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Trust Me, Your Sugar Addiction Is Doing Much Worse Than Helping You Put On The Pounds

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America has had a prominent fascination with sugar for quite some time now. Over the years humans have developed a large appetite for products that are primarily sugar based. For example, children have been raised with an insatiable desire to consume sugar products like candy and chocolate. Where did this addiction stem from? Who is responsible for this unparalleled desire?

The answer is simple, millions of years ago our ancestors used sugar as a way to collect and store fat. They did this because when times got tough, cold winters and what not, they needed something to help them survive. So, all in all, sugar is very good for you. However, the way in which society consumes sugar is completely unhealthy.

I’m sure you can name a couple problems sugar is known to cause, but I’m here to fill you in on what you may not know. Enjoy.

Skin

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Your skin could also be suffering from your constant sugar intake. Sugar cause elastin problems lead by inflammation. As a result your skin “ages” quicker. This includes wrinkles and sagging skin. Stay clear of large amounts of sugar if you hope to maintain your natural beauty, and also if you want to maintain a younger look.

Sexual Health

This is where it gets a little rough for the male readers. High levels of sugar in your blood could result in erectile dysfunction. This is something for men to think about next they’re putting that third sugar in their coffee. It can also have cause serious problems for maintaining erections. This is something many men would take more seriously than heart risk or kidney disease, I’m sure of it. However, the problem is easy to fix; don’t consume too much sugar and I’m sure everything will function just fine.

Brain

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Sugar has also been known to affect the brain significantly. There have ben studies conducted that have proven to be very beneficial to brain research. Large consumptions of sugar can lead to loss of memory, or memory formation. Sugar has also been known to lead to dementia or depression. Who knew something that brings joy to so many people could be so detrimental for their health.

Heart

Sugar is actually very bad for your heart, if you were to consume a lot of it. High levels of blood sugar actually have a negative effect on your most important organ, the heart. High levels of glucose are known to stress out your heart, and also decrease muscle function. This is horrible news for the sugar lovers out there. The scary thing is that this could also lead to heart failure if not properly monitored.

Kidneys

Your kidneys are known for filtering out the bad things you choose to put into your body; this includes filtering your blood. Large amounts of sugar in your blood will make it hard for your kidneys to do their job, forcing them to work overtime. This could cause problems in the future, like kidney disease. The last thing you want to do is stress your body out over things you could completely avoid. High levels of sugar are also closely related to type 2 diabetes.

Joints

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Sugar has also been known to lead to chronic arthritis. This is because sugar causes joint pain and inflammation. This is bad news for a lot of people because they perhaps did not know that this is the reason they may be feeling stiff throughout the day. The most important thing to remember is that you don’t have to cut it out of your diet completely, just maintain an understanding that a lot of sugar isn’t good for your joints.

Liver

Too much sugar consumption could lead to your liver developing cirrhosis. This is caused by inflammation, the same sort of thing that happens with excess alcohol consumption. It is hard to believe that sugar could have the same affects as alcohol, but it does make a lot of sense. Alcohol contains large amounts of sugar, which attribute to liver damage.

After reading this article I anticipate that your sugar intake may decrease slightly. This is not to say that you should never eat or drink sugary products ever again. This article was written to warn you about the problems sugar could cause for you in the future. If you pay close attention to medical research you will understand that sugar can have very negative affects on almost every part of your body.

Next time you’re considering a sugary treat think about the health issues you might have to face in the future. Don’t stress out too much though, a little sugar here and there never hurt anyone. Just make sure it’s a little sugar here and there, and not a lot of sugar everywhere.

Sources:

http://www.medicaldaily.com/sugar-addiction-doesnt-just-lead-obesity-it-affects-your-heart-health-brain-function-327660

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/20/sugar-dangers.aspx

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