Sugar causes more harm to your body than good. And even though you stop adding sugar into your beverages, this ingredient can still be found in other foods you consume daily, but you are not aware of it. Such foods are candy bars, oatmeal, cornflakes, and other sweetened foods.
On the average, Americans consume more than 32 tsp of sugar daily, which makes it 224 tsp of sugar weekly.
These are some of the concerns you have to be worried:
- Regular consumption of sugar contributes to eating more fructose. This reduces your feeling of satiety. When you eat more sugary meals you can have insulin resistance and stand the risk of being a diabetic.
- Your liver can be damaged as sugar or fructose acts the same way as alcohol, thus the liver becomes overloaded with fructose, causing damage.
- Consuming sugar daily can raise your levels of uric acid in the blood, putting you on risk of kidney disease or failure, and cardiovascular issues (heart attack and stroke).
- You are at higher risks of metabolic dysfunction syndrome, causing a lot of issues like high bad cholesterol levels, low good cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, high blood sugar levels, obesity, and excessive weight gain.