Obesity and Sugar Intake
Sugar has been referred to as the new tobacco.
Sugar is loaded with empty calories (energy) that your body stores for later days. Only, the later days never come and eventually all that built-up energy is turned into fat.
Blood Pressure and Sugar Intake
More and more American’s are being diagnosed with high blood pressure, and Mayo Clinic suggest that a poor diet is one of the biggest risk factors.
The more sugar you eat, the more your bad cholesterol levels can increase resulting in hardening of the arteries and increases in blood pressure.
Heart Disease and Sugar Intake
It doesn’t matter how much you weigh, consuming more sugar just improves your chances of developing heart disease and having a heart attack.
Figures in the past have shown that people who consume 25% more sugar than everyone else have a stronger chance of dying of a heart attack.
Addiction and Sugar Intake
While sugar is not classed as a drug, its effects are similar to heroin. For this reason, sugar is just as addictive as illegal drugs. They hijack the same neural pathways as heroin and cocaine and leave people craving more and more.
In addition, just like drugs, sugar can easily be abused.
Fatty Liver Disease and Sugar Intake
Sugar is largely composed of two simple types of sugars:
Fructose is very much the “evil twin” and heads immediately to your liver. Over time, too much sugar can cause a fatty liver, which, if left untreated, can lead to chronic liver disease or cirrhosis.
Diabetes and Sugar Intake
No doubt, the biggest connection researchers have made is the one between sugar and diabetes.
Diabetes happens when your pancreas doesn’t create enough insulin (hormone that helps turn glucose into energy) or the cells of your body are not able to take up glucose to use for energy.
Type 1 Diabetes occurs when you pancreas does not produce enough insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the cells do not utilize glucose appropriately, due to the development of obesity.
Cancer and Sugar Intake
Although tests are still at their tentative stage, there is some research that suggests sugar could cause certain cancers.
Dental Problems and Sugar Intake
Although sugar is certainly not the sole reason for oral issues, it can certainly cause some pretty nasty damage to your molars
This is because it leaves behind a trail of debris in your teeth, which, over time, can lead to plaque and ultimately cavity formation.