How To Know You Are Eating Too Much Sugar
Sugar is one of the most damaging substances that one can ingest and it is everywhere in our food. Many people view sugary foods as tasty, satisfying and irrestibles treats but there are only three words to accurately describe sugar: toxic, addicting and deadly.
Sugar is consumed on daily basis in fruit juices, ice cream, soda and almost all processed foods like bread, ketchup, meat etc. Consuming of excess sugar is dangerous to the body because it damages and overloads the liver, tricks the body into gaining weight, causes metabolic dysfunction and increases uric acid level in the body.
Here are warning signs that too much sugar is being ingested.
Frequent colds and flu: Consuming too much sugar can weaken one’s immune system making your body’s natural ability to fight off colds, flu viruses and even chronic disease weaker than it would have been if you have avoided food with added sugar.
Skin problems: Sugar has an inflammatory effect on the body when it is eaten, it can contribute to inflammatory skin problems. One tends to start suffering from acne, eczema, dark circles around the eyes, excessive oiliness or dryness.
High blood pressure: Blood pressure may not be due to the sodium in your diet but rather because of the sugar in your diet, study shows that there is a link between hypertension (high blood pressure) and excessive sugar consumption. Look at your sugar intake as well as the salt shaker in your body.
Anxiety and depression: Eating a lot of sugar can make the body physically crash, it can make one crash emotionally. Once sugar’s energy- boosting effects have worn off, the physical fatigue of the sugar crash may be accompanied by psychological fatigue. Feelings associated with depression such as sadness, social withdrawal, lethargy.
Tiredness and lack of energy: Constant feeling of tiredness or fatigue is one the biggest signs of too much sugar in the body, although high sugar can give big carbohydrate boost and temporarily lend a feeling of increased energy, the crash that comes afterward is a tough one. Re-examine your diet once you start feeling tired all the time.
Weight problem: The human body is set up to accommodate a limited amount of sugar, when the body has had its fill and the sugar keeps pouring in, the sugar calories end up being converted to and stored as body fat. This can quickly lead to weight problems like obesity and weight problems carry a risk for a host of health problems, such as high blood cholesterol levels, cardiac problems, sleep apnea and more.
Heart problem: A sugary diet has the potential to wreak havoc on the heart, a high-sucrose diet was found to hasten death and increase risk for cardiac issues more than high-fructose, high-fat, or high-starch diets. Since sugar bingeing does increase the risk of developing illnesses that have a negative impact on heart health in humans, it’s not a far leap.
Dental issues: Virtually everyone has heard that sugar is not good for your teeth, and it’s the truth. If you keep finding yourself in the dentist’s chair due to constant cavities requiring fillings and root canals, it could be the sugar you eat causing the problem. Sugar likes to work its way into the nooks and crannies in your teeth, where it can rot away tooth enamel and infiltrate your teeth, causing painful dental problems.