Why White Sugar Is Harmful For You
By now you’ve already heard time and time again that white sugar is bad for you..but are you aware of all the reasons why? Here are a few of the main reasons Why white sugar is harmful for you:
White sugar is sugar which has been refined and washed so that it has a white appearance and no molasses flavor. Sugar obtained from either sugar cane or sugar beets are further processed to form white sugar. In this process multiple washings are used, and some sugar refineries even bleach their sugar to get it as white as possible. After the sugar has been sufficiently refined, it is allowed to dry before it is packaged.
Sugar, granulated (Refined white sugar) per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy: 1,619 kJ (387 kcal)
Carbohydrates: 99.98 g
Sugars: 99.91 g
Dietary fiber: 0 g
Fat: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
Water: 0.03 g
Riboflavin (Vit. B2): 0.019 mg (1%)
Calcium: 1 mg (0%)
Iron: 0.01 mg (0%)
Potassium: 2 mg (0%
No Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium and zinc. All these vitamins and minerals are present in brown sugar!
Harmful effects of White sugar:
1. Sugar contributes to diabetes. Which is still an incurable disease.
2. It raises the insulin level in your blood and high insulin levels depress the immune system. If your immune system is depressed then your ability to fight disease is weakened and you are vulnerable to many kinds of diseases.
3. Sugar makes you FAT! High insulin levels promote the storage of fat, which results in rapid weight gain and obesity.
4. Sugar upsets the body’s mineral balance as it contains no vitamins or minerals of its own, so for sugar to be metabolized it must use the body’s reserve of vitamins and minerals.
5. Sugar increases harmful cholesterol (LDLs) in the body and reduces helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs)..
6. Sugar raises adrenaline levels in children. It can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in them. It can also cause drowsiness and decreased activity.
7. Sugar can cause a hormonal imbalance. It can also decrease growth hormones in the body.
8. Sugar can weaken the body’s defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
9. Sugar can cause copper and chromium deficiency. It also interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium in the body.
10. Sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein in the body.
11. Sugar can cause kidney damage as it can cause an increase in the size of kidney and also produce pathological changes in it.
12. Sugar can cause depression, hypertension, headaches including migraines. It can also alter the mind’s ability to think clearly as it can cause an increase in delat, alpha and theta brain waves.
13. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease and increase the risk of coronary heart disease. It can cause atherosclerosis and compromise the lining of the capillaries. It increases the risk of blood clots and strokes as it can increase blood platelet adhesiveness.
14. Sugar can increase the size of the liver as it can cause liver cells to divide. It can also increase the amount of fat in the liver.
15. Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
16. Sugar promotes tooth decay. It can lead to periodontitis.
17. Sugar can cause wrinkles and grey hair, speeding up aging process!
18. Sugar causes food allergies and produces an acidic stomach.
19. Sugar can lead to toxemia during pregnancy.
20. Sugar can lead to weakened eyesight.
21. Sugar can contribute to weakening of bones leading to osteoporosis.
22. Sugar can cause damage to the pancreas as it can overstress them.
23. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
24. High sugar intake can increase the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Sugar also increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.
25. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
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