The danger of being addicted to “sweet” in addition to diabetes. If you think of a sweet little sugar might think that causes diabetes , but actually there are many diseases that are harmful to health comes from sweet foods. And if we can reduce addictive behaviors We were able to risk various diseases. Many more as well
Why people are “addicted to sweetness”
Sweeteners stimulate the secretion of dopamine. Or the hormone of happiness Cause addiction And always feel like eating dessert Although eating dessert makes you feel happy.
Sweet stick causes diabetes ?
That we have been familiar with for a long time that If eating a lot of sweet food We may have diabetes . In fact, the cause of diabetes is not just sugary foods. But it varies with each type of diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes is less common, about 5% of Thai diabetics. This type is caused by the pancreas unable to make insulin. Therefore need to inject insulin regularly To prevent insulin deficiency And does not allow high blood sugar levels until it occurs Because it may pass out And died suddenly It is often seen in children and adolescents.
Type 2 diabetes is found in approximately 95% of Thai diabetic patients. And most of them are people aged 45 years and over, caused by the pancreas not able to make enough insulin. And the body becomes insulin resistant This type usually does not show acute symptoms. But if there is no control It can lead to severe chronic complications that are acute.
Type 3 diabetes mellitus during pregnancy. (Diabetes is diagnosed during the 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Without having previous diabetes)
Type IV diabetes is a type of diabetes that is caused by other causes such as genetic genetic abnormalities, drug induced, pancreatic disease such as cystic fibrosis.
Causes of Diabetes Therefore there is more than eating very sweet, for example
- Overweight, obese, lack of exercise.
- Older age Increased risk of diabetes
- Being a patient with diseases of the pancreas such as pancreatitis Or have ever had pancreatic surgery
- Some viral infections, such as measles, rubella, mumps, which affect the functioning of the pancreas.
- Getting certain medications Causing more sugar or poor insulin response
- Pregnancy due to the production of many hormones from the placenta. Which inhibits the activity of insulin
What are some diseases associated with sweetness?
Besides diabetes Consuming a lot of sugar (Including foods containing starch Carbohydrates) also increases the risk of a number of other dangers such as
The sweetness will make you feel more hungry. And not feeling full You will feel Not enough to eat. And easily gain weight without knowing
Sugar makes the hormone catecholamine. And high uric acid Which are all causes that cause high blood pressure .
- Heart disease
Foods high in sugar It increases the risk of heart disease because sugar affects the pumping process of the heart. Increase the levels of triglycerides, bad fats, glucose and insulin in the bloodstream.
- Coronary heart disease
When eating starchy foods And a lot of sugar Will cause triglycerides to accumulate in the body Causing the fat content in the blood to increase Risk of cardiovascular disease
- Tooth decay
Easily digestible sugar Bacteria in the mouth can therefore multiply quickly. It is the cause of various oral problems such as tooth decay, corrosive enamel, gum disease and bad breath
Avoid desserts, sweetened beverages, add water for being addicted to “sweet
In addition to sweets and drinks It is often a food with a high sugar content. Dr. Suwanchai, M.D. Wattana Yingcharoenchai The Director-General of the Department of Health revealed that according to the Office of the Cane and Sugar Board, Thais consume up to 25 teaspoons of sugar per day, which is more than the amount set by the World Health Organization (WHO) at no more than 6 teaspoons per day. As much as