Reasons to Quit Sugar

Sugar in whatever form is a toxin and the driving force behind many major killers, like diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease. few years, there’s a new food bad guy in town—and right now, it’s sugar. Some experts have even declared it a “poison” that’s “killing us.” Yet could the sweet stuff people have been eating forever really be so terrible?

Apparently it is. Here are few reasons because of which you should leave 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 one can of soda per day was associated with a 1.1% increase in diabetes prevalence.
  • Impaired Learning & Memory – A 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 well established. There is also significant evidence that maintaining your intake of excess sugars at below 5% of your diet will help to avoid cavities.
  • Asthma – A study showed children who drank more than half a litre of soft drinks per day were significantly more likely to suffer from asthma or COPD. The greater the consumption of soft drinks, the more likely an individual is to suffer from one of these respiratory conditions.
  • Heart Disease – Individuals who consume 25% of their calories in the form of sugar were found to have double the risk of heart disease vs. those whose intake was 7%.
  • Imbalanced Gut Flora – Research shows that switching to a high-sugar diet can alter the composition of your gut flora within 24 hours. Imbalances in our gut flora can weaken immunity, impair digestion, increase inflammation, and much more.
  • Obesity – Studies in both adults and children have demonstrated a link between sugar sweetened beverages and weight gain. Children should minimise their intake of these drinks.
  • Increased Risk Of Cancer – Sugar consumptions has been linked to increased risk for ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer among others. Sugar also leads to obesity, which has been linked to a longer list of cancers.
  • Higher Cholesterol – 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.
  • Fasting Aging – It has been long known that diabetics age faster than other people. Excess blood sugar binds with amino acid molecules. The resulting advanced glycation end products prematurely age our skin, and are a factor in many age related diseases.

So have you decided to quit sugar? Not yet? Think Again.

45 Comments Add yours

  1. An excellent reminder, thank you. I want to give up sugar but it is so difficult!

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    1. Garima says:

      Keep at the determination.

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    2. It is true that it is tough to give up. Please try to substitute it with natural sugars. It will help the process.

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      1. Garima says:

        Sure let me right a post on it.

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  2. well said.I just wish taste buds were as understanding ..

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    1. Garima says:

      Hahahhahahha don’t we all wish that 🙂

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  3. Yes! Great post. I gave up refined sugar 2-1/2 years ago and have never felt better.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yasssss High 5 Theresa 🙂

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  4. Many of One says:

    It’s not buyer “beware”….It’s buyer be scared….it’s not even food!!!!!!! Who are the vile creating addicting additives to subdue/trap the mind in a vicious cycle…..killing slowly over time..>OH but it tastes so good…we only live once….let’s have some fun……How can we undo what they’ve done? Feed knowledge to the young ones…..thank you for this post! (I cut out white sugar [& *processed foods*] 2 yrs ago)!

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad to know you cut it out already. Kudos to you.

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      1. Many of One says:

        Thank you……it is maniacal of those who know & do nothing to change it. Baaa like a sheep & keep w/the herd …

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  5. Dragthepen says:

    Yes. Give up the sugar😊

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you did it 🙂

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  6. Pooja says:

    True! Very informative article and a reminder too😊 love this.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Pooja. I am glad you liked it.

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      1. Pooja says:

        My pleasure 😊

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  7. How does Stevia fit into this?

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    1. Garima says:

      Hmm I am not really pro stevia so didn’t write about it.

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      1. Just wondered. Been very aware of cutting out the sugar and many friends told me about Stevia. Have been using it in coffee and wondered what your thoughts were.

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  8. Reblogged this on Timeless Mind and commented:
    All processed foods , the killer whites are in this category

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for the reblog. Glad you liked it.

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  9. judekirya says:

    thank you as always for these health tips

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    1. Garima says:

      Most welcome. So have you stopped taking sugar yet ?

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      1. judekirya says:

        More of reduced. Hard to avoid sugar completely here in Uganda

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      2. Garima says:

        Alright. It’s a start.

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      3. judekirya says:

        Thanks for caring 🤗

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  10. judekirya says:

    Thank you for this

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    1. Garima says:

      Very welcome 🙂

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it Kanika. Thank you for liking so many of my posts.

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  11. I’ve (had) a major sweet tooth. But, over the last couple of months, I’ve cut down my sugar intake.

    While I don’t see any physical changes yet, I feel less guilty (& thus, psychologically better).

    I completely agree with your post.

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    1. Garima says:

      Keep at it and you shall see the changes soon. I am so glad you found the determination to make this change. Good luck.

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  12. Hi Garima, your posts are very informative, I am so glad they are so handy now. Keep up the good work 🙂

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  13. Alfiano Fong says:

    I’ll try!

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  14. Visayan Yogi says:

    I knew about the dangers of sugar after I watched a master class on Mind Valley..

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi Yogi, it’s both good and bad, isn’t it?

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      1. Visayan Yogi says:

        Hello Garima! Yea, but it has more negative effects especially if without moderation..

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      2. Garima says:

        Oh definitely Visayan.

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  15. ginnyent says:

    Nice piece! Sugar is really toxic. When I discovered this I started cutting down on my sugar intake.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you. I am glad you found the post useful. Unlike foods and drinks that naturally contain sugar, those with added sugar provide no nutritional value. They are also a poor energy source, as the body digests added sugar very quickly. Consuming too much may cause health problems over time.

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      1. ginnyent says:

        You’re welcome. Thank you for your insights

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      2. Garima says:

        Most welcome Ma

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