Does sugar affect your health and is it so bad? Read on and learn how to enrich your meal with more nutrients and healthier food products.
1. Sugar cause sudden increase in glucose level.
Uneven sugar level in your blood often cause mood changes, sudden tiredness, constant headache and the desire to eat even more sugar. Slowly it becomes a habit and new dose of sugar cause only temporary relief, however after few hours sugar deficiency and hunger become even stronger. On the other hand, those who don’t overuse sugar feel stronger and more vital.
2. Sugar increases the risk of obese, diabetes and heart diseases
International researches showed that there is a correlation between usage of glycolic products including sugar and obesity or diabetes. Such products also increase the risk of heart diseases. Newest researches found some evidences that glycemic products can be biased with various cancer forms.
3. Sugar cause immune system disorders.
When experimenting with animals it was discovered that sugar block immune reactions. Further research is needed but it is now known that bacteria and yeast need sugar to grow. In the presence of imbalance between these materials (bacteria and sugar) human immune system can become weaker. As a result people tend to ill a lot more.
4. Large doses of sugar cause chromium deficiency in the body.
People who constantly consume large amounts of sugar or other refined carbohydrates do not get enough chromium which is mainly responsible for regulating sugar level in the blood. Chromium can be found in many animal or vegetative products and also in the seafood products. Refined carbohydrates take chromium away from these products.
5. Sugar cause aging.
Negative effects on your skin can be attributed to sugar. Certain parts of sugar molecules when entering into blood join with the proteins – this is called glycolisis. As a consequence new structures are formed which reduce body tissue integrity. To put it simply, the more sugar is in your blood the faster you become older. Well not you, your body does.
6. Sugar cause dental decay.
This aspect of sugar on your teeth is often omitted. Sugar is one of the most caries producing foods in the world. To test that, you can throw a tooth into a glass of coca cola, eventually you will see that sugar don’t whiten and strengthen your teeth.
7. Sugar cause dental disease, later it can develop into heart disease.
It was proved that chronic periodontal infections stimulate coronary artery disease. Dental problems often lead to heart disease.
8. Sugar effects on your kids’ health and learning abilities.
Many parents notice that sugar has effect on their children behavior. Kids react to raw sugar and sweeteners more or less the same so difference between sugar and sweeteners research haven’t shown noticeable difference.
Now a little bit about kids’ cognitive abilities. In 1979-1983 period New York Schools participated in the interesting experiment. All food products with sugar, artificial sweeteners and dyes where removed from pupil’s breakfast and lunch. The results where shockingly positive. Overall grades have increased by about 15,7 percent while test group achieved only 1,7% improvement.
9. Sugar and Stress
While in stressful situation body releases stress hormone cortisol. This hormone also makes himself more prevalent when sugar levels in blood decrease. For example when you eat a piece of cake, the sugar levels sharply increase after a while it decrease sharply also. At the time stress hormones are activated. They quickly pump more sugar and energy into the body. The problem is that those useful hormones can cause anxiety, irritation and sudden change of mood.
10. Sugar obtrudes important nutrients.
Scientists warn that people who consume lots of sugar don’t have important nutrients in they ration, especially vitamins A, C, B12, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. Sadly enough, kids fall into this category and they are those who need these nutrient the most.
Now when we know so much about sugar we can improve our life by choosing foods more carefully. Not all products containing sugar are sweet so you can’t tell by the taste. When buying premade or canned food products closely read description tags. Even dietary food can contain much sugar.