SUGAR: It Comes Sweet With A Bitter Revenge

There is nothing more worth the treat than consuming your favorite dessert after a heavy good meal! However, people may not know that consuming too much sugar will lead to serious health conditions.

Commonly used "sugar" (sucrose) consists of glucose and fructose and is extracted from sugar cane or sugar beets. Sugarcane is grown in the tropics and subtropics of the world, including South Africa, Brazil, India, Mauritius, and the West Indies. Sugar comes naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates. Basically, sugar is essential in our body but consuming too much sugar can be a potential danger to your health. The body mostly uses carbohydrates as an energy source. Food producers also add sugar to many products, which can lead a person’s blood sugar levels to become too high.


Sugar has a bittersweet health reputation. Sugar is naturally present in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy products. Consuming whole foods that contain natural sugar is okay. Plant foods also contain high amounts of fiber, essential minerals, and antioxidants, and dairy products contain protein and calcium.


What will happen if a person is consuming too much sugar?


If you eat too much sugar, the excess insulin in your bloodstream can damage blood vessels throughout your body. This causes their walls to become inflamed, thicker than normal, and stiffer, putting a strain on your heart and damaging it over time. This can lead to heart conditions, such as heart failure, heart attacks, and strokes.


1. It will damage your heart

Sugar can cause inflammation throughout your body. A sugar-rich diet can lead to chronic inflammation, which can stress your heart and blood vessels and increase the risk of heart disease. Excessive consumption of sugar, especially in sugary drinks, also contributes to weight gain by causing the body to shut down its appetite control system because liquid calories are not as satisfying as solid foods. This is why it is easier for people to add more calories to their normal diet when they consume sugary drinks.


2. It will gain you so much weight

This is probably nothing new to you, but the more sugar you eat, the more it weighs. Research shows that people who drink sugar-sweetened beverages tend to weigh more and have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than those who do not. One study even found that people who increased their sugar intake gained about 1.7 pounds in less than 2 months. Too much sugar can inflame fat cells and cause them to release weight-increasing chemicals.


Research shows that people who drink sugar-sweetened beverages tend to weigh more and have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than those who do not. One study even found that people who increased their sugar intake gained about 1.7 pounds in less than 2 months.


3. It will lead to kidney failure

Once the blood sugar level rises above 180 mg/dl, the kidneys begin to release sugar into the urine. The higher the blood sugar level, the more sugar is in the urine. If your kidneys are normal, this is usually not a problem, but if you have diabetes, too much sugar can damage the kidneys.


If you have diabetes, too much sugar can damage your kidneys. The kidneys play an important role in filtering the blood. Once the blood sugar level reaches a certain level, the kidneys begin to release the excess sugar into the urine. Left unchecked, diabetes can damage the kidneys, preventing them from doing their job of filtering waste materials from the blood. This can lead to kidney failure.


4. May increase risk of cancer

There is some evidence that consuming large amounts of sugar is linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer, including cancer of the esophagus. Consuming too much sugar can also lead to weight gain and increase your risk of obesity and diabetes, which can increase your risk of cancer. Cancer cells generally grow and multiply rapidly, which requires a lot of energy. That means they need a lot of glucose. Cancer cells also need many other nutrients such as amino acids and fats; You don't just crave sugar.


5. It affects your immune system

Studies have shown that increasing sugar intake weakens the immune system. When your immune system is weakened, you are more likely to get sick. Eating a lot of foods and drinks that are high in sugar or refined carbohydrates that your body processes as sugar can lower your body's ability to fight disease. Sugar can interfere with the way your body fights disease. Bacteria and yeast feed on sugar, so excess glucose in the body causes these organisms to build up and cause infections.


6. It causes tooth decay

An unhealthy diet can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Every time you eat sugar, starch, and carbohydrates, you build up these plaque acids, which can damage, break down, and lead to cavities, your tooth enamel. Most foods contain sugar, including healthy and nutritious foods like vegetables and milk.


It is known that when you eat sugary food or drinks, plaque bacteria use this sugar to produce acids that attack your enamel, the hard surface of your tooth. Most carbonated sodas, including diet sodas, are acidic and therefore bad for your teeth.


7. It can lead to a serious chromium deficiency

Chromium deficiency is a common problem. Many people, such as athletes, diabetics, pregnant women, and the elderly, are at particular risk for chromium deficiency, leading to poor insulin function, inhibition of protein synthesis, and energy production as well as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.


Everything that the world could offer is good. However, we should always remember that too much everything is bad for our health. The AHA suggests an added-sugar limit of no more than 100 calories per day (about 6 teaspoons or 24 grams of sugar) for most women and no more than 150 calories per day (about 9 teaspoons or 36 grams of sugar) for most men.


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