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Is white sugar really that unhealthy?

Many times we have heard that white sugar is bad for our health.

But why and how bad it is scientifically confirmed?

For now, conventional and alternative medicine agree with the fact that white sugar …

– A source of empty calories (does not contain minerals and vitamins, but is rich in calories)
– promotes weight gain
– causes tooth decay
– has a high glycemic index (rapidly raises blood sugar levels)


However, alternative medicine go further and linking the consumption of white sugar with many other diseases and health problems. It is believed that the white sugar …

  • extremely weakened immune system
  • causes hyperactivity in children
  • increases the risk of cancer
  • draws from the body B vitamins
  • addictive (it is assumed that 95% of the population depending on the candy, that is, the blood sugar levels)
  • extracted from the body many essential minerals (calcium, magnesium and others)
  • causes diabetes, one of the most deadly diseases in the world
  • causes obesity and heart disease

What does the science of the claims of alternative physicians?

Scientific studies have not confirmed that white sugar is causing the above diseases, or that draws from the body vitamins and minerals.

The lack of scientific proof of the harmfulness of sugar prompted many prominent organizations to announce their stance on the issue:

“Claims that sugar can cause chronic diseases such as obesity, cancer, diabetes, hyperactivity, etc. are not scientifically validated. Sugar can be part of a healthy diet “(American Dietetic Association)

So many prominent organizations such as the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) stated that there is no evidence that that the sugar associated with any disease except cavities.

For you to choose whether you want to believe alternative or conventional medicine. But even decay, empty calories and high GI are sufficient threats to reduce the consumption of white sugar.

Practical advice:

  • instead of soft drinks and juices, drink water
  • reduce the consumption of sweets
  • instead of two teaspoons of sugar, which put it in tea or coffee, add one
  • Choose one day a week (for example, Sunday) to let yourself eating chocolate, cakes and soft drinks
  • other days of the week, avoid these foods

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