There is evidence that sugar activates cancer cells and has been connected with the development of cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, lung, gallbladder and stomach.There is also evidence that it it is a major contributor to all forms of degenerative diseases and will impact not just the aging of your skin but also the aging of your body. There is evidence that purple discolorations or bruises on hands and arms are caused by processed sugar such as found in soda, ice cream and other heavily sweetened desserts.
This is true of refined sugar because it has been depleted of vitamins and minerals. What is left, the body cannot utilize because the body requires vitamins and minerals to be present. Sugar then becomes damaging to the immune system as it drains and leaches the body of precious vitamins and minerals through the demand its digestion, detoxification and elimination makes upon one’s entire system.
Time will prove that sugar is as much a poison as artificial sweeteners. Soda and ice cream are loaded with sugar. Dr. Benjamin Sandler observed that children were consuming great amounts of ice cream, soda pop, and artificially sweetened products. In 1949, before the polio season began, he warned the residents of North Carolina, through newspapers and radio, to decrease their consumption of these products. During that summer North Carolinians reduced their intake of sugar by 90% and polio decreased in that state in 1949 by the same amount. One manufacturer shipped one million less gallons of ice cream during the first week alone following the publication of Dr. Sandler’s anti-polio diet. Coca Cola sales were down as well. But the powerful Rockefeller Milk Trust, which sold frozen products to North Carolinians, combined forces with the Coca Cola power merchants and convinced people that Sandler’s findings were a myth and the polio figures a fluke. By the summer of 1950 sales were back to ordinary levels and polio cases returned to “normal” during that year.
When you are keeping track of your intake of sugar, do not forget to count all the highly refined sugars in the foods you eat and drink. You don’t see them because the food companies give them aliases like barley malt, corn syrup, dextrose, fruit juice concentrate, maltose, maple syrup, molasses, turbinado, fructose, and high-fructose corn syrup. The amount of sugar each product contains is listed under “Total Carbohydrates".