Ingredient You Consume Everyday That Damages Your Brain And Liver

Nowadays, it is very easy to make a sugar overdose, even if you make sure not to exceed a small piece in your daily cup of coffee. In fact, sugar is everywhere and in large quantities in our foods, starting with the bread bakeries, through dairy products and frozen meals, and reaching the fast-food sandwiches. But this excessive consumption of sugar is very harmful to health and can lead to brain damage and liver cirrhosis. Here's why.
According to Dr. Robert Lustig, Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, sugar consumption is 20 times higher compared to that of the 18th century, when sugar was more expensive and less available commodity.
However, this large amount of sugar that accesses our body is the cause of many dysfunctions and diseases, here are a few.
Diseases and dysfunctions caused by excessive consumption of sugar:
Liver cirrhosis
The average amount of sugar that the liver can metabolize is 6 teaspoons (30 g) each day for an adult and 3 (15 g) for a child. Therefore, consuming the current average of 100 g in USA, the liver converts the sugar surplus fat, which is then released into the bloodstream and stored in the liver.
This causes to increasing of cholesterol levels in the blood and increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The latter, usually caused by excessive alcohol consumption, is due to an accumulation of fat in the liver, degeneration and inflammation of its cells, which may develop into cirrhosis and even cancer.
The results of a recent study of 2600 people has shown that the consumption of sweetened beverages increases the risk of developing metabolic steatosis 55%.
Brain damage
Another organ which is heavily impacted by the excessive consumption of sugar is the brain. A study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, showed that people who suffer from type II of diabetes, induced by sugar consumption, noticed an increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Another study conducted at The University of Medicine Charite in Berlin, studied the effect of high sugar levels in the blood, the memory and the size of the hippocampus (part of the brain that plays an important role in Memory). Conducted on 141 people, aged 63 years on average, the results showed that people who had low scores in the memory exercises were those who had higher blood sugar levels and a shrunken hippocampus.
Other diseases
The harmful effects of a high consumption of sugar does not stop there. In addition to permanently damage the liver and brain, which are vital organs, the sugar consumption would also cause other disorders. Indeed, it increases the risk of hypertension, heart disease, and even certain types of cancer. According to a study published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism, high glucose intake favors certain features of cancer, such as excessive cell proliferation and an anti-apoptotic signaling that prevents programmed cell death. Moreover, other studies conducted by researchers at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah have proven that sugar may help nourish and enhance the development and proliferation of cancer cells.
How to Do a Sugar Detox?
What most people do not know is sugar addiction is real widespread phenomenon. While it is possible to get rid of, but it is still quite difficult.  Since by reducing your sugar intake, you will feel more tired, irritable and even nervous. Fortunately, detoxify sugar is a process that lasts only three days, during which your body learns to function properly and no longer feel as much desire to use it.
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, physician and nutrition specialist, advises not to eat sugar during this period and avoid sugary foods such as honey, agave syrup or processed foods. It also recommends to prefer fresh fruits and carbohydrates slow burning such as oats, and replace sugar in desserts with dried fruits.
To protect your health and enjoy a long healthy life, pay attention in the choice of foods you eat and avoid to the maximum processed foods with high quantities of sugar and fat.

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