Let’s face it, everybody has a sweet tooth. But, no matter how much we love its sweet taste, sugar can have an extremely negative impact on our health, especially when consumed in high amounts. So after reading this, although its taste will remain delicious as always, there is a good chance you won’t look at it the same way.
Here are 7 warning signs our body is giving us when we are eating too much sugar.
Brain Fog (especially after a meal)
High sugar intake can lead to brain fog, a muggy feeling like your brain is operating in a puddle of mud and life is moving in slow motion. It occurs when the blood sugar levels swing too high or too low.
Frequent Colds and Flu
Consuming large amounts of sugar over a long period of time can weaken your immune system and its ability to fight viruses, bacteria, flu, and even some chronical diseases. If you decide to decrease your sugar intake, your immune system will come back to normal.
As you already know, sugary foods provide a temporary energy boost. However, it almost always follows up with an inevitable crash, when you just don’t have the necessary energy to do your tasks throughout the day. Make sure to control your sugar intake if you experience this.
Skin, Feet, and Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Studies have shown that sugar causes inflammations. Therefore, high sugar intake can result in certain types of skin problems. It can actually be the very reason of oily skin, acne and even eczema. Sugar also negatively impacts the adrenaline levels in our body which can trigger adrenaline fatigue. Adrenaline fatigue is the reason for the dark circles that show up under the eyes.
Sugar contains no protein or fiber and is unable to keep us full since it’s only filled with useless, high amounts of calories. It also stimulates the production of insulin, and excessive sugar intake leads to excessive insulin production, which eventually leads to insulin resistance. In this state, our bodies cannot react properly to normal amounts of insulin and cannot manage sugar as they should. Insulin resistance is also closely related to obesity, and it’s very easy for the body in this situation to gain a lot of weight. Diabetes is the worst case scenario.
Studies have shown that high sugar intake bombards your taste buds to the point where their reception of sugar changes. This means that you’ll need more and more sugar to satisfy your cravings. If you constantly crave for sugary foods, it may be that your body is addicted to it. If this happens, it is extremely important to cut off sugar. Keep in mind, starting small is also starting. After a while, you might even start feeling certain things are too sweet for you, and thus be satisfied with a moderate amount of sugar.
Important notice: This article is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and the content herein should not be mistaken for professional health advice. It is highly recommended that you seek advice from a doctor and other health care professionals for serious health and beauty matters.