Effects of Sugar on Health

It is widely documented that the amount of sugar the average person in Western societies obtains in his or her daily diet contributes to an immune system that is constantly operating below optimum levels.

Since sugar is stripped of all nutrients, the body must `borrow` missing vitamins and minerals required to metabolize sugar from its own tissues. Sugar damages health over time. Sugar is the chief culprit in many diseases and degenerative conditions; it creates havoc with the immune system and contributes to diseases such as obesity, tooth decay, damage to the pancreas, premature aging, osteoporosis, hyperactivity in children and weakening of eyesight. It contributes to the risk of heart disease and autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, asthma, and multiple sclerosis – this in addition to a plethora of other effects.

What do the Doctors Say?

As far back as 1957 in his article published in the Michigan Organic News, Dr. William Coda classified¬†sugar¬†as a poison because it is stripped of life forces, vitamins and minerals. “What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates. Incomplete carbohydrate metabolism results in the formation of `toxic metabolite` such as pyruvic acid. This interferes with the function of a part of the body and is the beginning of degenerative disease”.

Most people know that sugar is bad for teeth and rots them. If sugar is doing that to a person`s teeth,what is it doing to the rest of the body? In his book “Sugar Blues”, William Dufty notes, “Dental researchers have proven that the teeth are subject to the same metabolic processes that affect other organs of the body.” In other words, the acid that destroys tooth enamel is the same acid destroying the body.

Sugar should be eliminated from the diet in even small quantities. Avoid sugar and food containing hidden sugars,

Source:
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