Excessive consumption of sugar leads to weight gain, contributes to the development of cavities, premature aging, and can also cause other health problems. On July 15, Artem Veris, an expert in dietary nutrition, product manager of the company producing sugar-free protein desserts FITKIT, told about this.
According to the expert, in order to maintain a normal weight, a person needs to consume the same number of calories that he spends during the day, with a balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. If there are too many carbohydrates, including sugar, then the extra calories are transformed into fat and the weight will grow, writes Gazeta.Ru.
Also, due to excess sugar in the diet, the body’s glucose level rises and insulin begins to be produced excessively. If jumps in glucose levels occur frequently, metabolic disorders and even the development of type 2 diabetes can begin.
“Sugar can also cause premature aging of the skin. When consumed in excess of foods high in sugar, collagen and elastin, the main building blocks of our tissues, can change their physical and structural properties. As a result, human skin will become dull, wrinkles will appear and elasticity will decrease,” said Veris.
According to his recommendation, adults are advised to reduce sugar intake to 10% of the total caloric intake, or even to 5% – this is about 25 g per day. In the most ideal case, give up sugar altogether. Cheaper without queues: consumers no longer need so much sugar Representatives of Moscow retail chains talk about a drop in demand for sugar
Earlier, on June 6, endocrinologist Antonina Gureeva listed symptoms that indicate excessive sugar in the body. So, you should be wary if a person has a weakened immune system. According to the doctor, the frequent occurrence of colds indicates an excessive amount of sugar in the body.
In addition, if a person experiences digestive problems, this may indicate a high level of sugar in the body, which leads to disruption of the digestive tract, the specialist emphasized.Share: