Until now, we thought that the main problem in terms of food and therefore in the health of individuals resided in the excess of fat consumption if it is true that taken in the excess amount of sugar produce a significant risk to health, although there are Other excesses that also affect our health.


The impact of sugar in our body:

Currently, there is an increasingly established line of research that highlights the negative effect that health environments have on our body and according to research, sugar is one of the many causes of this situation. Following in this same line this substrate derived from simple carbohydrates is exposed in important quantities in much of the foods that we eat in excess (snacks, carbonated drinks …) and that also cause a great sensation of pleasure when ingesting them.


Some bad effect of sugar:

Among the many harmful effects that this substance has for health, we can find those related to cardiovascular diseases. Atherosclerosis is one of them, the sugar generates in the vascular endothelium a decrease in the elastic capacity of the same and therefore a hardening of the arterial walls that in the end will be a very predisposing factor to arterial hypertension.

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Another negative effect that we can find, is insulin resistance as we have said in previous blogs, insulin is the hormone responsible for transporting glucose from the bloodstream to the muscle cell. When insulin resistance is generated, that transport process is impaired and insulin loses efficiency in its performance, we are faced with non-insulin dependent diabetes (Type II diabetes). Following in the same line the excess of sugars in the blood, in the first instance causes an increase in the production of insulin by the pancreas, generating hyperinsulinemia, a situation that also causes loss of endothelial function.


Sugar brings some dangerous diseases:

Within the current food scenario, sugar is present in many of them in an uncontrolled way, and has long been known to be a highly addictive substance as much or more than many drugs but with the great difference that is socially well considered. From the field of science, they warn the population that excessive consumption of this substrate is causing and will cause many of the diseases we are suffering today: obesity, diabetes, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cancer and a long…


End up with:

To conclude, we can establish that one of the most effective strategies to combat this hyperglycemic epidemic suffered by society is physical exercise and all its variants. An active living habit will effectively block the negative responses that generate excess sugars in our body.

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