Sugar exists in many forms besides just the white powdered sugar you can pick up at any grocery store. There are effects of sugar in all of its forms and people consume more of it in this age. Sugar and health issues are very crucial in our modern world.
Here are some of its effects:
Overloads and damages your liver
The problems of too much fructose can be likened to the effects of alcohol. All the fructose you eat gets transported to the only organ that has the transporter for it, your liver. This brutally taxes and overloads the organ, leading to potential liver damage.
Affects insulin and leptin
It deceits your body into gaining weight and upsets your insulin and leptin signalling. Fructose fools your metabolism by turning off your body’s appetite-control system. It fails to stimulate insulin, which in turn fails to suppress ghrelin, or “the hunger hormone,” which then fails to stimulate leptin or “the satiety hormone.” This causes you to eat more and develop insulin resistance.
Eating too much sugar causes a bank of symptoms known as classic metabolic syndrome. These include weight gain, abdominal obesity, decreased HDL and increased LDL, elevated blood sugar, elevated triglycerides, and high blood pressure.
Affects uric acid levels
High uric acid levels are a risk cause for heart and kidney disease. In fact, the connection between fructose, metabolic syndrome, and your uric acid is now so clear that your uric acid level can now be used as an indicator for fructose toxicity.
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro