Problems Associated With Excessive Sugar Consumption

Sugar is one of the most enticing food items. Some people have a sweet tooth, so they keep on consuming food items rich in sugar without considering its future consequences. Numerous researchers have found out that sugar is perilous for our body. Excessive sugar intake derails our dream to lose weight. But, this is not all, as it also contributes to various deadly diseases such as diabetes and cancer. This is one of the reasons why you need to keep a strict tab on your sugar intake. Following are some of the health hazards of excessive sugar intake:

Weight Gain: Consuming excessive sugar in any form leads to weight gain. When large amount of sugar enters your body, then the body fails to absorb all of it. This is when people start gaining weight and in rare cases they suffer from severe weight problems such as obesity. Whether you’re consuming a beverage rich in sugar or a food item high in sugar, you are bound to experience the side effects.

Diabetes: This is somewhat known to all that excessive sugar intake leads to diabetes in the long run. If the blood has excessive sugar, then it is stored in our body as fat. Too much sugar in our body leads to obesity, which triggers diabetes in later stages, but it can be controlled if an individual starts controlling his/her sugar intake. There is no permanent solution for diabetes to date, so you should not let the situation reach to that stage and control things at initial stage only.

Tooth Decay: We are all well aware of the fact from our childhood days that excessive sugar intake leads to tooth decay. Our parents ingrain this aspect of sugar intake since our early days. You need to keep a check on sugar intake in the form of sweets, chocolate bars and beverages.

There are a plethora of other problems associated with excessive sugar intake, therefore, you should strictly control your sugar consumption in any form.

2017-03-30T15:27:13+00:00 By |

About the Author:

Jean who has a nursing background is a mother of 2 adult children. Jean's love of food fuels her need for exercise daily including Tai Chi, Yoga, walking and using her stationary bike. She has found that exercise along with nutrition and diet are quality of her life enhancing factors, because she wants to live to be a healthy 100 year old.


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