Short answer? Yes. Ok, so your follow up question is “How?”. Let me explain.
When you have processed sugar, your body has to secrete insulin into your blood stream, which tells your body to store fatty acids and keeps you from burning it as energy.
Is sugar technically bad for you? No, but the quantities that we consume in this day and age is ridiculously unrealistic. Consider this: imagine how much sugarcane or any other fruit one has to consume just to have had the same amount you find in a can of coke (that stuff will kill btw, a topic for another day).
How much sugar is too much? Well that really depends on the individual, but I’d rather stay clear of the stuff.
Disturbing Reasons Why Sugar is Bad For You
- Processed Sugar is High in Fructose, Which Can Overload Your Liver
- Sugar Can Cause Insulin Resistance, a Stepping Stone Towards Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
- The Insulin Resistance Can Progress to Type II Diabetes
- Sugar is a Leading Contributor to Obesity in Both Children and Adults
- Sugar raises your Cholesterol and Gives You Heart Disease
- Because it Causes Massive Dopamine Release in The Brain, Sugar is Highly Addictive