Eating too much added sugar can have many negative health effects.
An excess of sweetened foods and beverages can lead to weight gain, blood sugar problems and an increased risk of heart disease, among other dangerous conditions.
Why is candy bad for you?
Sugar is bad for you a because it has calories, and because if you have diabetes or a diabetes-related condition — lets say high blood fat levels — then having sugar will increase your blood sugar and your triglycerides, which is a risk factor for heart disease. (Triglycerides are a type of fat in the blood.)
What does candy do to your body?
An abundance of added sugar may cause your liver to become resistant to insulin, an important hormone that helps turn sugar in your bloodstream into energy. This means your body isn’t able to control your blood sugar levels as well, which can lead to type 2 diabetes.
What is the healthiest candy to eat?
The Healthiest Candy Bars, Ranked By Nutritionists
- Kit Kat.
- 3 Musketeers.
- Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme.
- Reese’s Sticks.
- Almond Joy.
- Milky Way.
- Hershey’s Gold.
How much sugar is bad for you?
According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount of added sugars you should eat in a day are ( 7 ): Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons) Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons)