Why is sugar bad for you

Many people know that sugar many times can be a harmful substance to our bodies and our daily living, especially today where artificial sweeteners and heavily processed syrups are taking the place of many naturally occurring sugars in the world. The primary reason for sugars being bad for most people lie in two primary factors: our overall ability to process sugar (and what happens to the excess amounts) and the negative effects that occur if our body develops an inability to process sugar all together.

A form of complex carbohydrates, sugars are actually a necessity for our body to function properly throughout the day. They provide the energy necessary for our cells to function to their fullest and constantly do so on a regular basis (and as such maintaining an adequate blood sugar level by eating regularly is necessary to retain energy). Energy we cannot fully utilize, however, is stored in our bodies for usage when needed in the form of fat, and as such excessive sugar consumption generally leads to noticeable weight gain.

Consuming too much sugar at one time also may create a “crash” that causes us to in fact lose substantial amounts of energy after being on an initial high generated from the sugar within our blood stream. This is the result of your pancreas releasing large amounts of the chemical insulin into your system to metabolize the sugar, thus helping to preserve your body by preventing a sugar overload from occurring and damaging some systems.

Unfortunately the pancreas is designed to release insulin slowly on a regular basis rather than in large quantities suddenly, and as such over-usage of this function can cause the pancreas to malfunction. This leads to the condition known as diabetes and can be highly debilitating for many people, causing severe health problems if not handled appropriately and even death if left entirely untreated.

Why is sugar bad for you

Modern day processed sugars such as high fructose corn syrup are particularly dangerous to our bodies as our natural digestive systems have a more difficult time breaking them down and as such they are more prone to either be stored as fat or otherwise cause issues with our standard bodily functions to occur.