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4 Reasons Sugar is an Enemy to Health

By Virginia Laird

As people age, they begin to focus more on health and the things that have an impact on it. One of the greatest contributors to health issues is the consumption of sugar. Although sugar can be pleasing to the tongue, there are a number side effects to various systems of the body. It is important to fully understand the many ways a person's health can be affected before deciding to make sugar part of a daily ritual.

Sugar Can Cause Weight Gain

Sugar can help to pack the pounds on a person, this is no surprise. Sugar is not a satisfying part of a diet, causing people to overeat. Another cause of weight gain can be hormone imbalance. As sugar is consumed, it can cause the liver to work too hard. This can keep the hormones in the body imbalanced. As the one area of the body works hard to have balance, it can disrupt other areas causing the body to neglect the system that handles weight.

Kidney Function Can Be Interrupted by Sugar

Research suggests that drinking as little as one can of soda or juice can be enough to disrupt kidney function for up to an hour. This can be enough to lead to a serious urinary tract infection. These can be painful, accompanied by headache, back pain, and fever. Other issues with too much sugar in the diet can include development of kidney stones.

Is the Leading Cause of Diabetes

It goes without saying that an increased amount of sugar consumption over a longer period of time can lead to diabetes. This is a serious disease that can lead to more harmful problems, including circulation issues and weight gain. 

Alters the Immune System

The immune system is another area of the body that is highly affected by the overconsumption of sugar. Too much sugar can cause this system to shut down for a short time. If a person is a sugar lover, they may find when their consumption is at its highest, they are more often ill.

Reducing sugar consumption can help you avoid some of these issues altogether. It is important to begin the struggle of sugar elimination today. Change can be difficult, but willpower and determination can make all the difference. Good luck on your path to a healthier you!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Augusta, Ga.

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