Too much of anything is bad for you.
Even too much oxygen is bad for you! Surprising, isn’t it?
It’s hard to figure out what’s good for us and what’s bad because even the healthy stuff can be bad for us if we have too much.
Instead of cutting out the bad things we eat, we should keep in mind how much we’re eating that particular thing.
Moderation is key, especially when it comes to healthy living.
One of the worst things we could possibly binge on is sugar.
It’s the silent killer that our parents and doctors have been warning us about, we’ve just ignored it for most of our lives.
Whether or not you have a history of diabetes in your family or not, sugar is bad for us all.
The World Health Organization insists that a healthy adult should only have about 25 grams or 6 teaspoons of sugar a day.
On average, an adult in America has about 22 teaspoons of sugar a day.
So, to help you get over your sugar cravings, here are a few photos that show the dark side of sugar.
But be warned, there are some photos that are rather graphic, so don’t read on if you have a weak stomach!
1. Can of Coke
A single can of coke contains 39 grams of sugar and is consumed in about 15 minutes (5 if you’re very thirsty).
The average amount of sugar one person should have per day is the equivalent to 10 Hershey kisses.
This means that for any of you’re a lover of fizzy drinks, means you’ve pretty much blown it. You’ve just had all the sugar you should for the day with 23 hours and 45 minutes to spare.
A true sign of a sugar addict is that they’re teeth are in poor condition.
They have cavities and tooth decay occur when the enamel bacteria that surround your teeth feed on sugar creating a harmful acid that can destroy your teeth.
So, trust your dentist when they say you need to brush your teeth, right after you eat some sweets or sugary.
2. More Food Please
You may develop an increased resistance to leptin, which is the hormone in your body responsible for letting you know when you’re full.
If your body doesn’t get the signal that you’re full, it’ll want more food and you’ll begin to overeat.
Studies show that leptin resistance may also be a side effect of obesity rather than the supporting effect.
Scientists have done some research, which showed that over-consumed fructose sugars had higher leptin levels which lead to reduced body sensitivity.
When you have increased levels of leptin, it can affect your whole body, particularly your skin.
Too much sugar can lead to increased weight gain because sugar is full of empty calories that do more harm than good, and they only make you hunger than you think.
Overindulging in sugary foods only make you feel hungry faster!
Sugar itself can lead to obesity and can even build up a resistance to leptin.
Obesity is one of the biggest risks of high consumption of sugar.