Sugar is one of the main culprit behind obesity and most of the health problems but it is an addictive ingredient and tough to stay away from, are we right? Sugar, natural or refined can have similar negative effects. Naturally occurring sugars are fine if consumed in limited quantities but refined sugars is a strict no-no! Sugar and sugary desserts and sugary food is definitely comforting and delicious but it have bad health effects.
If you are trying to start eating healthy and want to cut down on cholesterol and sugar, below are some facts that can help you prepare mentally even better-
REASONS WHY SUGAR IS BAD FOR YOU:
Sugar is the main culprit behind tartar, tooth decay and all dental problems, directly or indirectly. Sugar combines with saliva and bacteria (and feed them) in the mouth and can speed up plaque formation, decay and tartar.
Sugar when consumed regularly can cause weight gain as it promotes fat deposits and burn/consume carbohydrates as a primary source of energy. It increases fat percentage and this leads to increase in cholesterol and weight. Sugar can also slow down metabolism, cause acidity, mess up digestion etc.
As mentioned above, sugar can cause weight gain as it promotes fat deposits and increase in cholesterol. High cholesterol is directly related to heart diseases!
LACK OF ENERGY
Consuming excess sugary foods can increase fatigue, tiredness and cause more sweating as well. Sugar causes rapid rise of adrenaline that can lead to hyperactivity. Consume sugar-free foods or sugar substitutes to keep stamina at peak.
Sugar can make your PMS symptoms worse than usual. It increases bloating, water retention, slows down metabolism, causes inflammation in the body and can also affect mental health.
Sugar has oxidative properties that can provoke acne, clogging and breakouts. It also reduces skin elasticity.
Sugar reduces mental clarity and can trigger stress and anxiety. It suppresses the activity of BDNF hormone that further causes depression and feeds negative feeling.