Sugar Damage

Sugar Damage

Diet-wise, carbohydrate-heavy and sugary foods contribute the most sugar that is later absorbed by the body. This sugar damage, which may also be aggravated by daily life stressors, can result in:

Diet-wise, carbohydrate-heavy and sugary foods contribute the most sugar that is later absorbed by the body. This sugar damage, which may also be aggravated by daily life stressors, can result in:

Weight Gain

Gastrointestinal Problems

Skin Glycation

Other Health Risks

1. WEIGHT GAIN & OBESITY

Starchy carbohydrates tend to be calorie dense. And consuming the extra calories can easily lead to weight gain.

Similarly, refined carbohydrates that are commonly found in processed white bread, pasta, cereals, and cakes is just sugary carbs and empty calories, which can lead to weight gain. The body processes refined carbohydrates quickly, resulting in feelings of hunger quickly and possibly overeating.

1. WEIGHT GAIN & OBESITY

Starchy carbohydrates tend to be calorie dense. And consuming the extra calories can easily lead to weight gain.

Similarly, refined carbohydrates that are commonly found in processed white bread, pasta, cereals, and cakes is just sugary carbs and empty calories, which can lead to weight gain. The body processes refined carbohydrates quickly, resulting in feelings of hunger quickly and possibly overeating.

If so, we’ll just cut out carbohydrates then!

Low-carb diets may lead to short-term weight loss, but such diets are not without their drawbacks. Severe carb restriction may result is side effects.

If so, we’ll just cut out carbohydrates then!

Low-carb diets may lead to short-term weight loss, but such diets are not without their drawbacks. Severe carb restriction may result is side effects.

Don’t Forget about Sugar

Consuming excessive sugar could lead to weight gain, even with regular exercise.

High sugar diets can lead to leptin resistance. Leptin is a hormone that signals sufficient food intake by decreasing your appetite. When the body does not respond to leptin correctly, it could result in weight gain.

Don’t Forget about Sugar

Consuming excessive sugar could lead to weight gain, even with regular exercise.

High sugar diets can lead to leptin resistance. Leptin is a hormone that signals sufficient food intake by decreasing your appetite. When the body does not respond to leptin correctly, it could result in weight gain.

2. GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS

Gastrointestinal problems are common and may arise due to poor diet choices or even lifestyle factors. When the gut flora becomes imbalanced (more bad bacteria than good bacteria), it can lead to infections and diseases.

2. GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS

Gastrointestinal problems are common and may arise due to poor diet choices or even lifestyle factors. When the gut flora becomes imbalanced (more bad bacteria than good bacteria), it can lead to infections and diseases.

Unhealthy diet

Consuming too much carbohydrates and simple sugars can result in increased bloating and water retention in the following days. In addition, sufficient fibre is crucial to keep the digestive system running smoothly. If one does not consume sufficient fibre, it may result in a lack of gut mobility and constipation.

Antibiotic use

Antibiotics are commonly prescribed for bacterial infections. They are effective in killing infection- causing bacteria, and even the good gut bacteria which upsets the healthy gut flora balance. Harmful bacteria, such as Clostridium difficile may then attack the digestive system, leading to diarrhoea and other bowel issues. Probiotics can successfully reduce the risk of C. difficile-associated diarrhoea. In addition to mitigating the side effects of antibiotics, probiotics helps in the management of other common gut problems, including chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.

Stress

In the gut, stress increases sensitivity, reduce blood flow, reduce gut flora diversity, and changes the gut profile. Taking probiotics and prebiotics help promote growth of good bacteria, support healthy balance of gut flora and support healthy digestion.

3. SKIN GLYCATION

There is growing evidence to suggest that carbohydrates and skin health are correlated. Refined carbohydrates like white rice, noodles, pasta, bread, crackers, and sweetened beverages may irritate the skin and cause flare-ups. It is also found that people with acne tend to consume more refined carbohydrates than those with little or no acne.

3. SKIN GLYCATION

There is growing evidence to suggest that carbohydrates and skin health are correlated. Refined carbohydrates like white rice, noodles, pasta, bread, crackers, and sweetened beverages may irritate the skin and cause flare-ups. It is also found that people with acne tend to consume more refined carbohydrates than those with little or no acne.

Sugary foods can also damage the collagen in the skin. Collagen is a protein that strengthens the skin, promote elasticity and hydration. When this protein combines with the sugar, it results in the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) which is irreversible and will eventually lead to skin aging, reduced elasticity and stiffening of the skin.

Sugary foods can also damage the collagen in the skin. Collagen is a protein that strengthens the skin, promote elasticity and hydration. When this protein combines with the sugar, it results in the formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) which is irreversible and will eventually lead to skin aging, reduced elasticity and stiffening of the skin.

4. OTHER HEALTH RISKS

Most carbohydrates contain excess calories and sugar. If you are over consuming refined carbohydrates like desserts, white bread, rice, pasta, you may experience the following symptoms:

4. OTHER HEALTH RISKS

Most carbohydrates contain excess calories and sugar. If you are over consuming refined carbohydrates like desserts, white bread, rice, pasta, you may experience the following symptoms:

Lethargy or fatigue

Consuming excessive carbohydrates increases blood glucose levels, causing the body to have short bursts of energy. But it is then followed by a feeling of fatigue and exhaustion.

Constant thirst

Taking food high in carbohydrates would increases blood glucose levels. One will feel thirstier as water helps rehydrate the bloodstream.

Headaches

A carb-rich meal can cause a spike in blood glucose levels, which may sometimes cause headaches.

Poor digestion

Consuming carbohydrates may cause bloating, abdominal cramps and heartburn This is due to body’s inability to metabolise carbohydrates normally.

Mood swings

A sugar rush may be followed by an emotional crash, causing one to feel cranky. Besides, excessive carbohydrates can lead to an imbalance in certain brain chemicals, increasing a person’s likelihood to experience depression and anxiety.

Sugar cravings

When sugar is consumed, dopamine, also known as “feel-good” hormone, is released This causes the body to seek for more sugar as a reward.

Feeling hungry easily

Most refined carbohydrates, have their nutrients and fibres stripped away, turning them into empty calories. These foods can be metabolised easily, which causes one to feel hungry frequently.

Difficulty losing weight

Excessive glucose will be converted into fat and stored in the body, making it difficult to shed the weight.

High blood cholesterol

Diets high in carbohydrates has been associated to low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, and high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, which may lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases.

High blood glucose

Excessive carbohydrates, such as white rice or pasta can cause blood glucose levels to soar. Hence, too much carbohydrates can be problematic for people with diabetes.