It seems that we learn of a new negative effect of sugar every single day. It has recently been found that sugar can lead to various issues with the heart, including heart blockage.
If weight gain and diabetes was not enough of a reason to stay away from sugar, maybe heart blockage is. It may be hard to cut sugar out completely since most of the foods that we eat contain some form of it, but cutting back as far as possible may mean a lot for your health in the long run.
What Is Heart Blockage?
Heart blockage is when the blood vessels that supply the heart become blocked. This means that the heart muscle will not receive the blood and oxygen it needs, which can lead to a heart attack.
If this blockage forms in a blood vessel that supplies the brain, a stroke can occur.
Another name for a heart blockage is coronary artery disease or atherosclerosis. Diet plays a major role in the development and significance of this condition.
Coronary artery disease occurs when plaques builds up along the walls of the blood vessels, hardening and narrowing them. This can block the flow of blood to the heart or brain, or pieces of plaque can break off and create a blockage.
This plaque build-up is caused by high cholesterol levels, which is caused by eating too much sugar.
Another common side effect – and also a tell-tale sign of bad cholesterol – of too much sugar, is weight gain.
Triglycerides are a certain type of fat found in the bloodstream that are created from extra calories consumed, that are not used right away for energy.
High levels of triglycerides raise the risk of heart disease and plaque buildup. A diet filled with sugar and carbs can significantly raise your triglyceride levels.
Try to hold back on all forms of sugar – refined and natural – in order to get your triglyceride levels as normal as possible.
Managing Your Heart Health
If you are serious about your heart- and overall health, you need to eliminate carbohydrates from your diet. This means cutting out things like sugar, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, chips, crisps, processed food, sugary drinks and alcoholic beverages.
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