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Tooth Decay Sugar creates a sticky combo of carbohydrates when you eat sugar. Protein starts to form on your teeth and it traps bacteria. This bacteria uses fructose from the sugar to create lactic acid and wear away tooth enamel. Brushing and flossing helps to battle tooth decay but eating less sugar help to prevent those nasty cavities too! (

Heart Disease An excess of sugar can cause your triglyceride levels to rise. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Your body converts all your foods into triglycerides and stores them in your fat cells until you need them. Hormones later release your triglycerides when you need energy. A high triglyceride level can greatly affect your heart health and can lead to heart disease.

Older Looking Skin Your skin has two major proteins that help to make you look young: elastin and collagen. Dr. Fredric Brandt, a dermatologist, says that sugar helps to break down those two proteins which can lead to older looks. If you simply cut out foods that are high in sugar you can make yourself look younger.

Weak Immune System After you down that can of soda, which has 33 grams of sugar, your immune system will be suppressed. Studies have shown that sugars like glucose, table sugar, fructose and honey cause your white blood cells to have a 50 percent drop in the ability to engulf and kill bacteria. This immune-suppressing effect was noticed about 30 minutes after ingestion and can last up to five hours!