Signs that you are eating too much sugar. What are the health effects?


Signs that you are eating too much sugar. The foods you eat fall into three main categories (macro): protein, carbohydrates, fats or a mixture of them.

At the end of the meal, whatever is a carbohydrate will eventually be digested or decomposed into sugar simple.

Whenever you read the word “sugar”, you understand that it comes not only from sweet foods, but from many sources, including:

  • Salty snacks such as pretzels, chips and biscuits
  • Cereals such as rice, oats, wheat and even quinoa
  • Any fruit, whether it is a ripe plantain or a green one
  • Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn and cassava
  • Any kind of peas or beans
  • lots of processed foods such as cereals, bread and pasta

Harmful effects of excessive sugar consumption

When the body consumes more sugar than it can bear, a lot of damage can result.

It taxes the pancreas, increases the amount of insulin released and puts pressure on the cardiovascular system.

Excessive sugar consumption can eventually lead to the following health problems:

  • Frequent disease due to low immunity
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Acne and other skin problems
  • Improper weight gain
  • Generalized fatigue or low energy levels
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Memory problems
  • Impaired liver function
  • Fatty liver disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Large triglycerides
  • Poor oral health
  • Changes to the provision

Uncontrolled blood sugar can be extremely dangerous in the long run. It can damage nerves and blood vessels over time, which can lead to loss of sensation in the legs and impaired vision.

Signs that you are eating too much sugar

It can be very difficult to know when you are consuming excess sugar. The body is an amazing car that does everything possible to keep you in balance until it can no longer.

The pancreas will continue to produce enough insulin for as long as it can, so you don’t have a high amount of sugar in your blood. For this reason, most people will not know that they eat too much sugar looking at their lab work.

However, here are some signs that may alert you to this issue:

  • You may be surprised to know that excess sugar can manifest on the body in the form of skin tags and a subtle darkening of the skin called acanthosis nigricans, which can be seen in the folds of the arms, armpits, neck, groin or forehead.
  • A subtle sign that a meal has too many carbohydrates (or sugar) in it is if you want to take a nap right after you eat.
  • Rapid weight gain may be due to consuming too much sugar.
  • Moreover, if the blood sugar level is constantly increased, it will cause increased thirst and increased urination.

The role of sugar intake in weight gain

Sometimes, but not always! Weight gain can be the result of many different causes, so it is not fair to say that it comes only from a diet high in sugar. Sometimes it is not even due to a person’s diet.

A diet high in carbohydrates could lead to weight gain if someone has difficulty metabolizing sugar (defined as insulin resistance) and gains weight, despite the fact that it limits their caloric intake.

Is tooth decay caused only by sugary foods?

Not necessarily. Regular dental hygiene is extremely important in preventing tooth decay, but sugar is responsible for tooth decay.

Crispy foods, such as pretzels, chips, biscuits and cookies, can stick to the surface of your teeth long after you have eaten your snack. They are able to cause more damage, the longer they are allowed to sit carelessly on their teeth.

Someone who consumes a lot of soft drinks or juices, where the sticky liquid is allowed to bathe your teeth in sugar, can also accelerate tooth decay.

Can Exercise Override the Damage Caused by Excess Sugar?

Exercise will help alleviate the health consequences of a high-sugar diet, but it will be ineffective if you do not limit your intake at the same time.

Our tips for keeping sugar in balance in the diet and in the body would be to enjoy food in the least processed form, as you can find in nature.

A balanced plate during meals is more important than a list of specific foods to eat or avoid.

Make sure you keep carbs no bigger than your fist, a quarter of your plate a protein and half your plate full of vegetables and you will start eating and feeling better!


Source: Doctorul Zilei by www.doctorulzilei.ro.

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