Sugar is everywhere and almost everyone loves it. You can find it in cakes, chocolates, candies, juices, ice creams, cookies etc. We add it to tea, coffee, milk, oats and many other dishes. If there is someone’s birthday party, there’s definitely going to be sugar items.
We can not get enough of sugar because we love eating it. Processed foods contain maltose, fructose and sucrose which is basically sugar. Eating too much sugar may turn out to be very harmful and you should avoid it as much as possible. Here we are going to find out why:
1. Sugar May Cause You Gain Wait:
Sugar affects our metabolism by controlling our appetite. It has empty calories. 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. Risk Of High Blood Pressure:
Consuming too much sugar increases the levels of nitric oxide which in turn 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 need for insulin. Insulin is a hormone that our body needs to convert food 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. Might Lead To Liver Disease:
Too much sugar raises insulin levels in body and drives fat into the liver cells, which causes inflammation and scarring in liver. Fructose is responsible for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
5. Bad For Heart:
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 may finally leads to heart disease.
You might not know this but your mouth is home to hundreds of bacteria. Many of them are beneficial but others are harmful too. Harmful bacteria feed on sugar that we eat and produce acids, which leads to dental problems such as cavities.
7. Nutritional Deficiencies:
Sugar has too much calories. Hence, while eating sugar we tend to skip the healthy things that we should be eating instead.