It's kind of hard to believe that sugar can have such a detrimental effect on our health, but it's true. What we don't realize is that sugar can be an addiction, just like anything else. How many times in one day have you heard someone say, I need something sweet? Or, my sweet tooth is killing me? It's hard for many to make it through a whole day, or one meal, without satisfying the sweet tooth. After reading 143 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health, you just might be persuaded to lick the sugar habit. Getting rid of sugar in our diet is crucial for good, long-term health.

Are you a sugar addict? Take the sugar addiction quiz here.

Tomorrow, I'll give some pointers for eliminating or reducing sugar in the diet.