6 Reasons To Stop Eating Too Much Sugar – Expert Shares
We all have a weakness for sugar. It adds sweetness to our desserts and mithais, making us feel good. While we cannot deny that sugar and sugary foods make us happy, we must also remember that consuming excess sugar has a negative effect on our health. Sugar is high in calories and fat and often leads to weight gain, diabetes, and many other lifestyle problems. According to famed nutritionist Lovneet Batra, “sugar has a bittersweet reputation when it comes to health. Many people consume more sugar than they realize. The naturally occurring sugars in fruits and vegetables are absolutely good. The problem starts when you consume more than the recommended amount of sugar added to foods and drinks.
That’s why nutritionist Batra advises everyone to watch our sugar consumption, as it can have several health benefits. She then turned to Instagram to highlight six main reasons to stop eating sugar. watched.
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Here are 6 reasons to stop eating too much sugar: Nutritionist Lovneet Batra advises:
Better gut health:
Sugar promotes an inflammatory profile in the gut and damages the microbiome, which means less friendly bacteria and more pathogenic bacteria.
Foods rich in sugar can negatively impact our energy levels by causing a spike in blood sugar followed by a crash.
Chronic inflammation linked to high sugar consumption reduces the immune response. It makes you more susceptible to colds and flu throughout the year.
Promotes Skin Health:
A diet rich in refined carbohydrates and sugars leads to the production of AGE (advanced glycation end products), which can lead to premature skin aging. For the uninitiated, AGEs are formed when proteins or fats combine with blood sugar.
Decreased inflammation in the body:
Excess sugar leads to an increase in cytokines, which are inflammatory molecules, and inflammation puts you at risk for many diseases.
Improvement of liver function:
Your liver metabolizes sugar in the same way as alcohol and converts dietary carbohydrates into fat. Eating too much sugar can lead to NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), a condition in which excess fat builds up in the liver.
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