Eating too many sweets cannot be placed in the same league as smoking or excessive drinking but its not a million miles away.
This is because the majority of sweets are made exclusively from refined sugar which has absolutely zero nutritional value. You may as well be eating cardboard.
But a much greater problem of refined sugar, is that it builds up in the blood (as glucose) to such an extent that much of it is eventually stored by the body – it cannot do anything else with it! This stored glucose then transforms itself into fat and that extra fat obviously causes weight gain.
The refined sugar in sweets also plays havoc with you’re energy levels (giving you a quick boost followed by a huge slump) which can lead to everything from headaches and excessive perspiration to more series disorders such as Type II diabetes.
Most of us have seen white granulated sugar all of our lives, but what makes it bad for us? Made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, sugar (or sucrose) is a carbohydrate. Sucrose is made up of two simpler sugars, fructose and glucose.
Sucrose is also naturally in plants, including fruit. Most fruits are not on the Body Ecology program, since they are too sweet and feed the systemic fungal infection, candida. Very sour fruits like lemons, limes, black currant juice and sour grapefruit are usually fine for most people.
There IS a difference between naturally occurring sucrose in plants and the sucrose found in granulated sugar or the high fructose corn syrup often used to sweeten processed foods.
Both granulated sugar and high fructose corn syrup go through a refining process…they are called “empty calories” because they offer no nutritional value. In addition, they are addictive and rob your body of energy and health.
Here some of the dangers of consuming sugar:
- Feeds Candida
- Promotes wrinkling and aging skin
- Makes your blood acidic
- Can lead to osteoporosis.
- Rots your teeth
- Raises your blood sugar level
- Contributes to obesity
- Is addictive (almost as much as drugs)
- Can create the urge to binge
- Provides ’empty calories’ with no nutritional value
- Contributes to diabetes
- Robs your body of minerals.
- Robs you of energy
- Contributes to heart problems
- Can cause cancer
- Contributes to ulcers
- Can cause gallstones
- Contributes to adrenal fatigue
- Can suppress your immune system
- Raises the level of neurotransmitters called serotonin
- Weakens eyesight
- Sugar can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels).
- Can cause aging
- Can contribute to eczema
- Can cause arthritis