It is evident that many people consume foods rich in high sugar content. For instance, candies, ice cream, cakes, and chocolates are some of the delicacies high in demand in fast foods stores and restaurants. Unfortunately, this delicious food can be harmful to everyone’s health. Other than problems with diabetes and obesity, constant intake of these foods would eventually lead to the development of heart problems as one grows older.
The Dangers of a High Sugar Diet
Several studies found that any individual whose diet consists of a high sugar content would eventually be at risk of having heart problems brought about by high levels of triglyceride. At the same time, high content of sugar in the body can significantly lower the level of good cholesterol or lipoproteins. Studies conducted showed a result that among adults grouped together basing on their cholesterol level and diet; at least 16% showed that their daily food calories come from the entire sugary treat they consume each day. This result is quite alarming.
According to professional food nutritionist, the recommended daily sugar intake for women should only be 6 teaspoons while 9 for men. This sugar refers to processed or refined sugar mostly used in baking and cooking. Natural fruit sugar is not included. However, in this report, the most number of sugar intake among the people surveyed reaches 46 teaspoons while the least intake is 3 teaspoons. It is not surprising that many people develop heart problems.
The federal government is taking steps to prevent more health issues brought about by too much sugar in one’s diet. One of this is charging tax on carbonated beverages. With the tax charged on colas, it is estimated that yearly consumption of such beverage would lower from 50 to 40 gallons.
Other than heart disease, too much sugar in one’s diet can lead to conditions like stroke, hypertension and Diabetes type 2. With much optimism, the result of these studies will make everyone aware of the danger brought about by high sugar diet to one’s health.