This Is Why You Need To Axe Sugar Out Of Your Diet, STAT!

Karishma Govil , 23 Feb 2018
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Sugar (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Everyone talks about sugar and why you should not have too much of it. There are many reasons to, in fact, remove it from your diet completely. But most of us cannot quit cold turkey. Almost every nutritionist will tell you not to include sugar in your diet. A lot of damage can be caused if you consume too much of sugar. Here is why you should reduce it, if not give it up completely.

1. Makes You Gain Weight

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Weight gain (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Consuming even one can of Coke or Pepsi a day for a year could make you put on 7 kgs. That’s how much weight you can put on if you consume sugar daily.

2. Could Lead To Tooth Decay

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Tooth Ache (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Your dentist may have stopped you from eating too much candy as a kid, right? This is not just to scare you, but to educate you on how bad sugar is for your teeth. Cavities are caused when bacteria that line the teeth feed on the sugar consumed, creating acid that destroys layers of your tooth.

3. Could Lead To Diabetes

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Diabetes (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

Consuming sugar leads to the sugar levels in your blood to rise. This causes the insulin levels to rise. Sugar can increase your body’s demand for insulin. When insulin levels are high, glucose tends to build up in the blood.

4. High Blood Pressure

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Blood Pressure (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

A lot of sugar in your body also leads to high blood pressure. This is because of increase in blood sugar levels.

5. Reduces Immunity

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Unwell (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

The more sugar you intake, the higher chances you have of reduced immunity. Studies show that immunity is affected by sugar intake.

6. Negatively Affects The Skin

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Wrinkled Skin (Image Courtesy: Shuterstock)

Sugar causes insulin levels to go up, which leads to inflammation in the body. Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in saggy and wrinkled skin.

So, before you eat that big piece of apple pie, or down that big glass of coke, think again. It could do more damage than you thought possible. Instead, when you crave something sweet, switch to natural sugars like fruits, if at all.

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