How Sugar Can Affect Your Body

Ever wondered what’s happening to your body when you eat food with a lot of sugar? Now you can find out…

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From triggering thrush to weakening the immune system, this useful tool reveals exactly how sugar can harm your health.

While the current recommended daily sugar intake for adults in the UK is 30 grams per day, many people are consuming almost double this amount: The current average daily UK adult intake of sugar is 58.8 grams.

A new online tool by Benenden, a healthcare and insurance provider, highlights some of the health problems or medical conditions that excessive sugar intake can cause, or contribute to, either directly or indirectly, as follows…

Women:
Yeast infections, such as thrush

Men:
– Erectile dysfunction
– Lethargy and lack of sex drive

Children:
– Heart disease
– Porous bones and osteoporosis
– Weakened immune system

General:
– Obesity
– Diabetes and hyperglycemia
– Increased risk of cancer
– Tooth decay, abscesses, and oral diseases
– Kidney damage (leading to kidney failure)
– Non-alcoholic fatty liver (leading to liver failure)
– Hardening of the arteries
– Atherosclerosis (thickening of the artery walls)
– High blood pressure
– High cholesterol
– Increased risk of stroke
– Increased risk of heart disease
– Increased risk of heart attack
– Digestive issues (gas, cramps, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome)
– Exacerbates depression and anxiety
– Contributes to mood disorders
– Weakens immune system
– Could contribute towards dementia
– Might accelerate skin ageing & acne

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