The health effects of processed sugar are well known by everyone:
- https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/the-sweet-danger-of-sugar (greatest threat of cardiovascular disease)
- https://www.cancercenter.com/discussions/blog/natural-versus-refined-sugars-what-is-the-difference/ (obesity is linked to cancer such as breast, prostate, colorectal, etc)
- https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-effects-of-sugar#1 (causes high cholesterol, unhealthy blood fats, diabetes, teeth, etc)
Processed sugar (aka CANDY) is a poison to human beings. Pretty much every function of your body gets into trouble when you eat sugar.
So why is Halloween a giant holiday? Why does Halloween alone lead to $9 billion in candy (processed sugar) sales?
Why do parents who ordinarily take good care of their kids allow them to eat large amounts of poisonous processed sugar?
I don’t know… Halloween is fun and it is cute to see kids in outfits. I enjoyed that myself. But it was depressing that over half the kids who came to my door yesterday were obese… that is not their fault, but it will haunt them throughout their lives.