The Affects Sugar Can Have On Your Body

Every so often we just feel like indulging in some sweet treats but doing this on a regular basis does a lot of harm to our health. We’re going to take a look at some of the affects sugar has on our bodies – some of these may be a surprise to you!

It can become an addiction

When you consume sugar, it releases chemicals dopamine and serotonin – the same affect a drug can have. This makes your body crave the need for sugar. 

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It can make you feel tired

We’re all familiar with the aftermath – the glucose makes us feel energised for a short amount of time but then we eventually crash.

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It makes you put on weight

There’s absolutely no nutritional value in sugar and it doesn’t keep you full, so it’s essentially just wasted calories. Having a diet containing a lot of processed sugar could lead to obesity and increase the risk of diabetes and diseases.

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It can make your skin break out and age faster

Sugar causes inflammation throughout the body, which breaks down collagen and elastin leading to saggy, wrinkled skin.

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It’s bad for your teeth

The plaque bacteria use the sugar to produce acids that weaken the tooth enamel, which can lead to tooth decay.

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It can cause depression and anxiety

We’ve previously mentioned that sugar causes inflammation everywhere in our bodies; this includes our brain. Inflammation can also cause stress, anxiety and depression.

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How much sugar do you consume per day? Try to limit your processed sugar intake – stick to eating fruits, ditch the soft drinks for infused water/tea, add less sugar to your coffee and eat more natural foods.