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Friday, July 13, 2007

SUGAR: How Sweet It's Not!

Sugar tastes sweet, but the effects of sugar are never ending. Remember…Everything in Moderation!

In addition to throwing off the body’s balance, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. A variety of medical journals and scientific publications show many of the negative effects of excess sugar intake. Here are the top 30 effects:

1.Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2.Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance.
3.Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties and moodiness in children.
4.Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
5.Sugar can adversely affect children’s school grades.
6.Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
7.Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
8.Sugar can cause kidney damage.
9.Sugar can reduce HDLs (good cholesterol)
10.Sugar can elevate LDLs(bad cholesterol)
11.Sugar interferes with the absorption of calcium and magnesium.
12.Sugar may lead to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate and rectum.
13.Sugar can cause an increased risk of colon cancer in women.
14.Sugar can increase fasting blood glucose.
15.Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
16.Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
17.Sugar can speed the aging process.
18.Sugar can promote tooth decay.
19.Sugar can cause asthma
20.Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
21.Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
22.Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
23.Sugar causes food allergies.
24.Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
25.Sugar can cause hypertension.
26.Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
27.Sugar can cause depression.
28.Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
29.Sugar can increase the risk of Alzheimer Disease.
30.Sugar can cause constipation.

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