Why is Sugar Bad?

Sugar can negatively affect your body in many ways. Let’s take a closer look...

Your Brain Sugar releases the feel-good chemical called dopamine. As we eat more sugar, we need higher amounts in order to get the same feeling of pleasure, leading to those “gotta-have-it” cravings.

Your Mood Studies have linked a high sugar intake to a greater risk of depression in adults.

Your Teeth Your parents were right when they told you sugar was bad for your teeth as a kid. After eating something sweet, cavity-causing bacteria feeds on the sugar that lingers.

Your Joints Sugar can cause inflammation in the body, worsening joint pain. Additionally, research shows that sugar consumption can increase your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

Your Skin Inflammation can also cause the skin to age faster.

Your Liver Over time, excess sugar intake can cause your liver to become resistant to insulin which can lead to type 2 diabetes.

Your Heart Excess sugar causing extra insulin can also affect your arteries. Arterial walls grow faster than normal which adds stress to the heart, often leading to heart disease.

So what do you think? Is it time to kick the sugar habit? Next time you reach for that sugary treat, consider the impacts on your body and go for something fresh instead.

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy- I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” -Art Williams

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