Jam on your bread for breakfast, a candy bar at the office, a piece of cake in the afternoon, yogurt with fruit for dessert in front of the TV.
That’s not that bad, right…?
Well, it can be. It’s not just obviously sweet foods that contain a lot of sugar. There’s also sugar in places we’d never expect it.
Processed foods, for instance, like sausage, canned fruits or veggies, potato chips and others have surprising high quantities of added sugar. And what’s the effect of elevated sugar consumption on our bodies?
High sugar consumption can have serious negative consequences on our health, which is why it should be avoided.
Sugar can turn to fat in the body and surround the organs which will disrupt their normal function and cause numerous other problems. Sugar is also the main reason for diseases such as diabetes, as well as a variety of other health problems.
Here are 5 signs that indicate you’re consuming too much sugar:
Sugar does give you an almost immediate energy rush, but it will make you crash down to Earth later. The so-called sugar low will make you feel more tired than before, so you may want to eat an apple instead of a chocolate bar when you need some energy.
Does sugar not taste sweet enough anymore?
Then you might be suffering from sugar addiction. Long-term, elevated sugar consumption also raises your palate’s glucose tolerance level. So over time you need more and more sugar to satisfy your craving.
It’s not for nothing that scientists have started calling sugar an addictive drug
Your favorite jeans don’t fit anymore and you’re feeling increasingly worse about your body? It could be that the sugar in your diet is causing weight gain. It contains a lot of calories and they’re the opposite of good calories. Sugar only sates your hunger momentarily and actually in a way that leaves you hungrier afterward.
If you’re suffering from recurring infections more often it may be because of the high sugar consumption. Sugar can weaken your immune system and make you more prone to infections, which is why you need to reduce its intake.
The body can’t process big amounts of sugar, so it sends the excess toxins to the skin as a last resort of getting rid of them. This may cause numerous skin problems such as acne, eczema and dry skin which can’t be treated with cosmetic products.