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Sugar Addiction Sets the Stage For Chronic Illnesses

Sugar addiction runs high in America. Due to junk and snack food manufacturers putting large quantities of sugar in their products, Americans are consuming amounts which put them at risk for many chronic diseases.

Like unprocessed rice and wheat, natural sugar is brownish in color prior to processing. Brown sugar is nothing more than refined white sugar with a coating of molasses on it. Refined sugar provides no nutrients and just adds calories (useless fat) to the body. Following are 20 reasons to avoid sugar in the diet (there are many more):

  • Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defenses against infectious disease ( Watch this video).
  • Sugar can cause can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
  • 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.
  • Sugar can weaken eyesight.
  • Sugar can cause premature aging.
  • Sugar contributes to obesity.
  • Sugar can cause autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis.
  • Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
  • Sugar can cause a decrease in your insulin sensitivity thereby causing an abnormally high insulin levels and eventually diabetes.
  • Sugar can cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
  • Sugar can interfere with your absorption of protein.
  • Sugar can impair the structure of your DNA.
  • Sugar can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
  • Sugar can cause cataracts and nearsightedness.
  • Sugar can cause emphysema.
  • Sugar can damage your pancreas.
  • Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
  • Sugar can increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Your body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
  • Manufacturers intentionally load their products with sugar. They know that sugar is addictive. Breakfast cereals which are targeted to children have so much sugar per serving, that they are well on the way to having a sugar addiction.

    Read why Coca-Cola doesn't want to lose you as a customer - The Real

    Food manufacturers disguise the sugar in their processed products under a seemingly endless number of names. Here are some of them:

  • corn syrup
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • evaporated cane juice
  • cane sugar
  • beet sugar
  • glucose
  • sucrose (refined white sugar)
  • maltose
  • maltodextrin
  • dextrose
  • sorbitol
  • fructose
  • corn sugar
  • fruit juice concentrate
  • barley
  • malt
  • caramel
  • carob syrup
  • barley malt
  • molasses
  • turbinado
  • maple syrup
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