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Sugar is a mild stimulant drug that is found naturally occurring in almost all plants and in high concentration in fruits.


Sugar is refined from the extract of the sugarcane and sugar beet plants.


Refined sugar is frequently pushed by Society from your breakfast cereal to your lunch soda to your after dinner desert.  Try greatly reducing the amount of refined sugar in your diet.  Instead switch over to cornflakes from Frosties, smoothies from sodas and fruit from candy bars.


The main danger of a high sugar diet is heart disease.  Heart disease has been proven to exist as a proportional relationship to dietary sugar (the more sugar you eat the more prone you are to heart disease) regardless of age, sex, physical activity level or body-mass index (a measure of weight).  The other dangers of a high sugar diet include obesity, tooth decay, high blood pressure, mood swings and diabetes.[97]


The American Heart Association recommends consuming less than 100 calories (6 tsp) of added sugar per day for women and 150 calories (9 tsp) for men.  This means a single can of regular soda with its 9 teaspoons of sugar would put most people over their daily limit.


2-in-5 American adults are obese.  Obesity can cause heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain type of cancer.[98]


Heart disease is the leading cause of death.  It is to blame for 1-in-4 deaths.[99]