Sugar Substitutes–Just Like Sugar

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In addition to throwing off the body’s homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar’s metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications. I like the list. I’ve tried the product and it tastes like a sugar substitute. Slight aftertaste. Not exactly “just like sugar” but safer for you than the alternatives.

Just Like Sugar

I received permission to copy this list from the Just Like Sugar website over a decade ago. It used to list so many referenced that I’d send people there for the scientific papers but I’ve noticed those have been removed. In any event:

  • 1.  Sugar can suppress the immune system.
  • 2  Sugar can upset the body’s mineral balance.
  • 3.  Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.
  • 4. Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
  • 5. Sugar can adversely affect children’s school grades.
  • 6. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
  • 7. Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
  • 8. Sugar can cause kidney damage.
  • 9. Sugar can reduce helpful high-density cholesterol.
  • 10. Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol.
  • 11. Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.
  • 12. Sugar can cause copper deficiency.
  • 13. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
  • 14. Sugar may lead to cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, and rectum.
  • 15. Sugar can cause colon cancer, with an increased risk in women.
  • 16. Sugar can be a risk factor in gall bladder cancer.
  • 17. Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.
  • 18. Sugar can weaken eyesight.
  • 19. Sugar raises the level of a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which can narrow blood vessels.
  • 20. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.
  • 21. Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
  • 22. Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.
  • 23. Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • 24. Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and gray hair.
  • 25. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
  • 26. Sugar can promote tooth decay.
  • 27. Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
  • 28. High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • 29. Sugar can cause a raw, inflamed intestinal tract in persons with gastric or duodenal ulcers.
  • 30. Sugar can cause arthritis.
  • 31. Sugar can cause asthma.
  • 32. Sugar can cause candidiasis (yeast infection).
  • 33. Sugar can lead to the formation of gallstones.
  • 34. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
  • 35. Sugar can cause ischemic heart disease.
  • 36. Sugar can cause appendicitis.
  • 37. Sugar can exacerbate the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
  • 38. Sugar can indirectly cause hemorrhoids.
  • 39. Sugar can cause varicose veins.
  • 40. Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraception users.
  • 41. Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.
  • 42. Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
  • 43. Sugar contributes to saliva acidity.
  • 44. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
  • 45. Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.
  • 46. Sugar can decrease growth hormone.
  • 47. Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
  • 48. Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.
  • 49. Sugar can change the structure of protein causing interference with protein absorption.
  • 50. Sugar causes food allergies.
  • 51. Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
  • 52. Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
  • 53. Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
  • 54. Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.
  • 55. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.
  • 56. Sugar can cause cataracts.
  • 57. Sugar can cause emphysema.
  • 58. Sugar can cause arteriosclerosis.
  • 59. Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
  • 60. Sugar lowers the enzymes’ ability to function.
  • 61. Sugar can cause loss of tissue elasticity and function.
  • 62. Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
  • 63. Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.
  • 64. Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.
  • 65. Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
  • 66. Sugar can increase the body’s fluid retention.
  • 67. Sugar can cause constipation.
  • 68. Sugar can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
  • 69. Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
  • 70. Sugar can cause hypertension.
  • 71. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
  • 72. Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the minds ability to think clearly.
  • 73. Sugar can cause depression.
  • 74. Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
  • 75. Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.
  • 76. Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
  • 77. Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots.
  • 78. Sugar can increase the risk of Alzheimer Disease.

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