Dr Oz: Sugar: The #1 Food Dr Oz Wants Out Of Your House


Dr Oz did a segment called The #1 Food Dr Oz Wants Out Of Your House: Sugar.  Did you know that a very harmful substance is found in just about every kitchen in America – it is sugar.  Eating too much sugar can put you at a major risk for High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Liver Disease, and Insulin Resistance.  This is why sugar is #1 on Doctor Oz’s most wanted list.  Americans eat over one pound of sugar every week on average, which is more than triple the amount that the American Heart Association recommends.  Sugar effects more than just Diabetes; it may damage your liver in a similar way to the alcohol.  Dr Oz was joined by Dr Alan Greene, author of Feeding Baby Green, and Dr Miriam Vos from Emory University.

Dr Oz: Sugar Increases Risk of High Blood Pressure

Dr Oz said that the first risk of eating too much sugar is an increase in your blood pressure.  There has been research done Dr Oz Why Sugar Is Bad For Youin this area that links eating excess sugar to having High Blood Pressure.  In animals, you see their blood pressure go up when you give them sugar.  If you take away just one can of soda a day from a person, you will see your blood pressure go down.  In fact, a study was done that showed if you give someone 74 grams of fructose, they have a 77% increase in their risk for high blood pressure.


  1. CATHY says


  2. Rachel says

    Sugar destroys your immune system..Let us not forget when a patient has cancer what sugar can do..It is really hard to kick the sugar habbit, but once you do you look & feel fantastic!!!

  3. says

    what about honey, raw sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup, fruit, sugar cane, beets and other sweet vegetables such as sweet potatoes, yams, onions, carrots, parsnips, etc. Do they factor into the study aired on Dr. O?

  4. says

    @Cathy, replace sugar with Dextrose. Sugar is made up of 50% Fructose (the bad stuff) & 50% Dextrose.
    Go through sugar withdrawal and Dextrose tastes as sweet as sugar, you can use it in all your cooking etc.
    As an ex sugarholic I have found this extremely easy

  5. Lily says

    Read the book Sweet Poison – the guy who wrote it did all the research – sugar does more than Dr Oz mentioned – you should read what it does to your children. Sugar is poison put simply, as bad as smoking.

  6. says

    Our 48 year old (bi-polar–sometimes alcohol drinking) daughter is drinking 5 lbs of sugar water per week. Have asked her to quit. She doesn’t want to. She doesn’t always take her med for bi-polar.

    Dr. told her to cut down to ultimately zero. Just drink water.

    Just saw you program 8/17/2011 re sugar. Will you reply with how Deborah may be helped//???? Thanks

  7. brenda cole says

    i watched your show on the effects of excessive sugar. the points that educated me the most was: addictive, and behavior changes ( violent, etc.). i am striving diligently to make major changes in my step daughter’s diet. at this time i see these effects of addictive, and symptoms similar to someone drinking alcohol ( irritable, antagonistic, emotional, confrontational ). she is
    bombarded with candy, desserts, sweet cereal and other items with sugar on a daily basis at school and sunday school. please provide me with info i can use to educate these places on the negative effects of excess sugar to children.

  8. says

    I found that there are other things healthier such as Xylitol or Stevia – and I limit the amount of fruit I need – I watch my fructose levels as well – it will surprise some people – oranges have higher amount of fructose then strawberries or blueberries –

  9. Barbara says

    If you watch Dr. Oz’s show you would learn that Dark Blue Agave is the only safe sweetener. Before you put the artifical sweeteners in your mouth read the side effects online. It is absolutely frightening. I lost a 44 year old good friend to 1 diet drink a day, she died of brain tumors. Get Agave it is natural, not artifical and it does not raise the glycemic index. It only takes 1/2 as much as sugar to sweeten anything. It is wonderful if you must have sweet. Be blessed.

  10. Patrice says

    Hey Dr Oz viewers….like myself, I’m really trying to kick the habit. I think I do approx 5 teaspoons a day, but my blood pressure is up and I drink 1 cup of coffee in the morning and I recently added a cup of hot green tea to my afternoon and evenings. I use 1 to 2 teaspoons in each. Wondering if agave will taste good in these and where do you get it from. I shop at Harris Teeter a lot….has anyone seen it there. Is it on the sugar isle or with the spices. Any info is appreciated. thanks 🙂

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