Are Sweets Good for You?

By: Rayna Zhang

 

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Many people have different opinions on things and on sweets. Some people think that it is good for everyone like for making us get in a better mood, but some people think that it can be bad for us for example, it can increase your risk of getting sick. For me, sweets taste good, but they are bad for my body. But is it good for us? In this article we will be writing about sweets advantages and bad benefits.

First, we will be talking about sweets advantages, the first reason is that sweets can help you with many things. For example, according to the article “Benefits of Eating Sweets” it wrote” It is not a shocker that sweets always make us happier. It is because whenever someone consumes any sweet, it activates a dopamine hormone which is responsible for enhancing the mood it can change our mood into a better mood,” this shows that eating candy can make us happier when you are in a sad mood, and I strongly agree with that since every time I eat it, I feel really happy, and I think that most of you feel like that too after eating candy.

Another evidence is from the article above it wrote “Glucose is the primary source of fuel in our body that comes due to the breakdown of sugar. Sucrose or sugar is composed of glucose and fructose. The human body then breaks down the sugar molecules, transfer the glucose to different cells, and converts them into energy.” This shows that sweets will help you get back your energy, and that helps you. I agree with this but not strongly because there were some sweets that made me full but not some.


In addition, according to the article above it wrote “people on a low carbohydrate diet often ignore the fact that glucose is also a significant nutrient of the human body. The correct number of sweets can help to fuel your mind and body. Some sweets also contain all the necessary fibers, antioxidants, and vitamins for the diet.” From this quote we know that sweets contain nutrients and other things that can help us with our bodies.

We will now talk about sweets' negative effects. One reason that sweets are bad for our bodies is that it can harm our health. For example, according to the article “11 Reasons Why Too Much Sugar is Bad for You” it wrote “A study in over 30,000 people found that those who consumed 17-21% of calories from added sugar had a 38% greater risk of dying from heart disease, compared to those consuming only 8% of calories from added sugar.” From this quote it showed that someone did a study, and it can be easier to die from heart disease, I strongly agree because one they did a study, two is that my family and mostly everybody who is grown up told me it is bad for us.


Another example is according to the same article above “A study in over 430,000 people found that added sugar consumption was positively associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer, pleural cancer and cancer of the small intestine.” This shows that you can also get cancer if you eat too much candy. I strongly agree with this because it did happen, and so there is proof, and a lot of adults have said these kinds of things are happening around.


In addition, according to the same article above it wrote” Researchers believe that blood sugar swings, neurotransmitter dysregulation and inflammation may all be reasons for sugar's detrimental impact on mental health.” This shows that eating too many sweets can also make you depressed, by I don’t really agree with that, since I feel happy after eating sweets.

In conclusion, sweets have negative effects and beneficial effects, is that they can harm our bodies, but can help us with some things too. After I read this article, I still think sweets are bad, because above in the article it said we can get nutrients, make us happy, and can make energy for us, which can only be used for a little while, but the negative side effects your whole life. What do you think about sweets after reading this article?


 

Sources:


11 Reasons Why Too Much Sugar Is Bad for You:https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/too-much-sugar


Benefits of Eating Sweets: https://kandrafoods.com/blog/benefits-of-eating-sweets/


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