Do You Have a Sweet Tooth?

I love chocolate, ice cream and pastry but try to keep my intake to a minimal. Although experts have said fried food and bread can be the cause of weight gain, excess sugar is on the top of the list. The key is always moderation and exercise.

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Too much sugar affects every body system, from head to toe. Consuming too much sugar gives your brain a huge surge of a feel-good chemical called dopamine, which explains why you’re more likely to crave a candy bar at 3 p.m. than an apple or a carrot” (Hughes, 2017). That is why we say its addictive.

Sugar can also cause tooth decay, and increase inflammation in the joints, and affect other internal organs. Although it enhances the taste of food, the chronic effects of too much sugar can be devastating on the body.

Please check out the link below to get the full details of the affects of too much sugar intake on the body. You maybe surprised.

Just keeping you informed.

Reference

Hughes, L. (2017) How Does Too Much Sugar Affect Your Body? (webmd.com)

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, RN

An experienced registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in all many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information.

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