HOW DOES TOO MUCH SU­GAR CON­SUMP­TION HARM YOUR HEALTH?

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Home & Food | Taste Test -

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.

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