Sugar is a well-studied food that grows cancer cells. Consider this – for PET scanning which is one method used to diagnose cancer, patients are injected with radioactively marked sugar. This reaches those organs and tissues that consume a lot of sugar.
Cancerous tumor cells ingest almost 30 times more sugar than normal tissue, allowing doctors to easily pinpoint the location of the cancerous cells. You don’t need a more convincing reason to drop processed sugars from your diet.
Alternative: Grab a sweet, fiber-filled treat like an orange for dessert. Consuming nutrient-rich, whole foods are excellent for staving off sugar cravings.