Health implications of added sugars in food

Dental Issues

Sugars are a major contributor to tooth decay and cavities. Bacteria in the mouth feed on sugars, producing acids that erode tooth enamel.–

Cardiovascular Health

High sugar intake is associated with increased triglyceride levels and decreased HDL (good) cholesterol, raising the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Liver Health

Excessive sugar consumption can overwhelm the liver, leading to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and potentially progressing to more severe liver conditions.–

Energy Slumps

Foods high in added sugars cause rapid spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels, leading to energy slumps and increased feelings of fatigue.


High sugar consumption may trigger inflammation in the body, which is linked to various chronic diseases like arthritis and certain cancers.

Nutritional Deficiencies

Foods high in added sugars often lack essential nutrients. Consuming these foods regularly may lead to a diet low in important vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.

Addiction-like Behavior

Sugar can trigger the brain's reward system, leading to cravings and potentially addictive behaviors, making it difficult to reduce sugar intake.


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