Scientific studies consistently show that sugar has a negative effect on our health and many governments have introduced sugar taxes to combat its adverse health effects. This has created a huge and growing demand for healthy sugar alternatives. Many people have read health articles about the dangers of eating too much sugar. Certainly, those who want to lose weight have heard their doctor say, “….. And cut out sugar”. But why? Why is sugar so bad for our health and our waistline? Before we find out about good sugar swaps and what foods are good replacement foods with little or no sugar, let’s find out why it is such a good idea to cut sugar out of your life.