Posted by Enas Al-Banna
Saturday, May 13, 2023 02:00 AM
According to experts at Purdue University. timesnownewsSugar can be more addictive than cocaine. Ideally, a person should consume no more than 30 grams of sugar-free sugars found in cereals, biscuits, soft drinks, and yogurt..
This also includes the sugar found in juices and honey. For example, a medium-sized donut contains 14 grams of sugar – similarly, wheat biscuits contain 5.1 grams of sugar. These foods, when eaten in large quantities, can contribute to weight gain, obesity, high blood pressure, and tooth decay.-
Excess sugar intake is also linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and fatty liver risk along with binge eating tendencies and mood disorders.-
Is sugar always bad?
Not all forms and types of sugar are created the same, so they don’t all need to be avoided. For example, the sugar in chocolate bars is different from the sugar in fruit, which is known as fructose, and is a better option than the refined, industrial kind added. Sugar is also found in milk. Commonly known as lactose – it is broken down by an enzyme known as lactase.
Are you addicted to sugar?
You may not necessarily feel addicted to sugar. It manifests itself in the desire to eat as many sweets as possible. This can include cakes, sweets, sugary drinks, or more. When a person fails to feel satisfied even after consuming good amounts of sweets, this happens because the body begins to Needing more insulin to control high blood sugar. Over time, it leads to insulin resistance, weight gain, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
No matter how much sugar you eat, you may not feel like enough. If you eat too many sugary foods, this can be reflected in the following ways:
- Mood Swings
- Difficulty losing weight
- Digestive distress
- poor dental health
- brain fog
- Feeling hungry often
- Joint pain
- Needing more sugar than usual