blood proteins – albumin and lipoproteins – to function less effectively, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.

·         Sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

·         Sugar can cause platelet adhesiveness, which causes blood clots.

·         Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance – some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.

·         Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.

·         Sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress.

·         Sugar can lead to biliary tract cancer.

·         Sugar increases the risk of pregnant adolescents delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.

·         Sugar can lead to a substantial decrease the in the length of pregnancy among adolescents.

·         Sugar slows food’s travel time through the gastrointestinal tract.

·         Sugar increases the concentration of bile acids in stool and bacterial enzymes in the colon, which can modify bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon cancer.

·         Sugar increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally occurring estrogen) in men.

·         Sugar combines with and destroys phosphatase, a digestive enzyme, which makes digestion more difficult.

·         Sugar can be a risk factor for gallbladder cancer.

·         Sugar is an addictive substance.

·         Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.

·         Sugar can aggravate premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

·         Sugar can decrease emotional stability.

·         Sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese people.

·         Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit disorder (ADD).

·         Sugar can slow the ability of the adrenal glands to function.

·         Sugar can cut off oxygen to the brain when given to people intravenously.

·         Sugar is a risk factor for lung cancer.

·         Sugar increases the risk of polio.

·         Sugar can cause epileptic seizures.

·         Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure (pressure when the heart is contracting).

·         Sugar can induce cell death.

·         Sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat.

·         Sugar can cause antisocial behavior in juvenile delinquents.

·         Sugar can lead to prostate cancer.

·         Sugar dehydrates newborns.

·         Sugar can cause women to give birth to babies with low birth weight.

·         Sugar is associated with a worse outcome of schizophrenia.

·         Sugar can raise homocysteine levels in the bloodstream.

·         Sugar increases the risk of breast cancer.

·         Sugar is a risk factor in small intestine cancer.

·         Sugar can cause laryngeal cancer.

·         Sugar induces salt and water retention.

·         Sugar can contribute to mild memory loss.

·         Sugar water, when given to children shortly after birth, results in those children preferring sugar water to regular water throughout childhood.

·         Sugar causes constipation.

·         Sugar can cause brain decay in pre-diabetic and diabetic women.

·         Sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.

·         Sugar can cause metabolic syndrome.

·         Sugar increases neural tube defects in embryos when it is consumed by pregnant women.

·         Sugar can cause asthma.

·         Sugar increases the chances of getting irritable bowl syndrome.

·         Sugar can affect central reward systems.

·         Sugar can cause cancer of the rectum.

·         Sugar can cause endometrial cancer.

·         Sugar can cause renal (kidney) cell cancer.

·         Sugar can cause liver tumors.

·         Sugar can increase inflammatory markers in the bloodstreams of overweight people.

·         Sugar plays a role in the cause and the continuation of acne.

·         Sugar can ruin the sex life of both men and women by turning off the gene that controls the sex hormones.

·         Sugar can cause fatigue, moodiness, nervousness, and depression.

·         Sugar can make many essential nutrients less available to cells.

·         Sugar can increase uric acid in blood.

·         Sugar can lead to higher C-peptide concentrations.

·         Sugar causes inflammation.

·         Sugar can cause diverticulitis, a small bulging sac pushing outward from the colon wall that is inflamed.

·         Sugar can decrease testosterone production.

·         Sugar impairs spatial memory.

·         Sugar can cause cataracts.