A surprising number of health professionals consider refined sugar, also known as table sugar, as poison. When you discover all of the adverse effects sugar has on your health, it’s hard to disagree.
First, you should understand what refined sugar is and how it is processed.
Sugar refining is the process of extracting sugar (sucrose) out of plants, primarily sugar cane and sugar beets.
The refining process involves repeatedly washing, boiling, centrifuging, filtering and drying the plant pulp until only the raw sugar remains.
Raw sugar is 95% sucrose.
But that’s just the beginning. The white table sugar you’re most familiar with undergoes further processing. To produce those white crystals bleaching agents and carbon dioxide are added. There’s more. The sugar is added to water and filtered again to purify and whiten it even more.
The completely refined white sugar product is now over 99.9% sucrose and has no nutritional value – no vitamins, no minerals, no proteins, no fibers. That’s why they refer to sugar as having “empty calories.” The bottom line
– sugar is pure “junk food”.
But there’s more to it. Sugar can make you fat. Sugar can make you sick. And in some cases, sugar can end up killing you.
Here is a list of just some of the adverse health effects of refined sugar based on a vast array of scientific studies conducted over many years:
Refined sugar can increase triglycerides (high levels of triglycerides
in the bloodstream have been linked to hardening of the arteries, thus increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Refined sugar can suppress your immune system
Refined sugar can deplete your body of important minerals
Refined sugar can cause hypoglycemia
Refined sugar can decrease growth hormone
Refined sugar can contribute to diabetes
Refined sugar can cause food allergies
Refined sugar can increase serum insulin
Refined sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
Refined sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
Refined sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
Refined sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
Refined sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the
more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
Refined sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
Refined sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
Refined sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Refined sugar can weaken eyesight.
Refined sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.
Refined sugar can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in children.
Sugar malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional bowel disease.
Refined sugar can cause tooth decay.
High intake of Refined sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis.
Refined sugar can contribute to arthritis.
Refined sugar can cause gallstones.
Refined sugar can lead to hemorrhoids.
Refined sugar can contribute to varicose veins.
Refined sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
Refined sugar can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol in the blood.
Refined sugar can decrease growth hormone.
Refined sugar can increase the systolic blood pressure.
Refined sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
Refined sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein.
Refined sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
Refined sugar can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
Refined sugar can affect liver health and may increase the amount of liver fat.
Refined sugar can affect kidney health
Refined sugar can damage the pancreas.
Refined sugar can contribute to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Refined sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
Refined sugar can make the tendons more brittle.
Refined sugar can cause headaches, including migraine.
Refined sugar plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
Refined sugar can adversely affect school children’s grades and cause learning disorders..
Even more problems
Refined sugar can cause depression.
Refined sugar increases the risk of gastric cancer.
Refined sugar can increase your risk of getting gout.
Refined sugar can cause less effective functioning of two blood proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce the body’s ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
Refined sugar can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
Refined sugar can cause blood platelet adhesiveness.
Refined sugar can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become underactive and others become overactive.
Refined sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
Refined sugar can exacerbate PMS.
Refined sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Refined sugar can cause low birth weight babies.
Sweet food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
Refined sugar is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
Refined sugar may cause laryngeal cancer.
Refined sugar induces salt and water retention.
Refined sugar may contribute to mild memory loss.
Refined sugar can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
Refined sugar can be a factor in asthma.
There’s another thing you need to know about refined sugar –
Sugar is addictive
When someone tells you they need their sugar fix they really mean it. Studies show that refined sugar depletes zinc in your body which dulls your sense of taste so you need more and more sugar to satisfy your
craving for sweets.
Is there any Sugar Benefits?
For women who have been through the pain of routine waxing, we have good news! A new option, known as sugar waxing, is being offered across the nation. Gone are the days of missing strips of hair when shaving or ripping out hair follicles through waxing.
This type of sugar waxing is a safe, alternative method to controlling hair growth and getting rid of pesky stubble. It involves the use of sugar to gently remove hair follicles, leaving clients with sexy, smooth bodies.
What Is Sugar Waxing?
These pastes and gels are usually made of 100% all natural ingredients such as water, sugar, and even lemon juice. Sugar waxing usually works better for those with sensitive skin, due to the nature of the process and the ingredients that are used. In addition, is it difficult to estimate how often this procedure needs to be performed to maintain results, because the time between waxings will depend on the individual’s rate of hair growth and their personal hair structure.
However, generally these waxings can keep individuals hair free for approximately a month to a month and a half. For most individuals, sugar waxing is an acceptable option, because it is simply economical, simpler, and gentler than traditional waxing or daily shaving.
How Is Sugar Waxing Done?
As with other types of waxing, sugar waxing involves heating up the paste/gel and applying a fine layer on top of the skin. Pastes and gels are applied in different manners, so pay careful attention to which type of substance you or the technician is using.
While paste is first applied in the direction opposing the hair growth and then the direction of hair growth via hands, gel is always applied solely in the direction of hair growth. Cotton strips are then placed onto the wax and rolled away. This removes the hair follicles with the rolling of the cotton strip. The process of sugaring is so gentle that it can be used on the majority of body parts, with the exception of the face. This is because facial hair has a different structural makeup with unique follicles. However, it can be used to get rid of hair on eyebrows, armpits, legs, arms, stomachs, and bikini areas.
Why Choose Sugar Waxing?
In general, waxing with sugar is far less painful than waxing and far less taxing than daily shaving. It simulates removing a sticky plaster from one’s skin, yet redness usually goes away with 24 hours.
Since sugar merely sticks to one’s hair and not their skin, less pain is experienced. Solutions are also natural, so they contain some forms of healing ingredients, usually in the form of citric acid and Arabic gum. These solutions are also used at room temperature, which eliminates the need for excessive heating that is used with traditional waxing.
In addition, this process contains no chemicals and cleanup is easy, due to the nature of the ingredients used. Furthermore, sugar waxing is a much easier process to perform by oneself in the comfort of their own home than traditional waxing. Not to mention, missed spots and can be easily gone over once more without extreme hassle or additional pain.
In fact, sugar waxing on a regular basis can even discourage hair growth in these trouble areas in general, so it may transform from a simple routine procedure to providing long-lasting results.