Last year a read a book by Dr Jessica Wu, Feed Your Face. In this book she warns about the dangers of eating sugar when it comes to fighting acne, wrinkles, rashes, and other skin conditions. On her web site she also writes:
Now some public health experts believe not only that we’re eating too much sugar but that it’s actually toxic. In a commentary published in the scientific journal Nature, researchers from the University of California at San Francisco propose that sugar should be regulated in the same manner as other addictive substances, such as alcohol and tobacco. They’ve even called for the government to tax foods and drinks containing added sugar, to ban the sale of these items in or near schools, and to set age limits on their purchase. While these suggestions may seem extreme, studies do show that 75 percent of health care dollars are spent on diseases linked to bad diets.
Research also shows that many other diseases are caused or aggravated by the consumption of sugar. Type two diabetes, heart disease, depression, memory disorders, Alzheimer’s , yeast infections, and cancer just to name a few. It is also one of the major causes of the obesity epidemic in our country. With so much evidence mounting against sugar, it would be wise to at least read food labels and limit sugar consumption.