10 reasons why sugar is bad for you 2020 ADDAFITNESS

Why sugar is bad for you?

Can something so sweet and delicious hurt so much? Alas, yes! However, if you do not know exactly how sugar has a negative effect on your health, here are some, hopefully useful, advise to learn about the 10 main reasons why you may want to limit it in your diet:

1. Sugar is the cause of a sharp drop in blood glucose

Unstable blood sugar levels often lead to mood swings, fatigue, headaches and an overwhelming need for more sugar. This need forms the enchanted cycle of addiction, whereby each new sugar "blow" makes you feel temporarily better, but after a few hours you again experience an acute need for sugar and hunger. At the same time, those who avoid sugar say that they rarely, if not at all, do not need sweet things and feel emotionally stable and full of energy.

2. Sugar increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

Large-scale studies show that the higher the glycemic index (GI) of foods that one consumes (these are foods that quickly affect blood glucose levels), the greater the risk of overweight, disease from diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A new study suggests a link between high GI and various cancers.

3. Sugar has a negative effect on the immune system

No human studies have been done, but animal studies have shown that sugar suppresses immunity. More studies are needed to understand the exact mechanism, but what is known is that bacteria feed on sugar and that when these organisms "get out of control" in the body, infections and diseases are more likely.

4. Frequent consumption of foods high in sugar leads to chromium deficiency

If you consume a lot of sugar and other processed carbohydrates , you probably won't get enough chromium, and one of the main functions of chromium is to regulate blood sugar. According to experts, most of us do not get enough chromium in our food.

Chromium is found in various animal foods, seafood and fish, as well as in most plant foods. Processed starch and other carbohydrates "steal" these chromium foods.

5. Sugar accelerates aging

It contributes to that treacherous sign of aging i.e skin sagging. Part of the sugar you consume after it hits the bloodstream ends the attack by sticking to the proteins, a process called glycation. These new molecular structures "help" to lose the elasticity of tissues in the body - from skin to organs and arteries. The more sugar circulates in the blood, the faster the damage becomes.

6. Sugar damages teeth

With all the other life-threatening effects of sugar, we sometimes forget one of the main troubles it causes. When it comes to teeth, sugar damages them more effectively than any other food substance and all the money in the world cannot reverse the process. 

7. Sugar can cause gum disease, and they can cause heart disease

There is increasing evidence that chronic infections, such as those resulting from periodontal disease, play a role in the development of coronary artery disease. The most popular theory is that the body responds to a wide range of infections.

8. Sugar affects children's behavior and cognitive abilities

It is thought that one of the causes of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be the use of sugar and many children with ADHD have an overwhelming desire to consume foods with high GI, leading to hypoglycemia.

All foods with a high GI cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels, resulting in a temporary burst of energy and, at the same time, hyperactivity. This inevitably leads to irritability, sleep problems and lack of concentration.

For this reason, if foods with low GI are consumed for most of the time and especially in the morning blood sugar and energy levels will remain stable, allowing the child to concentrate better and stabilize your emotions. 

9. Sugar increases stress

When stressed, the levels of stress hormones increase. These chemicals are the body's "emergency team" sent to prepare the body for attack or retreat. They also come into play when blood sugar levels are low. 

For example, a sugar bomb (say, a piece of cake) causes the release of stress hormones such as adrenaline, epinephrine and cortisol. One of the main things that these hormones do is increase blood sugar levels, thus delivering fast energy to the body.

The problem is that these hormones can make us feel restless, irritable and even shaky.

10. Sugar takes the place of important nutrients

Studies by nutritionists show that the people who consume the most sugar have the lowest absorption of vital nutrients and especially vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin B-12, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Unfortunately, the ones who consume the most sugar are children and teenagers - just people, who are most in need of these nutrients.


Is having a sweet tooth more important to you than your life ? Perhaps, given these ten reasons for not consuming sugar (or at least not in such large quantities), you will try to be more careful about your food choices. Sugar can be hidden in many natural and packaged foods also, so be cautious about your diet. Risks and damages by sugar is far more than your taste satisfaction. 


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