Sugar makes our body more vulnerable to bacterial infections. It seems that those tiny sweet crystals reduce our body's ability to defend itself against bacteria. And, well, nobody enjoys a crazy looking icky thing growing on some part of their body.
Sugar often causes tooth decay. If you've ever experienced the pain of a bad tooth, then you know that the pain can drive you crazy. Some have even said it's worse than giving birth. OK, I’ve said it. I’ll let you know if it’s worse if I ever give birth.
Sugar can leave us with varicose veins. Not such a problem if you live in a zero-degree country because you can easily hide them. For those living in short shorts countries though, varicose veins can take the fun out of summer fashion.
Sugar also leads to an increase in cholesterol. The latter, in turn, can lead to heart disease and a complicated equation that leaves you unable to do fun things. This includes going up steep hills or having sex.
Sugar can interfere with how your body absorbs protein. The latter helps us feel full for longer, so we eat less and gain less weight. But if your body isn't absorbing that protein, then you're going to get hungry sooner and you're more likely to gain weight which, in turn, will have you going on another bout of crazy bad diets.
Sugar has also been associated with myopia — nearsightedness. Not something you’d want to cause unnecessarily. Although, if you've had an eye on a great pair of retro frames...(this is the sugar talking, ignore me.)
With sugar, our body is more likely to hold fluid. Now, fluid retention is not something we want. Especially if we have to struggle to get into our favorite pants on any normal "non-fluid retention" kind of day.
Sugar can lead to severe and painful migraines. The latter can leave us unable to do anything or look at anything, for that matter, especially when there is daylight. Spending a day in total darkness is the only way to get through a migraine — that, or shushing people and telling them to speak softly.
Rather than satisfying our cravings, sugar triggers our hunger even more. You might think that you are shutting down your cravings with that one bar of chocolate but the cravings will only grow stronger a few hours later. As hard as it may be to believe, the less sugar you eat, the fewer cravings you’ll have.
There are more crazy bad things sugar does to our mind and body. But, there’s one reason why many of us will never want to give it up. Ever. And that’s because of the euphoric goodness we feel on our tongue, the minute our taste buds catch the first burst of sugar. Glorious, glorious times.