1.Sugar is unsustainable energy and devoid of essential minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, or protein. 2.Sugar is linked to a decrease in the intake of essential micronutrients. When you eat sugar, you’re less likely to enjoy nutrient-packed foods because they will taste bland. You’ll feel so full from sugar-dense foods that you won’t want to eat foods in the phytonutrient spectrum. 3.Cane sugar is high in fructose, and it’s a fifty-fifty mixture of glucose and fruc- tose. Fructose can overload the liver, which is the only place in the body that can metabolize it. Fructose also does not turn off the hunger hormone, ghre- lin, making you eat more. 4.Too much sugar (including HFCS) can lead to a fatty liver. Along with world- wide obesity, fatty liver is a growing problem and can lead to metabolic dis- ease and fibrosis of the liver. 5.Sugar can cause insulin resistance, which can lead to metabolic syndrome, a major cause of heart and vascular disease, and diabetes, a major cause of
health problems that destroy quality of life. 6.Sugar causes inflammation, and inflammation leads to pain. 7.Sugar is linked to an increase in body weight in both children and adults. Sugar is a major contributor to the rising rates of obesity across all age groups. 8.Sugar is highly addictive. Sugar leads to dopamine release in the brain, which makes eating it feel rewarding. 9.Sugar feeds cancer. People who eat excessive sugar are at a higher risk of get- ting cancer. 10.Sugar raises your cholesterol. It’s not the fat in your diet that’s raising your cholesterol; it’s the sugar.