Health risks of sugar are worse than tobacco

2 Added sugar is high in fructose, which can overload your liver

Before sugar enters the bloodstream from the digestive tract; it is broken down into two simple sugars – glucose and fructose. Glucose is found in every living cell on the planet. If people don’t get it from their food, their bodies will produce it. With fructose, the case is different. Our bodies do not produce it in any significant amount and there is no physiological need for it. Fructose can only be metabolized by the liver in any significant amounts. And this isn’t an issue for the liver if we take small amounts and in natural form (such as from fruit). In this case, the fructose will be turned into glycogen and stored in the liver until we need it. But, if the liver is full of glycogen, eating a lot of fructose will force the liver to turn the fructose into fat. Regular intake of sugar leads to fatty liver.

Added sugar is high in fructose, which can overload your liver

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