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In addition to the great benefits obtained in the consumption of sugar, the thing that should not be escaped attention is the impact if the sugar consumed in excess. Whatever consumed exceeds the rate of normal and sustained will become a habit that may harm health. Limit the consumption of sugar, which is recommended by the Ministry of health RI per day, amounting to about 50 grams (4 tablespoons).
Sugar are a sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants, especially sugar cane and sugar beet, consisting essentially of sucrose, and used as a sweetener in food and drink. A lump or teaspoonful of this, used to sweeten tea or coffee. Sugar is also any of the class of soluble, crystalline, typically sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues and exemplified by glucose and sucrose.
Excess sugar consumption can also lead to cell aging process takes place more rapidly, including on the brain cells due to a decline in brain function that tend to occur more quickly. Other effects are associated with an increased risk of hypertension and impaired liver function. Both of these factors also play a role in increasing the risk of heart disease. Sugar and Obesity (Obesity)
Other effects that we know have long associated the excess sugar consumption is can cause obesity/overweight. The number of sufferers of obesity increased in the last few years, even been found since children and adolescents. According to a 2008 study revealed that consumption of frutosa excessively, which can easily be found on the cake, soda drinks, biscuits, chocolates, as well as a variety of sweet foods and drinks, can lead to an increased risk of impaired function of hormones leptin tells the brain that functions if the stomach is already full. This hormone causes malfunctioning of the brain will not feel satisfied even though consumption of food/drinks actually had enough for the body. If disturbances occur in the long term, can lead to obesity. It occurs gradually, so it is often unconscious. Quite surprisingly, one can have a tendency to consume excess sugar so that it can lead to the effect of "hooked" sugar.
Sugar addiction can be genetic (lowered) associated with the changes that occur on the hormone ghrelin, a hormone that serves to convey the message to the brain when the body feels hungry. In certain people, the changes that occur in these hormones cause the body to feel hungry and want to eat constantly. In addition, the thing to remember of course is associated with a pattern of unhealthy living, such as lack of activity and exercise that also has contribution in increasing the risk of obesity.
Sugar and cancer according to some research, there is an indirect relationship between excessive sugar consumption with growth of cancer cells and other chronic diseases.
Cancer cells can change glucose in the blood into energy, causing the cancer cells continue to grow exceeding the normal cells. Although the mechanism is not yet known about it clearly, alleged there was a relationship between diabetes (diabetes mellitus) and an increased risk of liver cancer, pancreas, uterus, colon, breast, and bladder.
Sugar and diabetes
The long term effects of excess sugar consumption is the most widely known to other communities is diabetes. Diabetes will cause blood sugar to become higher if not controlled soon, the post may cause extensive tissue damage. The long-term impact of this disease which is on the brain (increased risk of disorders of the blood vessels of the brain), heart (increases heart attack risk 2, 5 x higher), kidney (renal function disorders cause and end in fail the kidneys), circulation and blood vessels (difficult wound healed and can culminate in amputation, high blood pressure, high kolestrol), innervation (tingling, numbness, pain when walking, and nerve damage), eyes (cataracts, increased pressure of the eyeball, to blindness).
Other complications associated with the immune system decline, so that sufferers become easily exposed to infection, and complaints of dry skin and easily injured, as well as disorders of sexual function. If you already suffer from diabetes, sufferers should control blood sugar regularly, as well as living a life and a good diet so that the sugar levels stay awake. In addition, it can also happen to hypoglycemia, a condition where blood sugar levels become too low due to wrong handling associated with the consumption of medication/insulin with a meal and activity arrangements.
The cause of diabetes is actually not only associated with excess sugar consumption only. There are other factors that have contributed to these diseases, including hereditary factors and related autoimmune disease, where the body's durability system attack the body itself (in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM 1), usually occurs at the age very young). The factors of life, such as eating habits, exercise, obesity, also played an important role in increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM 2). DM 2 usually occurs at an older age than DM 1. Therefore, the necessary prevention efforts against various complications that can be caused due to excessive sugar consumption. Efforts that can be done is to reduce the consumption of food/beverages that contain large amounts of sugar and artificial sweeteners. In addition, it recommended taking omega 3 and source of fat is good for health, like the avocado, egg whites, as well as fish.
Consumption of mineral water in an amount sufficient to neutralize the beneficial food/beverages consumed sweet. It is recommended to consume foods that have been fermented to help digestion and neutralize the toxins in the body, as well as maintain liver function. "Addicted" to sugar, usually experienced by children, must also be controlled to prevent problems on the teeth, as well as the occurrence of the harmful long-term impact to the body.