6. Muscle and joint pain
Do you feel like you’ve been skipping regular walks, gardening, or golfing because you’re in pain? It may be one of many signals that your body uses to warn you about the inflammatory processes going on inside. High amounts of sugar in your diet make immune cells secrete inflammatory messengers into your blood that try to break down advanced glycation end-products, or protein bound to a glucose molecule.
The more sugar you eat, the more advanced glycation end-products appear, resulting in more inflammatory messengers being sent to break the cycle. Such a cascade of biochemical reactions could eventually result in arthritis, cataracts, heart disease, poor memory or wrinkled skin.