Imagine battery acid running through your veins. That's pretty much what sugar us doing inside your body! Yes, graphic and perhaps a little overdramatic, I know.
But sugar is crippling your body in many ways you have probably never even considered.
It leads to weight gain
Too much sugar can really start to weigh you down literally. Most sources of simple sugars are considered empty calories.
Unlike foods like fruits or vegetables, which provide tons of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, sugar doesn't really add anything to the diet. Except for calories.
This means that instead of eating foods that promote satiety and keep you feeling full, you’re just eating to add extra calories to your diet. Not ideal
It causes heart disease
Too much sugar has a negative impact on our entire body, but it's especially damaging to the heart.
Triglycerides are a form of fat that we get from eating too many saturated fats, such as refined vegetables oils. But a more pressing concern is the fact that there are also formed wen we eat too many calories, especially in from foods rich in sugar.
It causes insulin resistance
One of the major negative effects of sugar on the body is it's role in insulin resistance. Here's how it happens: when we ear sugar, out glucose levels start to rise. Then, our body begins producing insulin to help carry the glucose out of the blood and into the cells.
It hurts your liver
Just as eating too much sugar can cause heart disease, it can also harm your liver. Sugar is actually 50 percent glucose and 60 percent fructose.
Fructose is arguably even more devastating that glucose to your health and waistline. But for years, the medical and dietary community has mainly been concerned with the glycemic index of foods, which only accounts for the glucose mediated rise in blood sugar after eating a specific food.
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