Excessive consumption of sweetened foods is contributing to growing rates of Heart disease, Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes, etc.
Let us how it happens
Sugar is very dangerous for our health, it not only rots our teeth and adds Padding to our thighs, it can devastatingly alter our Metabolism. The main ingredient is Fructose present in sugar.
Many millions of years ago our ape ancestors developed Mutations that made it easy for them to get fat from eating Fructose which in turn allowed them to survive seasonal periods of Famine when the fruit trees went bare.Today, the mutation makes a year round, fructose filled diets. This Mutation process which occured millions of years ago does not mean that all of us are more likely to being fat or obese, Diabetic or develope other diseases. It means that all of us are more susceptible to being fat than most other mammals.
It is also believed that how our bodies deal with Uric acid ,an ordinary byproduct of Metabolism.The mutation evolved millions of years ago, during the period of starvation and is present on all of us.Mutation led to an increase in how much Uric acid our bodies produce after eating Fructose,while also lengthening the amount of time that Uric acid sticks around after a sweet treat. The result is an inflamation and an increased ability for cells to become Fat.In other words, Uric acid works within cells to amplify sugar’s ability to cause Obesity.
Even on a calorie restricted diet, animals that eat too much sugar develop insulin resistance which is an early sign of diabetes. It is seen that lowering Uric acid levels lowers the blood pressure. Sugar is a habit forming and possibly addictive.