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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