What Sugar Does To Your Body!
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Do you feel lethargic post lunch or you crave something sweet after meals? Or are you a victim of a bloated stomach and are struggling to lose weight? Well, let’s agree to it; we all love donuts, chocolates and that tall glass of cold coffee loaded with ice cream. But sugar consumption has hazardous effects on our overall health, which cannot be ignored, especially for those with a sedentary lifestyle. Excess sugar increases your risk of type -2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. And the worst part for us women who love our skin and want to look and feel young all the time, let me tell you, sugar reacts with the amino acid proteins in our body, causing wrinkles and premature aging. So with all these facts, we all know how bad sugar is for the body, but we don’t know why is it bad! So let me tell you, what sugar does to our body!
Eating sugar creates a surge of feel-good brain chemicals dopamine and serotonin. That’s something like what happens to your body when you take cocaine. And just like a drug, your body craves more after the initial high, which gradually gets you addicted to that feeling. So every time you eat it, you want more of it. Once you eat glucose, your body releases insulin, a hormone from your pancreas which absorbs the excess glucose in the blood and stabilizes your blood sugar levels. But then, your blood sugar drops again. Which means you’ve just experienced a sugar rush, and then a drastic drop, leaving you drained. This makes you feel sluggish all the time, or or you begin to feel hungry or thirsty constantly. And then you end up consuming more sugar. Eventually, you get stuck in a vicious cycle and keep consuming sugar to feel good. But then, your body is not capable of digesting all the sugar you are feeding your body. So it ultimately gives up! That’s when your body starts storing the excess glucose, making you fat, leaving you at the risk of diabetes and multiple other diseases.
Now we all know that sugary drinks, candy, baked goods, and sweetened dairy are the main sources of added sugar. But even savory foods, like breads, protein bars and ketchup can have sugar, making it all too easy to end up with a surplus of the sweet stuff. To complicate it further, added sugars can be hard to spot on nutrition labels since they can be listed under a number of names. So let’s see which are those foods with hidden sugar…..and what are the different hidden names for sugar!
Hope this video really helped you understand sugar better, and what it does to our body and hidden sugar in foods we eat.
Have you ever tried to quit sugar? And how did you feel? Please share with me and my tribe.
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