Of course, excess is the level at which each individual’s system cannot tolerate sugar intake. Meaning we all have our excess levels whatever the situation. Which in turn does mean that we should not get anywhere near that level if we wish to lead a healthy existence.
Here is a list of some of the effects excess sugar can have on your system
Suppress the immune system
Upset the body’s mineral balance
Produce a significant rise in triglycerides
Reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs)
Promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs)
Increase total cholesterol
Contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression,
Concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children
Cause kidney damage
Increase the risk of coronary heart disease
Lead to chromium deficiency
Increase fasting levels of blood glucose
Interfere with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
Produce an acidic stomach
Lead to periodontal disease
Contribute to weight and obesity
Contribute to diabetes
Contribute to osteoporosis
Cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
Lead to decreased glucose tolerance
Cause cardiovascular disease
Increase systolic blood pressure
Cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.
Overstress the pancreas, causing damage.
Compromise the lining of the capillaries.
Cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.
Increase the amount of fat in the liver.
Increase the body’s fluid retention.
Cause hormonal imbalance.
Cause an increase in delta, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind’s ability to think clearly.
Increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots and strokes. Increase an insulin response with high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.
The list speaks for itself and leaves no doubt as to what a poor diet with excess sugar can do to you. So work through the list and see how your health can be better now and throughout your whole life simply by avoiding unnecessary high sugar intake
Good luck and good health.