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3 Reasons To Stop Consuming Sugar

By Virginia Laird

Are you one of the millions who struggle with a serious sugar addiction? If this is you, you are not alone. As long as I can remember, sugar has been my favorite food group. Overindulging in sugar has only become a serious problem over the last couple decades. More people are living overweight, diabetic, and with many other issues that can be caused by too much sugar. Cutting sugar out can help turn a person's health around. A few things you may need to make note of about sugar include:

  • Sugar can cause diabetes
  • Sugar can harm the liver
  • Sugar can disrupt kidney function

Sugar Can Cause Diabetes

This is most likely something you already knew. Eating too much sugar over a long period is the leading cause of diabetes. This disease is affecting more people each year. Doctors will agree that the cause is the sedentary lifestyle and the lack of a well balanced diet. Diabetes is a disease that cannot be cured. It can be managed with medicine or diet and exercise. It is best to try to avoid it altogether by eating a balanced diet.

Sugar Can Harm the Liver

Sugar requires the liver to work harder than normal to process it. Other things that also have the liver working overtime include soda, syrup, juices, and other sweet liquids. When the liver works too hard, it can cause the body to tire easily. It can also increase the possibility of developing gout, high blood pressure, and kidney stones. Consuming too much sugar can lead to liver disease. In some cases too much can even cause liver failure. It is important to take care of your liver. Consider reducing your sugar intake to help support a healthy liver.

Sugar Can Disrupt Kidney Function

Sugar can cause the kidney to malfunction. This can lead to harmful infections of the bladder, kidney or any part of the urinary tract. If you have ever experienced a UTI, you know how painful they can be. Even worse than these infections are kidney stones. These can also be caused by the overuse of sugar in the diet. Research suggests that those who consume more sugary sweets and drinks are 50 percent more likely to have one of these issues.

Next time you reach for the cookie, candy, or soda, consider your long-term health. Good luck in your venture to become a healthier you!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Spanish Fork, UT.

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