We all like sugar, it’s sweet and it gives us warm feelings inside, however there is a bad side to this tasty treat, making it a little more dangerous for our health and landing us face to face with a doctor after a long period of time. We took the liberty of compiling a list of things that sugar does to our bodies, that we generally have no idea about.
It causes Diabetes
This is probably one of the most renown effects of sugar on the human body, and what it does is basically weaken your body with the amount of sugar present in the blood stream, shutting down the production of insulin and placing you firmly face to face with a doctor that will set you up with a lifetime of treatments.
It causes bad oral hygiene
Remember when your parents said that sugar rots your teeth? Studies have shown that prolonged excessive consumption of sugar leads to destructive cases of tooth decay and various other diseases that affect your teeth.
It causes you to become addicted to it
Sugar is one of the most powerful drug on earth. Believe it or not, long consumption of sugar causes the body to crave it, and the person to go on a “sugar rampage”.
It damages the blood vessels
High levels of blood sugar cause the blood vessels to stiffen, and when they become really stiff, they can break as a result of the movements that you make.
It fattens the organs
Sugar requires insulin in order to be broken down at a molecular level. After it is broken down, the body uses what it needs, and stores the rest as fat, and as every living doctor will tell you, sugar fat is stored directly on the organs, causing them to be fat and inefficient.
Sugar leads to depression
It’s ironic when you think about it, but when we are sad, we take comfort in that sweet drug that we call sugar. For a short period of time, everything is fine and we are able to keep a smile on our faces, however after the sugar high is over, we find ourselves even sadder than before.
Sugar affects your energy levels
This is the effect that annoys every doctor that has to work with a kid. Sugar makes us hyperactive, and when the sugar high is over, we are left exhausted, like we ran 2 marathons at once in opposite directions.
Sugar messes with your blood pressure
Too much sugar consumption, and let’s say you dodge diabetes and you don’t get fat, but what you will get is a big case of dizziness and a splitting headache every morning. That’s because your body is feeling the effects of low blood pressure and it needs sugar in order to stabilize.
Sugar makes your heart skip a beat
We as humans are hotwired to jump out of our shoes when startled, and sugar messes with our senses, causing us to scare more easily and become sensible to creepy situations which would otherwise leave us cold and bored.
Sugar causes strokes
I bet you did not see that one coming, but combine all the elements above and you get the recipe for a massive stroke just waiting to happen, and make no mistake about it, excessive consumption of sugar is bad for you, and when you least expect it, this drug will backlash like a beast at you.