So many people refrain from alcohol for many reasons from health to religious beliefs but not too many would give a second thought about consuming sugar. It was quite eye-opening for me to realize that the health consequences are almost identical and we forget that alcohol is fermented sugar!
Comparison of Effects of Alcohol and Sugar Consumption (from Mercola.com)
|Chronic Alcohol (Ethanol) Consumption||Chronic Fructose
|Hepatic dysfunction (ASH)||Hepatic dysfunction (NASH)|
|Fetal alcohol syndrome||Fetal insulin resistance|
|Addiction||Habituation, if not addiction|