19 Sep 2007
- sugar requires B vitamins and minerals to enable the body to metabolize it into glucose, yet it contains none of these. Therefore, it must take the nutrients away from other body functions that may need them.
- Sugar may also increase the rate at which we excrete the mineral calcium, making bones more fragile and may even weaken heart action.
- Oxalate, contained in chocolate, unites with calcium carrying it through the intestines as an insoluble compound.
- Theobromine in chocolate may reduce the absorption of protein through the intestinal wall.
Note High sugar intake reduces the effectiveness of the body's healing mechanism, causing a prolongation in the healing time.