8. Muscle and joint pains
Suppose you find yourself unable to perform regular activities like gardening or to walk or even exercising without difficulty. In that case, you might be experiencing symptoms of the inflammatory processes happening in your muscles and joints. When you eat food rich in sugar, your body secretes a hormone (cytokines) into your blood to break down the advanced glycation end-product (AGE) present in the sugar. The presence of this hormone in your blood is what causes inflammation in the joints, as it’s a pro-inflammatory substance.
As your sugar intake increases, the advanced glycation end-product increases, which prompts the body to release cytokines into your blood to break them down. This continuous cycle one of the causes of heart disease, cataracts, arthritis, poor memory, and wrinkled skin.