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Sweeteners and Sugar Intolerance: What Are the Effects of Drinking Candy?

Sweeteners and Sugar Intolerance: What Are the Effects of Drinking Candy?

Athletarian Minion
Athletarian Minion

The sweet, sugary taste of candies tempt many of us to have just a little too much on our lips. Candy, in moderation, is a healthy snack and has many positive benefits for our health, but the consequences of overindulgence can be devastating. Consuming a lot of candy (particularly candy coated treats) can lead to an accumulation of toxins in your body because candy is often high in sugar and lacks essential vitamins and minerals. High consumption of candy can also cause hormonal changes in your body, which can negatively impact your health. Although many studies have attempted to link the consumption of candy with the formation of stomach cancer, most studies have failed to make this link.

As far as the health benefits of sweet snacks go, only very limited research has been conducted on the subject. Most of the research that has been done relates the consumption of sweet snacks to an increased risk of developing diabetes. However, some studies have shown that people who have a sweet tooth have an increased risk of developing diabetes if they are not careful; this association is likely due to a higher sugar intake. Still, the research clearly indicates that individuals who consumed candy almost daily lived longer than people who did not consume the sugary snack nearly as frequently.

One of the most common side-effects of sugary foods and drinks is inflammation. Your body has natural ways to fight off infection, but the excess sugars and fats that are found in processed foods and beverages tend to stimulate an overabundance of yeast cells in your body. High sugary foods and drinks seem to promote an environment in which yeast can grow out of control - when this happens, you develop infections such as candida, which can severely disrupt your digestive system. If Candida overgrows in your body, it can lead to chronic illnesses including IBS, diverticulitis, and ulcers.