So many of us don't understand how that tiny little cupcake can be so bad for our health.
I mean, something that tastes that good can't be all bad, right?
Unfortunately, sugar is poison in our veins so let's find out why it's best to put the cupcake down and instead pick up a sweet treat like an apple and honey instead.
1. Weight Problem
There is a direct connection to weight gain and sugared drinks.
Multiple studies have proven that those who consume sugary drinks are not only destroying the extra calories from beverages, but they will have the drink along with a meal and not compensate the sugar intake with less caloric foods.
2. Cardiovascular Disease
Sugar significantly increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Fatty liver disease, a contributor to diabetes, which raises your risk for heart disease.
Consuming too much added sugar can raise blood pressure and increase chronic inflammation, both of which are pathological pathways to heart disease.
3. Liver Disease
Sugar also increases fatty liver disease risks. A fatty liver is the result of the excess fat in liver cells.
Fatty tissue slowly builds up in the liver when a person’s diet exceeds the amount of fat his or her body can handle. A person has a fatty liver when fat makes up at least 5% of the liver.
4. Immune System Problem
Sugar directly affects the body's immune system.
Bacteria and yeast both thrive when fed glucose and sugar leading to sickness and possible disease.
5. Glucose Level Problem
Sugar will cause your glucose levels to increase and decrease at rapid rates, leading to the ‘sugar crash,' cravings, unstable moods, and feelings of hunger pains.
6. Dental Problem
Tooth decay from plague and bacteria, leading to cavities and bad oral hygiene which can lead to gum disease.
Our mouth serves as the first line of defense in our body, and when the entry to our body is decayed, it is inevitable that bacteria will invade the body.
Gum disease is one of the leading reasons for developing heart disease.
7. Memory Problem
Memory decreases in those with higher sugar consumption levels. Memory loss in diabetes can be a short term problematic brought on by too low or high blood glucose levels.
For example, during hypoglycemia, you may scuffle to remember words. High blood glucose levels, over a number of years, can damage the nerves, including those of the brain, which can increase the risk of dementia.
8. Sugar depletes calcium and magnesium absorbing rate, leading to weaker bones, loss of sleep and depression.
9. According to the Journal of Gerontology, sugar consumption is a direct culprit of dementia.
10. Sugar can lead to insulin resistance which is a contributor to severe cancers, and Type 2 Diabetes.
11. Cholesterol Problem.Emory University states that higher LDL cholesterol levels are directly affected by sugar intake.
12. Sugar has been shown to increase estrogens in men
13. Acne, rosacea, and other skin ailments are worse with sugar intake
14. Sugar ages skin cells leading to early aging, wrinkles and skin cells
15. Weakened amounts of flora impact gut Health. This can cause constipation, hemorrhoids, or gut inflammation.