It’s Not Just Too Much Alcohol that Can Destroy Your Liver: The Sour Truth On This Toxic SweetThe concept of “too much of a good thing” is alive and well when it comes to sugar. Though so many of us recognize that sugar isn’t necessarily our best friend for healthy living, we’re willing to overlook that to enjoy our favorite treat. Can eating sugar cause damage over time? You might be surprised to learn that sugar can be just as damaging as alcohol when it comes to your liver.
When we hear about liver problems or liver damage, the first thing we tend to think of is alcohol abuse. While it’s certainly true that alcohol can play an active role in deteriorating the liver over time, so can sugar.
The way in which too much alcohol can be taxing on the liver is the same way that excessive sugar can cause long term damage. At the heart of this health problem is one of the components of sugar, and that is fructose. When eaten in a small and manageable amounts, through say a piece of fruit like an apple, you don’t get the serious reaction which accompanies consumption of refined sugar.
-The Alternative Daily