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7 compelling reasons why sugar is bad for your health

Sugar can give you energy, but the truth is, it is just empty calories. Take a look why you should avoid eating too much of it.

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Reason 1 - Increases cholesterol

Contrary to what we believe that saturated fats cause spikes in cholesterol and contribute to a heart attack, new studies show that it is actually sugar that is the culprit. Big or excessive amounts of fructose raise triglyceride, LDL, glucose and insulin levels that can trigger heart attacks.

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Reason 2 - It is an addiction

Consuming excessive sugar can turn into an addiction characterised by the release of massive dopamine. This addiction to sugar and junk foods is harmful to your health.

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Reason 2 - It is an addiction

Consuming excessive sugar can turn into an addiction characterised by the release of massive dopamine. This addiction to sugar and junk foods is harmful to your health.

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Reason 4 - It is bad for your teeth

Sugar as mentioned earlier is all about empty calories and no nutrients. In addition, it is harmful to the teeth promoting decay and other dental problems.

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Reason 5 - Sugar promotes fat effects

Fructose when consumed sends a different signal to the brain causing us to want more of the empty calories because we are not satiated or still feel hunger pangs.

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Reason 5 - Sugar promotes fat effects

Fructose when consumed sends a different signal to the brain causing us to want more of the empty calories because we are not satiated or still feel hunger pangs.

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Reason 6 - Your liver will suffer

Sugar contains loads of fructose that is not good for the functioning of your liver especially if you are not active. It will convert into fat that will stay in your liver.

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Reason 7 - Occurrence of non-fatty liver disease

Making your liver work overtime by consuming excessive amounts of fructose can lead to non-fatty liver diseases.

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Reason 7 - Occurrence of non-fatty liver disease

Making your liver work overtime by consuming excessive amounts of fructose can lead to non-fatty liver diseases.

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