Processed sugar is addictive and can lead to many serious ailments. Sugars are simple carbohydrates. Natural sugars found in fruits and other organic foods are healthier for you and your body. Why is refined sugar so bad for our health? I have a answer to that question. The refined sugar used in processed foods can deplete the cells in your body and cause them to steal minerals found in tissue stores. It turns it into glucose and then energy. Sugar has many names. one name familiar to us all is high fructose corn syrup. You can minimize the sugar in your diet by excluding sodas, processed foods, and sugary foods. Sugary foods can be a hard habit to kick. It is not easy but its possible. This will not happen over night and your health will improve over time.