Index to more 10 Commandments
to Quit Eating Sugar
- Diabetes: Until
recently, researchers believed that obesity was the major cause of
diabetes, not sugar. However, new research has shown that
sugar has a contributory effect to diabetes, beyond simply the
calories that it contains. An increase of roughly on can of
soda pr day was associated with a 1.1.% increase in diabetes
- Impaired Learning and
Memory: An ACLU study shows that a diet high in fructose can
impair the ability to learn and remember. This is particularly
concerning given the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup.
A diet rich in Omega-3 can reduce the damage
- Tooth Decay:
The link between sugar and
tooth decay is welt-established. There is also
significant evidence that maintaining your intake of excess sugars
at below 5% of your diet will help to
- Asthma: In
a 2012 Australian study,
who drank more than
half a liter of soft drinks er day were
likely to suffer from asthma
or COPD. The greater the
consumption of soft
drinks. the more likely an
individual is to suffer from ne ofthese
- Heart Disease:
A 2014 study examined sugar consumption and
heart disease. Those individuals
calories in the form of sugar were found to have double the risk of
heart disease vs those whose intake was
- Imbalanced Gut Flora:
to a high-sugar diet
can alter the
of your gut
within 24 hours.
in our gut flora
can weaken immunity,
Studies in both adults and
children have demonstrated a link between sugar sweetened beverages
gain. In 2014 the
revlsed its guidance and recommended that children minimize their
intake of these drinks.
- Increased Risk of Cancer:
Sugar consumption has been linked to increased risk for ovarian
cancer, esophageal cancer, and endometrial cancer, among others.
Sugar has also been linked to obesity, which has been linked to a
longer list of cancers.
- Higher Cholesterol:
Researchers at Emory University found that increased sugar
consumption increased several risk factors for heart disease,
including the amount of LDL cholesterol and the ratio between LDL
(bad) cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol.
- It has long been known
that diabetics age faster than other people. Excess blood sugar
leads to glycation, when sugar binds with amino acid molecules.
The resulting advanced glycation end products age our skin,
and are a factor in many age-related diseases.
permission from The Candida Diet
website by Lisa Richards.