We Pakistanis are so sweet, we like sweets, eat sweets and even give sweets as a present to each other. We are toffee addict, chocolate addict and if I start naming Pakistani traditional sweet dishes then the list is too long. In short, we are devoted to the taste of sweetness like bees to honey. Sugar, in moderate amount, is essential to your body but have you ever think why some experts call it sweet poison?
Well, for your information around the world many experts have started the “no sugar” movement because it is the greatest threat to human health. Too much sugar can ruin your health and can lead to harmful effects to your health. Get an online consultation with the best general physicians.
Nutrient Imbalance Or Deficiencies:
Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body and interferes with the absorption of calcium, magnesium, and protein. It also increases total cholesterol, triglycerides, and bad cholesterol levels in your body, while at the same time it decreases good cholesterol levels. Consumption of too much sugar causes chromium and vitamin A deficiency.
Increased Risks Of Chronic Diseases:
What if I tell you sugar feeds cancer cells and also leads to the formation of kidney stones and gallstones? Yes, that’s true and it is proven by many studies. Sugar also causes atherosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases, cataracts, and nearsightedness. According to researchers, it can also contribute to osteoporosis and may lead to autoimmune diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and asthma.
Sugar not only contributes to the development of several diseases but it also induces the abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual. It causes hormonal imbalance and an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves, which can change the mind’s ability to think clearly. It has also been reported that sugar is responsible for DNA structure impairment.
Food items that are loaded with sugar but lacking in protein, fiber or fat can give you instant but brief energy boost. But after a short span of time, it will drop your blood sugar level to its lowest. However, having constant blood sugar swings can lead to major fluctuations in energy levels.
Consuming small amounts of sugar is healthy but you should try to cut the excessive amount of sugar whenever possible. Consume natural and fresh fruits instead of sugar-sweetened fruit smoothies. See, you have to be a little bit more strategic and conscious. After all, it’s about you and your health.
Samiha is self-motivated writer. She has done BS hons in Human Development and Family Studies. She is versatile, creative and voraciously curious writer. She strives for quality in everything she do. She is a learner who likes to share her learning outcomes through her writings.