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Negative effects of sugar to the Heart

You must already be tired of knowing that a lot of sugar is very much associated with weight gain. But the substance's problems are not limited to this: sugar can also cause damage to the health of your heart and arteries.

For example, excess sugar can increase blood pressure (arterial) and increase systemic inflammation, which can compromise the entire circulatory system.

Therefore, heart attack, heart failure and stroke are on the list of complications of high pressure (hypertension) out of control.

Type 2 diabetes

Consuming too much sugar can help a person become overweight or have obesity, which can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The condition is a metabolic disease that is associated with a lack of insulin sensitivity: insulin is secreted, but the body is unable to use the hormone in the best possible way.

In addition, it is known that diabetics have greater circulation problems and may have heart problems. The disease greatly increases the risk of developing problems that affect the heart and blood vessels, such as high blood pressure and stroke.

Liver problems

Excessive sugar intake can also harm the liver, which is bad for the heart because when a person has a liver that does not work as it should, they can develop a liver disease like hepatic steatosis (fatty liver).

A picture of hepatic steatosis leads to poor carbohydrate metabolism, which can result in type 2 diabetes, in addition to being able to generate circulatory and cardiovascular problems.

Other dangers of excess sugar

It is important to note that overweight and obesity that can be developed with excessive sugar intake, are also associated with problems such as:

  • certain types of cancer;
  • sleep apnea;
  • osteoarthritis (arthritis);
  • kidney disease.

Overweight and obesity during pregnancy can also cause problems such as:

  • high blood sugar levels during pregnancy ;
  • high gestational pressure ;
  • increased chances of needing to give birth through a cesarean delivery.

A practical example of the health problems that sugar can bring has been experienced in practice by man who consumed 40 spoons of sugar a day because of an experiment.

It's not just table sugar

When we talk about sugar that can be harmful to health, we are not only referring to table sugar that we add to juice or coffee, but also to the sugar found in sweets and desserts, in addition to the sugar added to processed foods.

With regard to processed foods, it is important to note that sugar may appear hidden under other names. When checking the list of ingredients to check that the product has no sugar, the term sugar may not appear.

However, the list of ingredients may have names like the ones below:

  • glucose syrup;
  • fructose syrup;
  • other syrups like corn syrup ;
  • honey;
  • words with the ending “ose”;
  • other types of sugar like inverted sugar, brown sugar and sugar will take time.

So if that happens, know that the product in question contains sugar.

These are other names used to refer to sugar. So if you find another unknown name in the list of ingredients, it is worth searching to check if it is not some type of sugar.

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