Sugar Rots Your Body From the Inside Out

This blood sugar information may surprise you.

Sugar Quiz – Questions 6. Helps me stay young looking and 7. Causes tooth decay on the inside of my teeth.

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Effect Of Sugar on Teeth

Concentrated sweets can cause dental decay without the sweets ever being in the mouth or touching the teeth.

Teeth have tubules in them. Fluid is constantly moving outward through these tubules at a certain rate if the body is in homeostasis. However, if you put sugar in the stomach without even touching the teeth by putting it into a capsule, then the fluid starts to move inward into the teeth, which causes decalcification (the process of leaching calcium out of the teeth).

This inward movement of fluid also allows bacteria to move into the teeth. Therefore, the teeth can decay from the inside out. That’s why your dentist takes x-rays to see if there are areas of dental decay that are not evident by just examining the outside of the teeth.

Sugar Interferes With Digestion

Eating sugar or any concentrated sweet with a protein will cause putrefaction.

The protein has to stay in the stomach longer to be digested. Therefore, when sugar is eaten with protein, it doesn’t move out of the stomach as fast as it should impairing both the sugar and the protein digestion. Putrefied protein goes into the bloodstream as toxins causing you to find yourself a bit stinky and alas, rotting on the inside.

A similar problem occurs if you eat concentrated sweets with a starch. Except the impairment in digesting the starch results in fermentation and you find yourself embarrassed by the gas build-up.

However, the flip side of the problem is that if you eat a concentrated sweet all by itself, the sugar goes so rapidly into the bloodstream that you start that bouncing, high blood sugar/low blood sugar effect that throws your body out of balance and stresses your glands. At least, when you eat it with a meal, the concentrated sweet is more slowly absorbed into the bloodstream.

It sure looks like the bottom line is we shouldn’t eat concentrated sweets at all.

Sugar May Promote Aging

Elevated blood sugar can cause sugar to hook onto a protein in an abnormal way. This process is called glycosylation, or browning reaction. If there are not enough antioxidants available, this product can then be attacked by free radicals and becomes an advanced glycosylation end product, also known as “AGES.”

Diabetics are particularly prone to forming these AGES products. Hemoglobin A-1c is an AGES that occurs from their blood protein hemoglobin being linked to sugar molecules. Hemoglobin A-1c is used as a laboratory measure to determine the long-term blood sugar level control in a diabetic.

The problem arises when any of these products are damaged by free radicals and become AGES. They have powerful deleterious effects on the tissues of the body. These AGES crosslink and form sticky networks as the proteins bind to the AGES. This can cause blockage of arteries, stiff joints, and cataracts. In fact, many diabetic complications are attributed to these AGES including nervous tissue problems.

Because complications in diabetics are remarkably similar to signs of aging, it has led scientists to believe that AGES are involved in the aging process. This process is more accelerated in diabetics but can take place more slowly in non-diabetics and contribute to the aging process.

Therefore, sugar may also contribute to degeneration of the body through attaching itself to proteins and precipitating this aging process in the body. The outward results of AGES means a faster development of wrinkles, something most of us want to delay as long as possible.

Is there anything we can do to slow down the development of those wrinkles? Obviously, dropping sweets out of our eating plan will help a lot.

What Can I Do?

Use this blood sugar information as a stepping stone to better health.

Stop the blood sugar problem before you rot your body from the inside out.

Use these easy steps to healthy eating that keep you from rotting from the inside out.

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