Sugar, sugar and more sugar
We all have heard about the effect of sugar on our teeth. We have bacteria in our mouth, after all our mouth is the biggest opening with the environment, they love sugar, they eat the leftover sugar found in our mouth to produce acid and acid eats our teeth away. Now, I was reading an article by Bonnie Giampa and Briar Krieger titled
“Sugar beyond the Oral Cavity: Are you Addicted?”
in Preventive Dentistry Canada magazine – Vol. 3 No. 3-Fall 2012, which I would like to share in here with you.
In this article, they claim:
“Sugar is the root of so many problems that it should probably be sold with a warning that says: Sugar can increase your risk of developing cancer, heart disease, varicose veins, kidney disorders, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, migraine headaches and high blood pressure.”
The functioning of our immune system is also severely affected by sugar consumption. Refined sugar contains no fiber, no minerals, no proteins, no fats, no enzymes, only empty calories. What happens when you eat a refined carbohydrate like sugar? Your body must borrow vital nutrients from healthy cells to metabolize the incomplete food. Calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium are taken from various parts of the body to make use of the sugar. Sugar is void of all these nutrients; consequently it causes the body to deplete its own cache of various vitamins, minerals and enzymes. If sugar consumption is continued, an over-acid condition results, and more minerals are needed from deep in the body to correct the imbalance. If the body is lacking the nutrients used to metabolize sugar, it will not be able to properly handle and rid itself of poisonous residue. These wastes accumulate through the brain and nervous system, which speeds up cellular death.
Wow, do we need any more reasons to cut sugar out our diet?
To be continued…