HOW DOES TOO MUCH SUGAR CONSUMPTION HARM YOUR HEALTH?
When we consume sugar in large amounts (for example, a can of regular soft drink contains 5-7 teaspoons of sugar), the immediate effect is a corresponding increase in blood sugar levels. This causes the level of insulin to rise as well, which promotes fat storage in the body. The result of repeated high levels of insulin over time is that the cells in the body no longer respond well to the hormone insulin. This is known as ‘‘insulin resistance”, which is the precursor of diabetes. Too much sugar also raises blood triglyceride levels, making your blood thicker and more susceptible to clotting.