We need sugar to survive since it is an essential source of energy. However, too much sugar intake is not ideal. When asked what might happen if you eat too much sugar, the common answer will be “having a toothache”. But it can result in worse situations. It can lead to more serious health problems like obesity, inﬂammation, high blood pressure, and diabetes. So, you need to control everything you eat and make sure to not exceed the right amount of sugar intake.
But how do we know that we are already consuming too much sugar? In this article, you’ll know what the signs are.
You experience mood swings, depression, or anxiety
After eating sweets, people’s emotions can go a little haywire. If you notice that you are being moody lately, it could be an effect of eating too much sugar. According to many studies, eating added sugars can result in inﬂammation, irritability, mood swings, and depression.
Moreover, if your way of dealing with your mood swings is eating your favorite chocolate, then you’re just worsening your situation.
You’re experiencing stomach problems like bloating & indigestion
We all know that sugar is not good for you, but did you also know it can cause stomach problems? Too much sugar can lead to problems like stomachache, cramping, and diarrhea. Sugar on its own will never hurt us. It’s when we eat too much of the sweet stuff and have no other foods to balance out our diet with protein or ﬁber does an episode happens. When your body has a lot of sugars in it without anything else healthy going through, bad bacteria are more likely to grow and bacteria love eating sugars. There are also types of sugar that cause gas or bloating especially for people who have digestive conditions.
Your teeth are becoming more sensitive to hot & cold temperatures
When you were a kid, your parents kept warning you that if you eat too many candies, you will have tooth decay. This is because sugar is a food of bacteria living in your mouth. So, when you start to feel that something is wrong with your teeth, that’s the time you can say that you have a cavity because of eating too many sweets. Your teeth become more sensitive to the hotness and coldness of foods.
Your skin is breaking out in acne
Have you been breaking out these past few weeks? Try to recall what you’ve been eating the most lately. Maybe you’ve been into unhealthy foods like sweets.
A study shows that if you take sugary drinks more than seven times a week, you are more likely to experience moderate to severe acne. Not just sugar itself can cause acne but also foods with a high glycemic index that eventually convert to sugar. High consumption of these increases major contributors of acne such as insulin-like growth factors, sebum, and androgens. The rise in insulin levels is considered a “burst of inﬂammation all over your body”. Remember that inﬂammation is not good for your skin.
Your mouth feels dry after drinking water or juice
When you feel your mouth is dry even after drinking water or juice, it indicates dehydration. Dehydration is the result of not drinking enough water. It can happen if you always eat sweets like ice cream, chocolate, and cookies, and do not drink water after.
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