Even though, we all know that eating sugar and sugary products is detrimental for our health, we still can’t stop eating it.
Sugar is highly addictive and we can all agree that its taste is just amazing, but on the other hand we also know that we need to stay away from it since it can be detrimental for the health.
Here are 7 signs that warn you that you are eating too much sugar:
1. Lack of energy and feeling of tiredness
You could feel tired and without energy all the time if you consume a lot of sugar. Even though, sugar gives you an instant energy boost, it lasts a very short time. The energy you feel in the beginning, is soon gone and you end up feeling weary and tired for the rest of the day.
2. Frequent colds and flu
Sugar can weaken the immune system and make us prone to colds, flu, viruses, and chronic diseases. So by reducing the sugar intake you’ll also reduce the risk of developing diseases.
3. Feeling foggy, especially after meals
Foggy brain is the most common symptom when it comes to low blood sugar. Sugar increases the blood sugar level instantly, but the problem here is that they drop very fast. The inconsistency of blood sugar levels increases the risk of impairments and cognitive problems.
4. Cravings for Carbs/Sugar
When you have constant sugar craves, it shows you are a sugar addict. And because sugar causes addiction it leads to a chain reaction of cravings for sugar.
5. Weight Gain
Sugar does not contain fiber and protein, so it cannot keep you feeling full. What’s more, the more sugar you eat, the more calories you get. Sugar promotes production of insulin – a hormone that helps the transportation of sugar to the organs so that they can produce energy. So, the more sugar you consume, the more insulin your body creates, this is a sure recipe for insulin resistance. When situations like this happen, the body doesn’t react to normal insulin levels and fails to transport sugar as it need to.
6. Change of Taste
When we consume a lot of sugar, our taste buds get used to it, and their tolerance to sugar is increased. As a consequence, we start craving foods much sweeter than the one we had before.
Every beginning is hard, but you’ll see that once you start eating less sugar, the sugar tolerance level will reduce and very small amounts of sugar will be enough for you. Also, as the time goes by you will find some things too sweet for your taste.
7. Dark circles under the eyes and feet and skin problems
Sugar is inflammatory, so if you consume high amounts of sugar it can cause acne, eczema, rosacea, oiliness, excessive dryness and many more skin problems. But once you stop consuming sugar your skin is going to be cleaner and softer. As a consequence of the inflammatory effects of sugar you can develop plantar fasciitis. Because of this you can get thick band of tissue on the heels and soles. Also, high consumption of sugar can cause adrenal fatigue and lead to the creation of dark circles under your eyes.
So, if you want to be healthy lower the consumption of sugar immediately.