Sugar is Really not Good for You
Here at SoPure Stevia, we feel that sugar has become dangerously acceptable. Until relatively recently, the majority of sugar that people consumed was in the form of natural sugars found in the foods that they ate. These sugars have been dealt with by humans for thousands of years and our bodies are well adapted to handle them. Unfortunately, natural sugars are no longer the most common form of sugar that people ingest. It is becoming increasingly common for just about everything that people eat to contain added sugars. These sugars do nothing but help to sweeten what ever food or beverage that they are in and serve no beneficial dietary function. In today’s post, we are going to go over some of the harmful effects too much added sugar can have on your body. We hope that by the end of this post you will agree with us that substituting these added sugars will all natural stevia and stevia extracts could help millions of Americans live happier and healthier lives.
Americans Consume 130 Pounds of Added Sugar Annually
If the above statement shocks you, it should. 130 pounds of added sugar every year equates to roughly 22 teaspoons of extra sugar every day. While you might be thinking that there is no way you are consuming this much extra sugar, think again. More and more food and beverages makers are including added sugars in their products, which means that you could be consuming much more sugar than you actually realize. Below, we have listed some of the effects that consuming this much added sugar can have on your body.
- Fatty Organs: That’s right, sugar doesn’t just add extra weight to your stomach, hips, and thighs, it can actually cause fat to build up around your organs. Fructose, the main component of table sugar and high fructose corn syrup, tricks your liver into thinking that it needs to store fat more efficiently. This can lead your liver to store fat in some very odd places and directly leads to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This disease results from globules of fat forming around the liver and can lead to serious health complications.
- Sugar Causes Diabetes: For years, diabetes was a condition that people were born with. In modern times, however, diabetes can develop from a poor diet and excessive sugar intake. We here at SoPure Stevia find it incredible that sugar has become so prevalent in our diets that we can actually give ourselves diabetes. While many people can control type II diabetes with relative ease, for certain people it can lead to some very serious complications.
- Sugar Harms The Heart: When it comes to organs that you want to make sure stay healthy, your heart is probably at the top of the list. If your heart is not properly functioning, a whole host of other issue can crop up. For people with type II diabetes, heart health is of extra concern. It is estimated that heart disease and stroke or the number one cause of death among people with type II diabetes, accounting for 65% percent of total deaths.
- Sugar Affects Your Blood Flow: As a person consumes added sugars, excess insulin is produced by the body in order to keep maintain homeostasis. However, this excessive amount of insulin takes a very real toll on your body’s circulatory system. Having chronically high insulin levels causes the smooth muscle cells around blood vessels to grow faster than normal. This increased growth causes tense artery walls which in turn increases blood pressure and leads to increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
Join us again next time as we continue to go over the harmful effects that added sugars have on the human body. Here at SoPure Stevia we aren’t saying that all sugar is bad. Sugar is a vital part for many of our bodies natural processes, however, the amount of added sugar that people today are consuming is quickly becoming alarming. The human body was never meant to process this amount of sugar, and we believe that we all need to take steps to reduce the amount of added sugar we as a society consume. To help with this goal, we here at SoPure Stevia, produce the finest natural stevia extracts to act as a substitute for added sugars in your diet. Stevia has better sweetening power than sugar, is calorie-neutral, and comes with none of the negative side effects that are associated with sugar. When you’re ready to start cutting excess sugar out of your diet, contact us at SoPure Stevia. As one of the world’s largest wholesale stevia providers, we will be happy to show you the benefits that stevia can have on your life. Contact us today for a free sample.