Sugar is sugar no matter what name it is listed under!
Corn syrup, agave nectar, palm sugar, cane juice or sucrose… Sugar can negatively affect your body in different ways.
So let’s have a closer look at how too much sugar can affect your health:
Eating too much sugar will give your brain a surge of feel-good chemicals called dopamine. Then your brain starts to need more and more sugar to get the same feeling of pleasure this is the time where your body craves a candy bar, chocolate or something sweet!
As soon as you eat something high in sugar, it gives you a quick burst of energy by raising your blood sugar. As your cells absorb the sugar, your level will drop and you may feel tired and anxious. Research has linked a high sugar intake to higher risk of depression in adults.
Sugar can cause inflammation in body, so if you already suffering from joint pain, high sugar intake could exacerbate the pain. Also, studies shown that high sugar intake could increase the risk of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis.
High sugar intake could make your skin age faster! This is another side effect of inflammation. Collagen and elastin are protein fibers that keep your skin firm and youthful. Sugar attaches to proteins in your bloodstream and creates harmful molecules called ‘’advanced glycation end products’’. These molecules have been shown to damage collagen and elastin in your skin.
In order for the sugar to be absorbed in your blood, your body produces insulin. That extra insulin in your bloodstream can affect your arteries, and it causes their walls to get tense, which will add stress to your heart and damage it over time. Excess sugar intake has been linked to heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.
Your Weight Excess sugar intake can increase your body weight, which will lead to a range of different health issues. Also, high sugar intake could have harmful effect on other organs such as kidneys, pancreas, liver and even your teeth!
So let’s start from now to reduce the sugar intake every day. We will be coming back with some useful tips to help you reduce your sugar intake soon, so watch this space for more information!