Are you feeling tired, sluggish, and slow? Pay attention, because we’re going to talk about how sugar affects you both short-term and long-term.
All products that contain refined sugar: breakfast cereals, donuts, muffins pastries, and sugar you put in your tea coffee can all have long-term health effects.
It makes you gain unhealthy fat. Unhealthy fat can develop in your stomach and upper back. It decreases your energy. Why? Because when you eat sugar, it’s basically an unhealthy supplement to the body, so the body has to release its resources in order to neutralize those toxins. Those resources are B vitamins, chromium, magnesium, and calcium. All nutrients needed for energy production.
It decreases your mental sharpness (and if you’re an athlete, throw reaction time into the mix). Sugar negatively affects your memory and mood. It makes you feel good for the first 15-30 minutes when you’re on your “sugar high”, but after that, you don’t feel so upbeat and peppy.
It causes diabetes. Diabetes is high blood sugar and leads to a ton of complications.
It causes cancer. Cancer cells are the biggest consumer of sugar in your body, so that’s the first place sugar goes.
Contributions to an unhealthy heart also involve donuts, cereal, and whole wheat muffins. Any food with high consumption of sugar can cause unhealthy and complicated health factors.
If you’re the type of person that enjoys desserts and sweet drinks, everything is fine in moderation, but try to eliminate sugar from your diet, it will help increase your heart health, tolerance, and energy.