8 Side effects of Sugar

Thank you and Welcome to my blog! Here I mention some crucial side effects of consuming excess sugar that most people don’t know about.

“Everybody’s got their poison, and mine is sugar”

Derrick Rose

SUGAR will be an important ingredient in many dishes to elevate flavours. Many attribute their ‘sweet tooth’ to their heightened sense of euphoria. It is considered that Sugar is like an energy that stimulates your mood that hormones is known as Dopamine. This hormones makes us feel better thats why this is call ‘Feel Good’ hormones.

Sugar or Sugary food might be a positive effect on our Emotions but only at some certain level. Though there’s no need to live without consuming sugar, just be mindful of what you are letting into your body.

Types of Sugar.

There are two types of Sugar 

  1. Natural Sugar 
  1. Added Sugar 

What is the difference between two of Sugars?

Natural Sugar

According to the Sugar Association, sugar word means in science language “Sucrose”, which is considered a healthy component naturally produced in fruits and vegetables. Sucrose is a water-soluble carbohydrate that provides you energy for physical and mental functioning. 

Added Sugar

Sugarcane is known as having the highest quantity of Sugar and it is used for extraction of sugar for making added sugar. The sugar we add to our tea coffee or any types of sweet food that has bad effect on our health. Added sugar has less nutrients.  Added sugar is also available in readymade foods, packaged drinks, and every sugary food that we purchase from bakery or sweet shop. However, eliminating sugar from your meals may be challenging but you can limit your intake for the sake of better health. 

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Side effects of Sugar.

  • Weight Gain 
  • Increase sugar level 
  • Tooth Decay 
  • Acne 
  • Premature aging 
  • Mood Swing 
  • Dehydration 
  • High Blood presure

1. Weight gain: 

Sugar items are high in calories and low in nutrients. Consuming excessive quantity of Sugary foods leads to an increased calorie intake, raising the risk of weight gain and obesity. 

2. Increased sugar level: 

While consuming sugar doesn’t directly impact sugar levels of blood but factors like weight gain and increased heart issue due to high sugar consumption may lead to insulin resistance and increase the risk of diabetes. 

3.Tooth Decay  

Sugar nourishes oral bacteria, which produce acid as a waste product. This acid can erode tooth enamel, leading to various dental issues, including cavities. We can see the result as worms in children’s teeth because they eat chocolates and candies excessively.  

4. Mood swing: 

Many of us love to eat sweets or desserts the most, they make me feel better and relief. Because sugar in these foods instantly increases serotonin secretion that leads to a sudden change in mood. However, excessive sugar intake can negatively affect mental health, such as depression, anxiety, and irritability. 

5. Acne: 

Excessive sugar intake increases sebum production (oil for the skin). This factor affects the development of acne and pimples. 

6. Premature aging: 

The chemicals that are found in added sugar are known to impair collagen production in the skin. They also hinder the skin’s detoxification process, resulting in the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and premature aging. 

7. Dehydration: 

We feel when we take any sweet dish or desserts after that we need to drink water. Sweets increase our thirst. High sugar consumption affects blood and oxygen circulation in the skin cells, which can cause dryness and dehydration of the skin. 

8. High blood pressure: 

Consuming excessive sugar may inhibit the production of nitric oxide in blood vessels and activate the sympathetic nervous system. In result of these blood pressure and heart rate are increased. 

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