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Sugar and Bones

Are you fighting off the temptation to just let your child have all that Halloween candy? Stay strong parents! Although a small quantity is rewarding, there are conditions and diseases associated with too much sugar.

Some of which include:

  • Diabetes
  • Acne
  • Depression
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis

Bones are not something we think about when it comes to eating sugar because they are covered by skin. After about 40 years old, we all start to lose about 1% of our bone. Sugar can increase that number, leaving your bones very thin and brittle as you get older. 

Myth or Fact: Calcium keeps our bones strong? Fact. Calcium is a major component of our bones, and it is needed to build and maintain strong bones. Some of the best sources of calcium include dairy products, soybeans, dark, green, and leafy vegetables, canned salmon, and flour tortillas. 

Sugar strips calcium from our bones by increasing glucose levels faster than oxygen levels in our cells, it leads to incomplete oxidation of glucose. This forms acids and causes our body to react by pulling calcium from bones. In addition, sugar can cause depletion of our magnesium levels.

According to a Whole Health Source study, we now eat in 7 hours what our ancestors in 1822 ate in 5 days – that’s a 20x increase for sugar!

Here’s an idea – tell your kids to put their bucket of candy on your porch tonight and the Switch Witch will take the candy and leave a toy.

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