However, sugar has many long term detrimental effects on the body when taken out of proportion; such as excesses being stored as fat; increasing stress hormones and suppressing the immune system.
This article gives a great explanation of how a sugar binge can affect our bodies. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/what-happens-to-your-body-an-hour-after-a-sugar-binge-a6701051.html
So, even more reason to try out my healthier versions of Christmas treats! See my previous posts for mulled wine, mince pies and chocolates!