5 shocking reasons why you should think twice before eating sugar
The findings also show that consuming too many fizzy drinks, sweets, cakes, and biscuits is bad for the brain and can trigger depression.
And being poisonous in nature, it has a lot of shocking effect on the human body, especially for men.
As a matter of fact, new research has revealed that millions of people could be making themselves anxious and depressed by consuming too much sugar.
In addition, other studies have suggested that excess amounts of sugar, which is often added to processed foods, confectionery, and beverages, can elevate your blood fat increases your risk of heart disease.
Such is the damaging effect of sugar that it can also lead to obesity and other debilitating disorders such as diabetes type two and prostate cancer in men.
And due to the consequence of diabetes and cancer treatments, erectile dysfunction may also be experienced.
Here are five shocking reasons why you should think twice before eating sugar
1. It causes heart disease
Studies have shown that large amounts of added sugars reduce high-density lipoprotein levels and raise triglyceride levels.
It is important to note that these two factors are fundamental to the onset of heart disease.
And as previously mentioned, sugar consumption can actually cause overweight, thereby increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease, which the American Heart Association stated affect a greater number of men in comparison to non-menopausal women.
2. It causes erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sex. And it is common in men who have diabetes, especially those with type 2 diabetes.
It can stem from damage to nerves and blood vessels caused by poor long-term blood sugar control.
Additionally, insulin which is produced as the result of a rise in sugar levels in the blood reduces the body's ability to make growth hormone (GH).
It alters testosterone levels and reduces libido.
3. It causes cancer
Statistics have it that cancer is fast becoming one of the leading causes of death around the world. And it is characterized by uncontrolled growth and multiplication of cells.
However, insulin has been shown to be one of the key hormones in regulating this sort of growth.
Owing to this, scientists and researchers are beginning to conclude that having a constantly elevated insulin level (a consequence of sugar consumption) can contribute to cancer.
4. It is bad for the teeth
Studies have shown that the longer you eat sugary foods or sip sugary drinks the more the chances of plaque bacteria to use the sugar to produce acids that attack your enamel, the hard surface of your tooth.
Cavities are a bacterial infection created by acids that cause your teeth to experience a hole in them.
This is why dentists would always advice people to keep away from carbonated soft drinks because they are bad for the teeth.
5. It overloads and damages your liver
The effects of too much sugar or fructose and that of alcohol are similar in nature. All the fructose you eat gets shuttled to the only organ that has the transporter which is your liver.
And as result, the liver is severely taxes and overload, thus leading to potential liver damage.
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