What Sugar Does to Your Body
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We all love how our little sugary snacks taste. I’m the first to admit, I like me a little sugary snack. BUT do you really know what sugar does to your body when you eat it?
Lets’ talk about that. So first off your brain gets a little excited once you start to chew that sweet snack because your body starts to flood with glucose which puts us on a sugar high, only to come crashing down a bit later and feel yucky!
Many treats, even breakfast cereals, are loaded with WAAAY too much sugar. We’ve all eaten it and I think it’s time we educate ourselves a bit more on the subject.
So now what? Well, the flood of sugar raises your insulin levels which then blocks the production of leptin ( your hunger hormone). The higher your insulin levels, the more hungry you feel, leading you to eat. Hello, belly fat!
So while your insulin levels are raised, your pancreas is working double time which can cause your cells to become insulin resistant and the sugar is just hanging around in your blood stream having a party while you’re putting yourself at risk for diabetes. Anyone want a candy bar?
While your liver is also working overtime to metabolize the sugar you’ve just eaten, it is putting you at risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Sugar can also mess with your cholesterol in that it increases the production of triglycerides, lowers your HDL ( which is your good cholesterol). This now can travel from your liver to your arteries causing hardening and blockage. Now you are at higher risk for a heart attack or even a stroke.
Sugar can cause inflammation, it can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease, and not to mention obesity.
Listen, I’m not trying to convince you of anything, you should do your own research when it comes to your health. It’s time for you to be your own advocate when it comes down to it all.
I’m going to be bringing you more important issues that sugar can cause havoc on in your body this week, so I urge you to follow along. You need to make educated decisions when it comes to what you are putting in your mouth.
I’m not perfect BUT over the years I have changed many things in my diet and based on what I have researched I have to share it with others so they too can make an educated decision from what I share.
Be sure to read up on my full series of What Sugar Does to Your Body.
- What sugar does to your heart
- 61 Names for Sugar that is Hidden in the Food We Eat.
- The Best Way to Know if You Have a Sugar Addiction.
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