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8 ways sugar affects your body

Have a sweet tooth?

It's nice to have a cookie or brownie here and there but there are eight things that happen to your body when you eat sugar.

  • Sugar can cause your brain to suffer. Fructose can, over time, make it hard to learn and remember things.
  • It's addictive, you'll want more and eventually, you get hooked.
  • Sugar also ages your skin faster. It hinders the repair of collagen.
  • Next, excess sugar is stored as fat.
  • It also affects cells, which can cause tissues and organs to become damaged.
  • Sugar can also lower cortisol levels, which is released during stress.
  • It helps balance your hormones and achieve good health.
  • It energizes you for a short time, but then can leave you sluggish.
  • JAMA: Internal Medicine sites numerous studies that show the benefits of reducing sugar in diets.


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