Sugar is like a poison and killer that murders the body system. It can cause the body system not to function properly. Sugar is an harmful substance that can cause, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, fatigue, anxiety, hyperactivity, high-blood pressure, behavioural disorder, colon diseases, allergies, diabetes, hypoglycaemia, blurriness of the eyes, acoustic problems, cerebrum disease such as forgetfulness and schizophremia- the most dreaded of all mental illness. So tell me, what shall you gain from harmful substance like sugar?
Why is sugar such a harmful substance? It is usually in foods that contain nothing but empty calories. Empty calories foods are foods that provide filler but little food value. People who eat a lot of food with high proportion of sugar may feel full all the time but actually are undernourished. Each American consumes about 100 to 150 pounds of white sugar each year. Much of it is consumed in junk foods.
The really bad thing about white sugar is that it takes the place of the good food you should be consuming and definitely has no nutritional values. Sugar is like a robber. Most people always say they don’t eat 120 pounds of sugar in a year, it is probably they don’t eat that much out of a sugar basin.
However, there is a lot of hidden sugar in most food we eat. Sugar can be found in additives, food colouring, cake, bread, salad dressings, can foods, etc. Junk foods contain a lot of simple carbohydrates and are very much abundant in bread, soft drinks, cookies, spaghetti, jellies, pretzels, plantain and potato chips, candies, etc.
whenever you drink a coke and the coke feel your teeth, do you ever noticed it become sticky or when you spill little amount on your chair or hand? That is because it’s overloaded with sugar, which is very harmful to the body.
See the proportion of hidden sugar in some foods we consume everyday
#1. 8 teaspoons of sugar are at least present in a soft-drink.
#2. 15 teaspoons of sugar are present in one piece of chocolate cake.
#3. Canned fruit has about 4 to 5 teaspoons of sugar per half cup.
#4. Two ounces of chocolate bar has 8 teaspoons of sugar.
#5. One glazed donut has 6 teaspoons of sugar. Sugar indeed is a harmful substance.
We must learn to replace the junk foods with fresh fruit and vegetables, grains and wheat-bread. Also, beans, peas and poultry.
Now, let me show you the 11 Killer harmful effects of sugar to the body. Read this and perhaps you might save lives by sharing it to love ones.
#1. Sugar can cause heart disease
Harmful effects of sugar may cause heart disease. When excess sugar is being eaten, weight is gained and lead to insulin resistance, therefore increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
#2. Sugar may cause high-blood pressure
Whenever there is a weight gained. There is always risk of having high blood pressure. The heart pumps blood into the arteries which carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood out to the body and contributes to hardening of the arteries, to stroke, kidney disease, and to the development of heart failure.
#3. Sugar can cause cancer
A study uncovered by one of the volunteer researchers at Greenmedinfo – Jonathan Middleton identify adverse effects of sugar, not only as fuel source for an already existing cancer, but as a primary driver in oncogenesis –the start of cancerous characteristics within healthy cells.
Research shows that being overweight increases your risk of cancer. Being obese may cause changes in hormone levels. Changes to sex hormones or insulin might increase the risk of developing breast, colon or uterine cancer. A healthy body weight will be different for everyone, so check with your doctor about what a healthy body weight is for you
#4. Sugar can cause fatigue
Over consumption of sugar can cause chronic tiredness
#5. Sugar can cause blurriness of the eye
When your blood sugar gets too high, it can cause the fluids to shift in your eye and your lenses to change in size. And when the size changes, your eyes focus differently. The good news is, once you get your blood sugar back in check, your vision usually returns back to normal. And it’s likely to stay that way if you keep your diabetes under control. But let your blood sugar continue to spike, and you may set yourself up for damage to your retinas and even vision loss down the road.
The reason I highlighted that is because, the disease is very common nowadays and even affecting one of my neighbours presently.
#6. Sugar can cause ulcer
Harmful effects of sugar may cause ulcer
#7. Sugar may cause hyperactivity
There are some individuals that believe sugary foods are a major contributor in causing hyperactivity, particularly in children. Results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in February 1994 indicate this is very unlikely. Two groups of children, one group suspected of being sugar sensitive and the other presumed not to be, were fed a variety of carefully calibrated diets, including one high in sucrose (table sugar). The researchers concluded that the higher than normal sugar regimen had no significant effect on either group of youngsters. As always, your child's physician should be consulted before any dietary changes are made.
#8. Sugar can cause acoustic problem
Much sugar in the body can lead to problem with hearings, such as vibrations or ringing of the ear
#9. Sugar can cause forgetfulness
Apart from stress, lack of sleep, multitasking, depression, pregnancy, etc. Sugar can also serve as the major cause for loss of memory.
#10. Sugar can cause allergies
A damaging immune response may be due to high proportion of sugar in the body
#11. Sugar can cause schizophremia
Schizophrenia is a serious disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginary; may be unresponsive or withdrawn; and may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations. These are 11 killer harmful effects of sugar to the body.
Some are not accustomed to eating right, that is why they die young, that's why they have diabetes, that's why they have high-blood pressure, that's why they are fat and lazy. If you eat right, you will surely have good health, feel better and live longer!
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