The Perils of Excess Sugar Consumption: Part 1
Reasons to reduce sugar in our diet
Increases unfavourable weight gain
Drives metabolic disease
Highly toxic in the blood
Feeds cancer cells
Contribute to NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease)
Causes leptin resistance
Creates acidity in the blood
Contributes to atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries)
Leads to brittle bones
Damages veins and arteries
Causes skin issues
Reduces magnesium in the body (it takes 4 molecules of magnesium to digest 1 molecule of sugar)
Leads to bacterial imbalance
Contributes to tooth decay
Promotes negative mood disorders
Associated with certain mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety
Down-regulates learning, memory and thoughts
Creates fermentation in the digestive tract - increasing gas production
This is just a general list of some of the negative impacts of Sugar.
Sugar plays a pivotal role, but overconsumption is literally breaking us down.
In part 2, I discuss the effects in further detail.