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Eating more sweets will also hurt your eyes?

Eating more sweets will also hurt your eyes?

 

Eating more sweets will also hurt your eyes?   The World Health Organization recommends that the daily sugar intake per person should not exceed 25 grams. It should be noted that the sugar here refers to free sugar.

Eating more sweets will also hurt your eyes?

Sweets are one of the foods that everyone loves. Colorful candies, sweet chocolates, cool ice cream… Every dessert has an irresistible temptation for us. However, sweets are delicious, if you eat too much , Is also very harmful to the eyes!

 

So, what are the main manifestations of the hazards of excessive consumption of sweets to the eyes?

Harm 1: Inducing visual fatigue

Vitamin B1 is one of the nutritional sources of the optic nerve, and a large amount of sweets will consume the vitamin B1 in our body that has a protective effect on the optic nerve, leaving the optic nerve in a state of “deficient nutrition” and causing visual fatigue.

Moreover, when vitamin B1 is lacking, it will also affect the oxidation of carbohydrates in the body, and it is easy to induce or pay more attention to neuritis.

Harm 2: Formation or aggravation of myopia

We all know that, under normal circumstances, myopia is caused by excessive eye use, but few people know that improper diet is also one of the important factors that induce myopia, especially sweets.

In the process of digestion, absorption and metabolism of sweets, a large amount of acidic substances are produced, which neutralize the calcium in the human body, and calcium is the “protector” of eye tissue.

Lack of calcium in the body will reduce the elasticity of the eyeball wall, increase the pressure in the lens, and elongate the eye axis, which is easy to cause myopia.

At the same time, the increase in sugar can easily cause intraocular aqueous humor, increased lens density and corneal curvature, change the refractive power of the eye, lead to refractive myopia or deepen the degree of myopia in a short time.

Harm three: cause diabetic eye disease

Long-term excessive consumption of sugar or desserts can easily induce diabetes, and diabetic eye disease can induce a series of malignant eye diseases including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and optic nerve atrophy.

 

Therefore, we must pay attention to our daily diet and strictly control the intake of sugar.

If you are already suffering from myopia, in order to avoid the increase in myopia, you should also eat less sweets.


Eat sugar in right way

The World Health Organization recommends that the daily sugar intake per person should not exceed 25 grams. It should be noted that the sugar here refers to free sugar.

Free sugars exist widely in daily life, except honey, cakes, yogurt and so on that taste sweet.

Some foods that are not particularly sweet, such as pork floss, also contain a lot of free sugar!

In summary, judging the sugar content of a food cannot be distinguished from the taste alone.

 

How to reduce sugar intake in daily diet?

01 Eat less or no snacks

According to statistics, there are 24 grams of sugar for every 100g of ice cream, and the dazzling array of beverages and snacks in the supermarket is a “sugar list”, so we must develop a good diet and eat less or no snacks.

02 Be wary of “sugar-free” foods

In order to meet the needs of modern people for a healthy life, there are many “sugar-free” health foods on the market, but in fact, many of these products use “sugar substitutes”, and long-term consumption will also be harmful to the body. influences.

03 Put less sugar in daily cooking

To reduce the intake of sweets, we must first start with the usual three meals a day, and put less sugar in daily cooking to avoid dependence on “sugar”.

 

 

 

 

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