30 Health Problems Caused by Sugar

July 2, 2019

30 Health Problems Caused by SugarAt the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we encourage a healthy eating lifestyle, which as you may have guessed, does not include sugar. Did you know that the average person consumes about 150 pounds of sugar a year? No wonder so many people today are not healthy. Sugar consumption leads to poor health and disease. Take a look at some of the health issues caused by sugar:

30 Health Problems Caused by Sugar


  1. Can cause heart disease
  2. Can cause tooth decay
  3. Feeds cancer
  4. Can cause depression
  5. Can weaken eyesight
  6. Can cause cataracts
  7. Contributes to obesity
  8. Can cause diabetes
  9. Dehydrates newborns
  10. Causes constipation
  11. Can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen
  12. Can cause premature aging
  13. Causes varicose veins
  14. Can cause hyperactivity in children
  15. Can cause crankiness in children
  16. Difficulty concentrating in children
  17. Can cause anxiety in children
  18. Can cause hormonal imbalance – some hormones become underactive and others overactive
  19. Can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease
  20. Can cause mild memory loss
  21. Can make PMS worse
  22. Can slow down the ability of adrenal glands to function
  23. Can suppress the immune system
  24. Can decrease testosterone production
  25. Increases estradiol in men
  26. Can damage the pancreas
  27. Can increase cholesterol
  28. Can interfere with the absorption of protein
  29. Interferes with body’s absorption of calcium and magnesium
  30. Can produce a significant rise in triglycerides
Deceptive Words That Mean Sugar

If you are following a yeast-free eating plan, then you want to make sure you are always on the lookout for any type of sugar or hidden sugar ingredient that may be hiding in food products so that you can avoid them.  The root cause of yeast overgrowth is sugar, or anything that converts to sugar. However, whether or not you are eating yeast-free, it’s still a good idea to avoid sugar as much as possible.

Below is a list of different words that mean “sugar” to look out for when you are at the grocery store – always be sure to read product labels carefully:

• Agave nectar
• Beet sugar
• Brown rice syrup
• Brown sugar
• Cane sugar
• Coconut sugar
• Coconut palm sugar
• Corn syrup
• Dehydrated cane juice
• Dextrin
• Dextrose
• Evaporated cane juice
• Fructose
• Fruit juice concentrate
• High fructose corn syrup
• Honey
• Maltodextrin
• Malt syrup
• Maple syrup
• Molasses
• Palm sugar
• Raw sugar
• Rice syrup
• Sorghum
• Sucrose
• Syrup
• Turbinado sugar

Sugar Substitutes for Coffee/Soda Alternatives

So now you may be wondering, “How am I going to drink my coffee without sugar? How am I going to give up soda?  I need that sweet taste.” Well, you’re in luck, because there are some natural, safe sugar substitutes available.  The best substitutes for sugar are stevia, xylitol or erythritol. All are natural sweeteners that can easily be substituted for any of the sugars listed above.  Add some stevia to your coffee.  There are lots of natural soda alternatives on the market today, as well.  Try Zevia instead of that Dr. Pepper. You’ll be surprised at how good it tastes!

Dr. Hotze discusses stevia as a healthy substitute for sugar:

It’s always a good idea to cut as much sugar as you can from your diet for your overall health. If you’re ready to quit sugar altogether and rid your body of yeast, then consider doing a yeast-free eating program.

We Can Help

We believe that you deserve to have a doctor and a team of professionals to coach you onto a path of health and wellness, naturally, without the use of pharmaceutical drugs, so you can enjoy a life-changing health transformation.

Take our symptom checker to find out if you have symptoms of yeast overgrowth, or Candida. Call our Wellness Consultants for a complimentary wellness consultation at 281-698-8698. It would be our privilege to help you get your life back.

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Written By: Steven F. Hotze, M.D.

Steven F. Hotze, M.D., is the founder and CEO of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center, Hotze Vitamins and Physicians Preference Pharmacy International, LLC.


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