None can deny and resist the delicious Sugar. But as life is unfair, sugar, in huge amounts, is bad for health. This blog by CRB Tech Reviews discuss all the ways that sugar impacts your body. And once you know this it’s difficult to look at it the same way despite of its taste.
So how do you measure if you’re eating too much? Here we enlist 8 red flags your body is sending you that it’s time to cut back on the sweet.
1. Constant craving of sugary things.
The more you eat, the more you’ll crave for sugar. It’s addictive! This isn’t due to your taste buds have adapted and keeps you wanting more and more to get that sweet taste, but because sugar is addictive like an actual drug. By eating a high sugar diet, you cause hormonal response in your body, it brings you up and then crashes you down and makes your body to want more sugar.
2. You always feel sluggish.
Sugar though causes an initial rise of insulin and after that high feeling, it causes an absolute crash. Energy is stable when blood sugar is stable, so when you take too much sugar, the highs and lows of your blood sugar lead to highs and lows of energy. Eating a lot of sugar means you’re not eating enough protein and fibre, both important for sustained energy.
3. Your skin breaks out often.
Some people are sensitive to getting a rise in insulin from sugar intake, which can imbalance the hormonal cascade that can lead to a breakout like acne or rosacea. A sugar binge can be seen on your face in only a few days.
4. You’re more moody than usual.
The blood sugar crash that occurs when you’re coming off a sugar high can cause extreme mood swings and leave you feeling irritated. And to mention, if your energy is also high, that also contributes to a bad attitude.
5. You’ve been putting on some weight.
Always remember, excess sugar is excess calories, and since it has no protein or fibre, it doesn’t fill you up. It also releases insulin, a hormone that leads to weight gain. When you intake loads of sugar, your body’s told to produce more insulin and gradually that excessive output can lead to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance means our bodies can’t respond to normal amounts of insulin properly and therefore can’t use sugar properly. What’s more, when pancreas works more for a longer span; you can develop diabetes.
6. You’ve more cavities.
When bacteria seats down on food particles in between the teeth, acid are produced, this causes tooth decay. Our saliva maintains a healthy balance of bacteria on its own, but eating sugar can impact the pH and destroy the natural ecosystem. This allows the bacteria a chance to thrive and multiply, and cause cavities.
7. Your brain tends get foggy, mainly after a meal.
This fogginess is a common symptom of low blood sugar. When you intake lots of sugar, your blood sugar levels fast rise and falls rapidly too, instead of gradual fall. Poor blood sugar control is a real risk for cognitive issues and impairment.
8. Nothing tastes like sweet.
Too much sugar basically bombards your taste buds. Excess of sugar makes your taste bud sugar tolerance to rise, so you need more sugar to satisfy that sweet cravings. However, if you cut back and suffer through it in the start, you can eventually lower your tolerance and be content with the minimal sugar amount.
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