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The Hidden Dangers of Eating Sweets

Updated on November 22, 2017
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Sheila is a kids' author who learned heaps as a wellness coordinator. She loves to share healthy tidbits with her readers.

Sugar Is Everywhere, So Beware

Simple sugar is found everywhere. It is in packaged food, candy, gum, cake, yogurt, diet drinks, jam, bread and even spaghetti and French fries.

Sugar is extremely difficult to remove from your diet unless you make a conscious effort in doing so. Sugar is easily found in many foods under different names. Camouflaged sugar has unique names that are hard to understand, or it's undeniably a poison derivative eventually made to lead you into ingesting over the counter medications or prescription drugs.

If a food ingredient on a food label is tough to pronounce, it is most likely not a healthy-food item to eat and most probably a type of hidden sugar.

Your body reacts more quickly to the presence of simple sugar than it does in the presence of complex carbohydrates. Your brain craves enormous amounts of sugar, because it uses sugar for fuel or glucose.

Simple sugar is rapidly absorbed by your cells and it wreaks havoc on your body by creating unnecessary inflammation. Inflammation is usually the root cause of most illnesses.

Definitely, you need to stay away from artificial sweeteners. Man made sugars composed of cancer-causing chemicals produce the sweetness of sugar without the calories. They taste much sweeter than raw sugar. The food labels will read “sugar-free” or “no sugar added.” This trade-off is particularly hazardous regarding the status of your health because they still cause your insulin levels to spike and pancreas to over work!

Dietary sugars satisfy your hunger for a little while, and then they make you crave extra foods with more calories because your nutritional needs are not being met.This will cause you to gain unnecessary pounds.

Your Sugar Cravings Started By Age One!

Your addiction to sugar started at an early age.
Your addiction to sugar started at an early age. | Source
You were first mesmerized by sugar.
You were first mesmerized by sugar. | Source
And next you started to over-eat sweet goods. Truthfully, no one can resist their birthday cake!
And next you started to over-eat sweet goods. Truthfully, no one can resist their birthday cake! | Source

Stay Clear of Sugar Substitutes in Foods. They are Poisons!

Stay clear of foods containing the following sugar substitute poisons: Aspartame, NutraSweet, Equal, Saccharin, Sweet N Low, Sugar Twin, Acesulfame-K, Sweet One, Sunett, Neotame, Sucralose, and Splenda.

Links to dreadful cancers come from the consumption of these artificial sweeteners such as cancerous brain tumors, leukemia, diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The FDA has approved these poisonous sugars for safe consumption for the general public.

The FDA is not looking out for your best interest because their sole discretion is all about making a profit. Their pockets are deeply lined with mega millions with the added sugar you eat, the more medication and over the counter drugs you ingest. They become super rich by you overeating and needing more medication consumption to remain symptom-free of disease.

It is wiser to eat real sugar in smaller quantities, than large amounts of artificial sugar composed of formaldehyde, chlorine and aspartic acid. Real sugar is low in calories or has no calories. The sugar poisons in these food products will make you sick with a degenerative disease before you can blink your eyes. Contrary to the natural sugar of organic sugar products that do not bother your health unless you eat too much of it, causing you to pack on extra pounds.

Becoming familiar with the growing list of sugar names will help you in your quest to weed out simple sugars from your diet, the leading cause of weight gain and degenerative disease.

List of Types of Sugar Hidden in Packaged Food

  • Agave nectar
  • Barbados Sugar, Barley Malt, Beet sugar, Blackstrap molasses, Brown sugar, Buttered syrup
  • Cane crystals, Cane juice crystals, Cane sugar, Carmel, Carob Syrup, Confectioner’s sugar, Corn syrup, Corn sweetener, Crystalline fructose
  • Date sugar, Demerara Sugar, Dextrin, Dextrin, Diastatic malt, Diatase, D-mannose
  • Evaporated cane juice, Ethyl Mannitol, Florida Crystals
  • Florida Crystals, Free Flowing, Fruit juice; Fruit juice concentrate
  • Galactose, Glucose, Glucose solids, Golden sugar, Golden syrup, Granulated sugar, Grape sugar, Grape juice concentrate
  • High fructose corn syrup, HFCS, Honey
  • Icing sugar, Invert sugar
  • Lactose
  • Malt Syrup, Malt Dextrin, Maltose, Mannitol, Maple syrup, Molasses, Muscovado sugar
  • Organic raw sugar
  • Panocha, Powered sugar
  • Raw sugar, Refiner’s Syrup, Rice Syrup
  • Sorbitol, Sorghum Syrup, Sucrose, Sugar, Syrup
  • Table Sugar, Treacle, Turbinado sugar
  • Yellow sugar

You'd Never Eat 16 Packs of Sugar, So Why Drink It?

How to Crave Less Sugar?

Once you start eating less sugar, you’ll discover your body craves less of it! Your taste buds will adequately adapt to help you desire less sugary foods too. Instead of sugary delights, eat starchy vegetables such as sweet potatoes and whole grain cereals or a whole organic fruit.

The best sugar substitutes are the natural sugars of fresh fruits and vegetables and Stevia. After a couple, of weeks of removing sugar from your diet and replacing it with complex carbohydrates and real fruit and vegetables, you’ll feel healthier. You’ll have more energy and look more vibrant.

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© 2010 Sheila Craan


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    Sheila Craan 6 years ago from Florida

    Thank you Sunchild, you'll become a whole lot healthier by cutting some sugar out of your diet and preventing a couple of degenerative diseases as well.

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    sunchild28 6 years ago from Nigeria

    Wow, what a great hub, i eat it a lot. Thanks for helping me out.

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    Dawn Michael 7 years ago from THOUSAND OAKS

    great information on sugar, and I agree with you on the artifical sweetners, they just leave your body wanting more. I cannot believe how they hide the sugar in products. wow what and eye opener.

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    Dr Ken Romeo 7 years ago

    I agree with you whole-heartedly.

    But if you just "have" to use a sweetener, then Splenda is probably your best bet as it does not raise blood sugar levels(a killer for diabetics)even though it is a direct by-product of sugar.

    As for Stevia, the jury is still out in terms of pure science. At least that's what I read in the Journal of Food Science as published by the American Chemical Society.

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    Sheila Craan 7 years ago from Florida

    It's so easy to get hooked on eating too much sugar! Your taste buds easily welcome it. Once you scale back on eating too much sugar you'll find some things taste way too sweet. You won't want to eat it.

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    bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

    I KNOW I should stop using artifiacial sweeteners, and I have scaled back drastically. Still working on it.I think sugar must be an addiction!