Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sugar's Effect on Your Health
The average American consumes an astounding 2-3 pounds of sugar each week, which is not surprising considering that highly refined sugars in the forms of sucrose (table sugar), dextrose (corn sugar), and high-fructose corn syrup are being processed into so many foods such as bread, breakfast cereal, mayonnaise, peanut butter, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, and a plethora of microwave meals.
Uneven sugar level in your blood often cause mood changes, sudden tiredness, constant headache and the desire to eat even more sugar. Slowly it becomes a habit and new dose of sugar cause only temporary relief, however after few hours sugar deficiency and hunger become even stronger. On the other hand, those who don’t overuse sugar feel stronger and more vital.
The health dangers which ingesting sugar on an habitual basis creates are certain. Simple sugars have been observed to aggravate asthma, move mood swings, provoke personality changes, muster mental illness, nourish nervous disorders, deliver diabetes, hurry heart disease, grow gallstones, hasten hypertension, and add arthritis.
Negative effects on your skin can be attributed to sugar. Certain parts of sugar molecules when entering into blood join with the proteins – this is called glycolisis. As a consequence new structures are formed which reduce body tissue integrity. To put it simply, the more sugar is in your blood the faster you become older. Well not you, your body does.