How Too Much Sugar Can Make You Sick
America loves its sweet eats. People are consuming large amounts of sugar. People are eating,on average, more than 150 pounds of sugar annually. Everybody knows that sugar is no good for your teeth. It leads to tooth decay. For many years dentist having been telling us about how bad sugar can be in that aspect and they’ve been successful in getting their message across. But there are many harmful effects of sugar.
When talking about heart disease it is often mentioned that a diet high in fat is at the root of it. But recent studies show that eating a lot of sugar is also bad for your heart. If more than 20% of a person’s diet is made up of sugar then their risk for getting heart disease skyrockets. Excess sugar becomes fat. There really is no difference between eating fat and sugar when you eat excessive amounts of sugar. Along with being at risk for heart disease, sugar eaters also put themselves at risk for having a stoke. Sugar decreases the body’s ability to protect itself from the buildup of plague in arteries.
When we eat foods high in sugar it makes us momentarily happy. Chemicals that makes us happy are released in our brain when sugar enters our system. But too much sugar can have the opposite effect. High sugar diets can cause a person to become depressed.
It has also been shown that people with mental and emotional health issues are also effected by sugar. Schizophrenics who eat many sugary foods have more psychotic breaks than those who do not. This is the case for all mental disorders.
America’s addiction to sugar is the reason why so many people are obese today. Sugar drinks are the main culprit. They are empty calories but beyond that, when you drink your calories it greatly increasing how many calories you intake. Your body reacts differently to drinking than it does eating. You don’t eat all day but it is very common for people to sip on sugary drinks all day. It is very easy to drink over 1,000 calories in a day with all the sugar in soft drinks and juices. That is nearly all the calories you need without have eating a single thing.
There are many diseases associated with obesity and America’s expanding waistline means those diseases are on the rise. Diabetes, cancer, liver disease, infertility, skin infections and gallstones are all related to obesity. So sugar doesn’t just make you overweight it puts you at risks for some very serious diseases and it can even kill you. Doctors, dieticians and other healthcare professional have been trying to get people to see how bad sugar is. However, it is very difficult to get people to change their eating habits even though they know the harmful effects of sugar because sugar is addictive. It is this addiction that really makes sugar harmful.
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