ONE OF THE BIGGEST DANGERS IF OVERDONE (WHICH MOST OF US DO!)
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Excess sugar/glucose is the biggest cause of the causes of disease.
It causes inflammation, which is the biggest cause of disease. It causes weight gain, diabetes, heart plaque, aging more quickly, degenerating, feeling worse (believe it or not!), and most of what ails us.
Refined carbohydrates can be considered the same as sugar in terms of the effect on glucose, so they often end up being the cause of the extreme sugar excesses we engage in.
If you eat too much sugar, this converts fat into pustule-like plaque. . If you are overweight, your fat cells produce inflammatory compounds that grow yet more arterial plaque. Elevated blood presure creates turbulence in your arteries, causing inflammation and vasoconstriction.
Eating refined Carbs and sugar cause proteins in your blood to become sugar-coated and these in turn irritate (inflame!) the lining of your arteries. When deprived of nutrients from vegetables, beans, fruits, and nuts, your arteries lack the ability to dilate (!), so instead they constrict, which leads to a rise in your blood pressure."
"If your blood sugar levels are elevated, your liver produces small-sized LDL ("VLDL"), which is more likely to cause the growth of arterial plaque, as well as small-sized HDL, which does not clean your arteries effectively."
THE BEST DIET
Low carb diets are the best for controlling and stopping the consumption of excess sugar and high glycemic foods.