Problems with Sugar
The source of sugar thousands of years ago came through hunter-gatherers that ate fruit sporadically and infrequently since they were competing with birds.
Now, sugar hits come all year round, often with less nutritional value and far more easily.
Do things that include sugar taste nice? YES!
Should you cut all sugar out of your diet? NO, what would be the fun in that!
This article is not to put you off sugar completely but merely inform you about some impacts it can have on your body!
Sugar causes glucose levels to spike and plummet. Unstable blood sugar can leave you experiencing mood swings, fatigue, and headaches. It also contributes to cravings, which begins the cycle of false hunger. By contrast, those who avoid sugar report having fewer cravings while feeling more emotionally balanced and energised.
Sugar increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. While we all like to indulge once in a while, foods that quickly affect blood sugar contribute to a greater risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes
Your immune function can be affected by sugar. As if being sick wasn’t bad enough, studies have shown that sugar can interfere with the way your body fights disease.
Sugar accelerates ageing. While you probably know that sugars can affect your body composition, they can also mess with your skin by contributing to wrinkles and sagging. After sugar hits your bloodstream, it attaches to proteins. The mix of these proteins with sugar causes the skin to lose elasticity and leads to premature aging.
Sugar causes tooth decay. With all the other life-threatening effects of sugar, we sometimes forget the most basic cosmetic damage it does. When it sits on your teeth, sugar causes decay more efficiently than any other food. It’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day to stop sugars from fuelling plaque and bacteria.
Sugar increases stress. After you eat a sweet snack, stress hormones begin to compensate for the crash by raising your blood sugar. The result? Unexplained anxiousness, irritability, and even shakiness.
Disclaimer: This article is intended to inform you and enhance your general knowledge in respect of healthy eating and should never be used as a substitute for medical care or advice.
You must always seek medical advice for medical conditions and health issues.