Sugar in anything will decrease your production of growth hormone (GH). ¬†Growth hormone is often referred to as the “fountain of youth”. Synthetic growth hormone is a big part of the exploding “anti-aging” field of medicine. The many benefits of GH include : increase in energy, improved sleep, better fat metabolism, stronger bones, promotes muscle growth, improves sexual function. The production of GH naturally decreases with age. Try not to get older faster by eating a diet high in sugar and refined carbs.