The Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar

By Shane R

As most of us know, too much sugar is not what you should be putting in your body. When excessive sugar is in the system, health problems like cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and more can occur. Over the last ten years, limiting fat intake has been an essential step in helping the body. By limiting cholesterol and saturated fat, heart disease and obesity can also be avoided. However, this is not the only contributing factor to weight gain and health issues.

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Even though most people have a daily limit for their food intake, humans are consuming more sugar in the form of prepared and processed foods. Today, we still are struggling with a large percentage of the population battling obesity. Many processed foods have loads of added sweeteners or sugar. With additions like high fructose corn syrup, the food is able to be sold at a much cheaper price. But, the medical bills following will for sure make up for that.

Ultimately, individuals need to keep a keen eye on their sugar intake, and limit it as much as humanly possible. Think of this process like a “fat tax.” The more you consume these unhealthy foods, the more you need to pay further down the line.

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Even though taxes get added to sodas, cereals, fast food, and basically everywhere else, it has not deterred people enough to go on a more healthy route. When unhealthy food is cheap, families would rather buy that than a head of broccoli for the same price. We understand. However, it’s to your advantage to add veggies, fruits, and whole grains into your diet. Meat, dairy, and beans are great as well. This way, you can make sure you are getting enough sweetness in your life from natural sugars, and not from the more unhealthy and processed foods.