Why is too much sugar bad?

A lot of sugar processed can cause serious health problems. It can also happen when you consume foods with added sugars, as they can cause metabolic diseases and type 2 diabetics. You are then at a greater risk of heart disease.

Sugar is not the most dangerous food for heart health. Experts believe that it should be on the same level as salt and saturated fat. This article will explore how sugar can harm your health.

Obesity and Diabetes Caused by Too Much Sugar

Arash Bereliani MD, director of the Beverly Hills Institute of Cardiology and Preventive Medicine, California, says that eating or drinking large quantities of sugar can increase your risk of diabetes and obesity. He discusses how obesity and diabetes are major contributors to peripheral artery diseases (which may lead to strokes) and coronary artery disease.

High Sugar intake can lead to stroke

According to the American Health Association, people with diabetes are at a greater risk of having a stroke. The American Health Association says that people with diabetes are also more likely to suffer from heart disease in later life.

Unmanaged diabetes can cause elevated blood sugar levels or high blood-pressure, which puts strain on your heart.

Too Much Sugar Can Damage Blood Vessels

A high intake of sugar can damage your blood vessel lining, causing them to lose their elasticity and become narrower. This will restrict blood flow. Plaque buildup in the arteries can cause blood flow to be restricted to your brain and heart, resulting in a heart attack or stroke.

Sugar can cause triglycerides to increase, which is a type of circulating fat in the blood. High triglyceride can cause lipid disorders such as high LDL cholesterol, and increase your risk for stroke and coronary disease.

How much sugar is too much sugar?

According to the CDC the average American consumes 17 tablespoons of sugar added daily. This amounts to 57 pounds a year and is nearly three times more than the AHA recommends. According to the Association, added sugars should not exceed 6% of daily calories. Six teaspoons of sugar (24 grams) is the equivalent to a standard 2,000 calorie diet.


Make an appointment to have your doctor assess your sugar levels. Follow the AHA guidelines if you are already at risk.