Posted by Michael Evans

Too much sugar is dangerous for your health! Excessive consumption can lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), sugar intake should be limited to just 50 grams per day (that's about 4 tablespoons or a little more than a can of Coke). On the other hand, the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggests that people limit themselves to no more than half that amount!

 

 

Stay alert! The following are potential consequences of eating too much sugar:

Cavities
According to Anahad O'Connor, "Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria that line the teeth feed on simple sugars, creating acid that destroys enamel."

Insatiable hunger
Over-consumption of fructose can directly lead to higher-than-normal levels of leptin and reduce your body's sensitivity to the hormone (leptin is the hormone that tells your body when you've had enough to eat).

Weight gain
Sugary foods are full of calories but do little to satisfy hunger.

Insulin resistance
Insulin resistance can cause fatigue, hunger, brain fog, high blood pressure, midsection weight gain, and full-blown diabetes.

Obesity
Obesity is one of the most-cited risks of excess sugar consumption. In fact, consuming a can of soda each day could lead to 15 pounds of weight gain in a single year! 

These are just 5 out of 15 potential consequences of excessive sugar intake. The remaining are:

- Diabetes
- Liver failure
- Pancreatic cancer
- Kidney Disease
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Addiction
- Cognitive decline
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Gout

Read the full article here to learn more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sugar-health-effects-body-brain-2016-9/#obesity-6

 

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