Sugar is a stimulant of pleasure, giving addiction like a drug, shows numerous scientific studies made in recent years. Consumed with maximum moderation, it does not harm the health, but in large quantities, its effects can be very dangerous. That is why specialists argue that sugar consumption should be limited as much as possible.
Dangerous is the fact that most sweet products in the market, especially those for children, contain very large amounts of sugar. But sugar is not only found in sweets, but also in processed beverages and foods such as potatoes, fruits, cereals, ketchup, mustard, sauces and dressings for salads, soups.
Main Adverse Effects of Excessive Sugar Consumption:
Doctors claim that excess blood sugar affects blood vessels, causing problems in the kidneys, but also in the eyes.
It favors caries. Any child who consumes many sweets and carbonated beverages risks to make caries from their teeth.
The appearance of cardiovascular affections. Numerous studies have shown that increased consumption of refined sugar leads to a decrease in the level of good cholesterol that has the role of maintaining the health of the cardiovascular system. Thus, heart disease occurs.
Increases the risk of cancer. Excessive consumption of sugar also causes a decrease in blood pH below normal levels, causing metabolic acidosis – a disorder that can promote the appearance of some cancers. For example, specialists claim that the incidence of colon cancer is up to five times higher in candy consumers than in people who avoid or consume little sugar.
Obesity among children. Statistical data shows a doubling of childhood obesity prevalence in the world over the last 30 years in both developed and less developed countries. The most important cause of obesity is nerative eating, based on sweets, which often associates with sedentary. At the same time, obesity present in a child or adolescent is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, for sleep apnea syndrome, and for the development of cardiovascular disease.
Type 2 diabetes. A child who does not have a healthy, healthy diet, and tends to eat a lot of sweets and pasta, will aggravate the pancreas, which in the meantime will cease to function in normal parameters, resulting in the development of diabetes in the child.
Fragility of bones. A child who consumes many sweets will have problems in harmonious childhood growth. In particular, it will have a bone fragility, maybe rickety.