The truth is,
We all love to eat sugar and it is everywhere, you can find it in cakes, chocolates, candies, juices,ice cream, cookies etc and we add it to tea, coffee, milk and oats.
If there is someone’s birthday, yay! Let’s eat sugar.
We can not get enough of sugar because we love eating it.
Processed foods contain maltose, fructose and sucrose. Which are sugar.
So, here’s the real deal about writing this article,
Too much sugar may turn out to be deadly and you should avoid eating it too much. Here we are going to find out why:
1. Weight Gain:
Sugar affects our metabolism by controlling our appetite. Researches have shown that the more sugar you eat the more weight you gain.
It increases your chances of type 2 diabetes.
So if you want to lose weight then cutting down on sugar is the good option to start with.
2. High Blood Pressure:
Consuming too much sugar increases the level of nitric oxide which causes blood vessels to become narrow, which in turn causes high blood pressure and increases the risk of cardiac disease.
3. Insulin Resistance:
Taking too much sugar can increase the body’s demand for insulin, which is a hormone that helps food to convert into energy.
When insulin levels are high then this hormone becomes less effective so sugar can not get into the cells and gets stuck in the body, which produces obesity and can cause diabetes.
4. Liver Disease:
Too much sugar raises insulin levels and drives fat into the liver cells, which causes inflammation and scarring.
Fructose is responsible for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
5. Heart Disease:
By consuming too much sugar we lower level of HDL (High Density Lipoprotein), which is considered to be “good cholesterol’, and higher the level of LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein), which is bad “cholesterol”. This clogs up blood vessels and arteries, which finally leads to heart disease.
Our mouth is home to hundreds of bacteria. Many of them are beneficial but others are harmful. Harmful bacteria feed on sugar that we eat and produce acids, which leads to cavities.
7. Nutritional Deficiencies:
Sugar contains calories, so we tend to skip the healthy things that we should be eating instead.