They say sugar is a silent killer and it is. This highly addicted substance is what makes the kids uncontrollable on sugar highs, what makes us run to the store for those after Halloween sales and what makes us regret eating the tub of chocolate ice cream. But just saying this won't get you to understand the ways that sugar destroys your health. Let's take a closer look into the health effects of sugar on the human body.
Too much sugar can lead to illnesses
With the added refined sugars being placed in our foods, the rate of sugar related illnesses is rising. In Australia, diabetes is the number seven cause of death. This is a consequence of Australians consuming between 45- 68 kilos of sugar per year. The addiction to sugar is literally destroying families and killing people. The high rate of refined sugars, such as fructose, glucose and sucrose are all contributing factors to the high rates of diabetes. Other health effects that can be caused from refined sugar are depression, asthma, ADD, low blood pressure and low blood sugar
Sugar causes weight gain
Wondering why you can't lose those extra kilos? You can't just go to the gym. You'll need to make changes to your diet, and sugar is the first thing you need to cut. I repeat, Cut the sugar. Sugar enters the bloodstream and gets stored as fat in the body. By removing the extra sugar and replacing it with vegetables and fruit, you'll be able to get rid of the excess weight which is putting a strain on your body.
Sugar weakens the human immune system
Whether you have excess weight or not, sugar places stress onto the human body. Increased stress can decrease white blood cell counts, raise chances for bacteria, viral, fungal and parasitic infections in the body. Suffering from chronic infections? Cut the sugar. You'll notice within two weeks a huge difference, mind you, the first couple days will be overcoming the sugar addiction.
It's important to remember that there is sugar in most foods, including fruits and vegetables. Eating sugar from fruits and vegetables is good in moderation. However, it's important to be mindful that added refined sugars are not supposed to be in the human body and should be removed from meals whenever possible. Remember: Sugar is the silent killer.