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Saturday, November 03, 2018

Warning: Eating Sweets Can Put Your Health At Risk

While many people love eating sweets, many are unaware that this kind of food can put one's health at risk.

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According to Health, sugar affects the body negatively in a number of ways.

Makes skin age faster
Too much sugar can make the skin age faster as it hinders the repair of collagen; which is the protein that keeps skin look plump, according to studies. Moreover, a steady diet of sweets results in reduced elasticity and premature wrinkles.

Excess sugar gets converted into fat
The liver has an innate capacity to metabolize sugar and use it for energy. According to experts, however, it also has limitations. The left over fructose gets converted into fat in the liver; which bring the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

It makes you want to eat more
Eating sugar results to the release of dopamine, the neurotransmitter that makes a person like something and want more of it.

Has negative effects on mental health
According to pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, fructose—the sugar that naturally occurs in fruit and is a component, with glucose, of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and table sugar—lights up the brain's reward center. Animal research, hpwever, suggests that over time, a diet packed with fructose can make it tougher to learn and remember.

Here are the things that can happen if a person stops eating sweets:

This article was filed under Health, Health news, Healthy life news, Newshealth, Healthy Living, Health blogs, Health benefits, and Sweets.
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