Dangerous Results Of High Levels Of Sugar

By Bill Evans

The body converts sugar into glucose rather quickly, which results in a rise in blood sugar levels and a matching rise in insulin levels. Sugar can be a dangerous thing. It's easy to fall for its sweet taste, but at the end of the day, there are many reasons to avoid it as much as you possibly can.

If you are taking in too much sugar, you could be putting yourself at risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Are you taking in too much sugar?

Let's break sugar down into two categories: added and natural. The places you can find added sugar is junk foods, sodas and other beverages and sweetened cereals. The average American diet has quite a bit of added sugar.

The maximum amount of sugar a day should be 10 teaspoons to 40 grams, the average American consumes about three times this amount. A small can of soda can contain 8-10 teaspoons of sugar! Can you imagine taking 10 teaspoons of sugar at the same time?

When we discuss natural sugars, these come from natural sources like fruit and honey. Natural sugar is a little more forgivable than added sugar.

Although its best to limit your intake as much as possible whether natural or added, you can safely take in 100 grams of natural sugar.

In order to burn off excess glucose, it is best to start exercising if you already don't. If you were to combine cardio along with strength and interval training for 30 minutes a day, you can keep your body from storing the sugar away as fat.

Make sure you are checking the food you eat to see if you are taking in too much sugar. And if you remember to cut down on your sugar intake you are also cutting down on your risk of life threatening diseases in the future.

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