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All About Sugar

Johns Hopkins University lists sugar as the #1 cancer feeder.

20 Reasons Why You Should Not Eat Sugar

  1. Sugar can cause arthritis
  2. Sugar contributes to obesity
  3. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive system
  4. Sugar interferes with calcium absorption
  5. Sugar can increase your risk of developing gout
  6. Sugar increase estradiol in men
  7. Sugar can exacerbate PMS
  8. Sugar may induce cell death
  9. Sugar can cause low birth weight in babies
  10. Sugar can suppress the immune system
  11. Sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones
  12. Sugar slows food travel time through the intestinal tract
  13. Sugar can cause headaches (including migraines)
  14. Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity
  15. Sugar can cause gastric cancer
  16. Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention
  17. Sugar can increase your risk of developing gout
  18. Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines
  19. Diets high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative stress
  20. Sugar can cause gallstones

Average Consumption of Sugar in 1915:

15-20 pounds


The average person consumes their weight in sugar each year, plus over 20 pounds of corn syrup!

High Fructose Corn Syrup

Below is a list of High-fructose corn syrup products that contain detectable levels of mercury:

  • Quaker Oatmeal To Go Bars
  • Jack Daniels's Bar-B-Que Sauce
  • Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
  • Kraft Original Bar-B-Sauce
  • Nutri-Grain Strawberry Cereal Bar
  • Manwich Gold Sloppy Joe
  • Market Pantry Grape Jelly
  • Smucker's Strawberry Jelly
  • Pop Tarts Frosted Blueberry
  • Hunts Tomato Ketchup
  • Wish Bone Western Sweet & Smooth Dressing
  • Coca Cola Classic
  • Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt
  • Minute Maid Berry Punch
  • Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink
  • Nesquick Chocolate Milk

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