Sugar cripples your immune system
If there is more glucose around, there is going to be less vitamin C allowed into the cell. It doesn't take much: a blood sugar value of 120 reduces the phagocytic index by 75%. So when you eat sugar, think of your immune system slowing down to a crawl.

Sugar hurts your brain
Add to the list of side effects of HFCS (and any form of sugar or refined carbs): Sugar causes crusting in your brain. Think about that sugary crust on creme brule or a crusty bread or crispy chicken skin. Sugar in these foods (and in your body) reacts with proteins and forms little crusts or plaques called AGEs (advanced glycation end products). These crusty sugar-protein combos gum up your brain, leading to dementia, and damage most cells and tissues along the way.
(source: UltraMind Solution chapt: Why You Are Suffering from Brain Damage.)
Have you heard that Alzheimer's is the "Type 3 diabetes"?!

What’s a Sugarholic to Do?
The short answer is to avoid as much sugar as possible. This is especially important if you are overweight or have diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

In fact, I believe that the positive health impacts of breaking the country’s sugar addiction would be even greater than if everyone stopped smoking, because elevated insulin levels are the foundation of nearly every chronic disease known to man, from cancer and arthritis to cardiovascular disease.

I also realize you don’t live in a perfect world, and following rigid dietary guidelines are not always practical or even possible.

If you want to use a sweetener occasionally:

1. Use the herb stevia

2. Use organic cane sugar in moderation

3. Use organic raw honey in moderation

Avoid ALL artificial sweeteners which can damage your health even more quickly than HFCS.

Avoid “agave syrup” since it is a highly processed sap that is almost all fructose. Your blood sugar will spike just as it would if you were consuming regular sugar or HFCS. Agave has gained meteoric popularity due to a great marketing campaign, but any health benefits present in the original agave plant are processed away by the time it is "processed". Its like using canned fruit in heavy syrup…. Fructose by any other name is fructose. (Even if the Guy at whole foods says its made from the super healthy Agave bush and harvested by elves they contracted from the Black Forest...... It's still Fructose!!!)

Be sure to eat your sugar with fiber ... as in a piece of fruit. “When God made the poison, he packaged it with the antidote: fiber.”

Wait 20 minutes before second portions at meals, giving your brain a chance to receive satiety signals.

And exercise regularly. “Buy your screen time with physical activity.”

The Importance of Exercise
Exercise is important for several reasons, But its NOT about “ burning” calories. Its about shutting down your fat production biochemistry by speeding up metabolism and consuming the enzymes necessary for lipogenesis (fat production). Did you really think you could eat that chocalate chip cookie and burn it off in 20 minutes on the auto-gerbil? (treadmill). Think about it .. What would you have to do to burn off a Big Mac? Tell me .. how successful have you been with the old calories stored equals calories in minus calories burned model.? There is a reason it doesn’t work….. and there is a reason why you can't lose the weight by starving yourself and limiting "calories in." Hello ... That's not how it works!

· Exercise improves skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity (insulin works best in your muscles)

· Exercise reduces stress and lowers cortisol, which decreases appetite

· Exercise suppresses ghrelin thereby decreasing appetite

· Exercise speeds up metabolic cycles, reducing citrate levels, thus reducing fat production

· Exercise can make you sharper, reduce arthritis, lift your mood, strengthen your bones, and even slows down aging

Avoid so-called energy drinks and sports drinks because they are loaded with sugar, sodium and chemical additives.

Rehydrating with pure, fresh water is a better choice. If you want it to be sexy Squeeze a lemon slice into it ... delicious!