Sugar might cause blood sugar and insulin levels to rise. If you have belly fat, you become insulin resistant, the first step to diabetes. Your pancreas works too hard, leading to other health problems.
Sugar is in almost everything and has at least 50 different names. Don’t be fooled by claims about “healthy” sugars. Sugar is sugar. Avoid it in, spaghetti, sauce, drinks ketchup, cookies, etc. Don’t bother with artificial sugars – they’re just as bad, if not worse than regular sugar.