Sugar causes inflammation in the body which results in joint pains, and also damage the protein fibre which is responsible in keeping your skin firm and youthful.
Sugar is labelled in 50 different names- raw sugar, cane sugar, agave, corn syrup, brown sugar, extra refined white sugar, juice concentrates, fruit juices and so on- we need to educate ourselves on the ingredients being used. Get rid of sugar early in life!
Naturally occurring sugar in fruits and vegetables are safe. Habits started early on (in kids also) will go a long way in keeping the body fit and young for many years to come.