Effects of Sugar: 23 Facts About Sugar You Probably Didn’t Know

Who doesn’t love sugar? We eat sugar in almost everything; coffee, cakes, bread, and even in spaghetti sauce. But do you know how harmful sugar is for our health? Most of us do know the effects of sugar in our body aren’t so great, but we just didn’t know how bad they could be. I mean we all knew sugar can cause diabetes and heart diseases. But what other effects of sugar are there that you are unaware of?

If you are the kind of mom who doesn’t want to stop their kids from having cupcakes, you need to read this. Here are some effects of sugar nobody tells you usually. This will be enough to motivate you to cut back on your sugar intake.

1- It’s Addictive
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Sugar effects
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We all knew about the effect of sugar on our weight but we didn’t know that it was addictive, did we? Researchers in a 2007 study by James Cook discovered that cocaine addicted mice had a preference for sugar water as a reward over cocaine. The euphoria you feel after sugar consumption may be the reason why you reach out for it so often and so obsessively.

2- It Makes You Fat
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Sugar effects

We all thought that fat makes us fat but it turns out, sugar is the culprit. When we consume sugar in abundance, our liver goes into an overdrive. Our body quickly stores sugar as fat so your blood sugar and insulin levels are stabilized. Hence, by not eating sugar, our body will balance itself out.

3- It Gives You Fatigue
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Sugar effects

We often see our kids getting tired and crashing after having excess sugar. But there is another reason why sugar may be making you tired. When you fill up on sugar, you are less likely to take in the nutrients that your body needs, causing your body to shut down, giving you fatigue.