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Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium. Sugar can weaken eyesight. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract. Sugar contributes to obesity. Sugar can increase cholesterol. Sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 12/15/2010 in Staying Healthy | 8 Comments
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DRB13_1 12/16/2010 12:19:00 AM

    Rather than thinking of it as poison, I like to put it into perspective. Before processing, natural sweeteners were fruits, honey, perhaps maple syrup, and later cane products.
So aim to eat more naturally and AVOID PROCESSED OR ARTIFICIAL products. And remember - the artificial sweeteners are sometimes as much as 1000 times sweeter than the real thing, so train your taste buds for real flavor, not artificial.
NORASPAT 1/15/2011 9:55:00 AM

    Sugar is less addictive than SPLENDA and other artificial sweeteners. Natural sugar from fruits and vegetables is excellent for the body. Artificial sweeteners cause sweet cravings not natural sugars.NATURAL SUGAR IS NOT POISON JUST AVOIN THE FAKE AND REFINED SWEETENERS. Everything natural in moderation . Pat in Maine.
KAKAY56 3/10/2011 12:32:00 PM

    Sugar is POISON. It's poison to me. Quickly turns into sugar.
Carbs. + Starches = SUGAR. Anything that touches my tongue raises my blood sugar. Natural is not for me, artificial sugars are not good for anybody. I've never tried them. If I can't have the real thing I have to go without it. Changes are in the making, for me.....
FUTUREHOPE49 9/23/2011 4:26:00 PM

    I was told by my diabetic nurse that its OK to eat sugar sometimes. Times have changed and so has the medical thinking on diabetes. I find something with sugar is good if I am going out for a run, you don't need much, but it helps to get the glucose into your muscles! emoticon
SHYCAT2011 9/1/2011 8:57:00 AM

    Sugar likes me and I like it but its so hard to break the habit and I am so trying.
EYEORE49 4/19/2011 4:09:00 PM

    fUNNY THAT YOU CALLED IT POISON,i WAS IN A CREATIVE WRITING CLASS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND THE TEACHER HANDED EVERYONE A
HERSHEYS MINITURE AND ASKED US TO DESCRIBE IN ONE WORD.
mY WORDWAS "poison" WHICH SHOCED EVERYONE, UNTIL i EXPLAINED THAT i AM dIABETIC!
PERLSOFWISDOM 3/31/2011 10:38:00 AM

    sugar interferes with hormone balance! it seems to ''de-regulate'' the endocrine system: mood/sleep/energy levels: affecting mind/body/spirit/emotion. it is like a veil or a fog that is almost imperceptible until you give up the white stuff! emoticon emoticon
CHARLIE522 1/9/2011 5:17:00 AM

    I believe (for me it certainly seems true) that sugar is addictive. What do you think?

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