Health risks of sugar are worse than tobacco
Sugar consumption is contributing to over 35 million deaths worldwide every year, as it causes diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Sugar isn’t just ‘empty calories’ (calories without any nutritional value) because one of the other issues is that, the amounts that are taken daily are three times more than the average consumption that was 50 years ago. Sugar is toxic, it doesn’t do any good to the blood pressure, damages the liver, and impacts hormones. Unlike cigarettes, the warnings about sugar are not as loud as they should be, although sugar does the same, if not worse damage than cigarettes. It is eight times more addictive than cocaine. Most of the sugar is hidden in processed foods and sweetened drinks.
1 Added sugar contains no nutrients and is bad for the teeth
Okay, everybody knows that sugar is your teeth’s worst enemy. Added sugars (like sucrose and high fructose corn syrup) contain a whole bunch of calories with absolutely no essential nutrients. For this reason, they are called “empty” calories. There are no proteins, essential fats, vitamins or minerals in sugar, it is just pure energy. When people eat up to 10-20% of calories as sugar (or more), this can become a major problem and contribute to nutrient deficiencies. Sugar provides easily digestible energy for the bacteria in your mouth.