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Is Eating Too Much Sweet Bad For Health
Sweets: The simple answer is yes. Sweets are not really a healthy food, although in moderation they are ok to spice up life a little. Excess sugar tends to cause immediate damage to your teeth, raises your blood sugar, leads to more fat being deposited in your tissues, and predisposes you to get diabetes with all of its complications. It also raises your Insulin levels which makes your blood pressure wors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be bad!: Dental diseases such as "dental decay" and "periodontal" infections are caused by bacteria. These bacteria eat the sugar you consume in your diet. The metabolic waste from the bacteria eating the sugar is an acid. This acid can dissolve the enamel or irritate the "gums". If the bacteria are allowed to stay on the teeth they will cause decay or "gum" disease. Brushing/ floss removes the bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Too much food in general can lead to obesity and a host of problems from high blood pressure to diabetes to heart disease and arthritis. If that's not a problem, occasionally eating a lot of any one food is probably fine as long as you get a good variety of other foods most of the time. ...Read more
It can be: Eating too much of anything can be a bad thing. As an extreme people have died from water poisoning from drinking too much water. If you eat so much salmon that you are excluding other important nutrients and foods in your diet than it may be too much. If you are healthy and fit and have a balanced diet it may be ok. Honestly ask someone you trust, if they think you are eating too much. ...Read more
Yes, that's bad: Too much butter is bad for one's health. A healthy diet consists of a variety of vegetables, lean protein, whole grains, nuts. Add in some fish. A little butter is fine. A little sugar is ok, but it is best to avoid sugars and simple starches. In life, too much of any one thing becomes bad for one's health. ...Read more
Several reasons: The processed chemicals/food stuffs in "junk" food is less than optimal for your body to be exposed to and could have harmful long term effects. But more so, "junk" food tends to be calorically dense but nutritionally "light" .. .so you get all the calories with limited micronutrient benefits. That's a recipe for gaining weight without gaining health! ...Read more
Eating eggs: Not sure of your definition of "too many eggs" but eggs are an amazingly good food and get a lot of "bad rap" about cholesterol. Eating 2-4 eggs per week is not harmful and can be good for you. Be sure to purchase free-range, organic eggs for the best overall health of your diet. ...Read more
It can be: Eating too much of anything can be a bad thing. As an extreme people have died from water poisoning from drinking toos much water. If you eat so much yogurt that you are excluding other important nutrients and foods in your diet than it may be too much yogurt. If you are healthy and fit and have a balanced diet it may be ok. Honestly ask someone you trust, if they think you are eating too much. ...Read more
Sometimes: Natural standard conducted a study which showed that some people can have an allergic reaction caused by tannins and caffeine when green tea extract is taken in excess. It is thought that some people are more sensitive to these ingredients or this could be a reaction with medications they are taking. Symptoms included rash and itching. What do they say about too much of a good thing? ...Read more
Depends: On what too much means to you. Humans are the only mammals that continue to consume milk after early childhood, and all milk has lots of fat and cholesterol. While goat's milk produces less allergic and GI symptoms in many people than cows milk, it is not necessarily healthier. A diet heavy on plant-based food and light on animal-based food, including milk, is healthiest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It may be bad: I wasn't aware of the product, but a quick literature review indicated that Instagram in Australia removed the company's webpage and an article in Cosmopolitan reported on serious side effects. It has a laxative effect, and laxatives to lose weight are often dangerous. What works in sensible diet (including ones like WeightWatchers) and exercise. Crash diets, detoxes and other "fads" don't work. ...Read more
Is too much protein bad for your health? I drink protein shakes and i don't know whether too much is bad for my health.
Debatable: Too much protein can have adverse effects but it varies per person. There is controversy whether kidney damage may occur with excessive protein. One question to ask is whether large amounts of protein are necessary- the answer is typically "no." most active athletes need in the range of 0.6-1 gram/pound. So, if you weigh 200 pounds, then 120-200 grams is plenty. More than that serves no purpose. ...Read more
Yes: A diet with high amounts of simple sugars can cause fluctuations in Insulin levels and lead to highs and lows of perceived energy and mood. Such a diet is associated with overweight and obesity in teenagers, and might increase the risk for type ii diabetes in the future. Simple sugars should compose a small part of your diet. ...Read more
Yes: too much of anything is generally a bad idea. ...Read more
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