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9 Warning Signs you are Eating Too Much Sugar

Eating too much sugar? Everybody loves to eat sweet items like cake, cookies, pastries, and ice cream. You can’t deny a scoop of sweet heavenly taste of sugar, and we have no idea that we consume more sugar than we needed in a single day. 

People on their diet and avoid taking sugar get many benefits, but on the reverse side, if you think that eating sugar is only related to obesity, you are wrong. 

It is pretty tough to quit sugary products in today’s time because you have thousands of options available, and escaping is not that easy. Still, after reading this article, maybe you think again about it. 

What happens when we Eat too much Sugar

Here we are listing 9 signs that will tell you are eating excess sugar, and you will have to lessen the amount of sugar intake as soon as possible, so let’s have a closer look at that:-    

1. Muscle and Joint Pain

symptoms of eating too much sugar

If you often feel pain in your muscles like the neck, back, shoulders, or anywhere else and joint pain, then it can be a sign that your body is sending to you that you are eating too much sugar. 

Whenever you consume too much sugar, your body has to send some inflammatory messengers in the form of immune cells to break down the glycation components into glucose molecules.

The more you eat sugar, the more your body has to produce these molecules to maintain the balance, and it can result in a chemical reaction that triggers your joints and muscles. 

Even further results are worsened. Many people got arthritis, heart diseases, aging, and cataract. Living constantly in pain is never right, so see your doctor immediately whenever you notice symptoms like that.   

2. Weight Gain

This is the world-known truth that eating too much sugar can make you obese shapeless, and weird. There are millions of people who are facing weight gain trouble due to eating too much sugar. 

When you eat anything sweet like a cake, chocolate will surely backfire a nasty result after a few days, and you are never going to like the works as well. Eating sugar is also like an addiction, and it leaves you hunger. Even after eating a muffin or pastry, you never feel full. 

Sugar releases a chemical called dopamine that makes you happy, and that’s why you face it again and again. Your body gets unable to breaks too much glucose and fat, and you gain too much weight as well. 

If you are conscious of your shape and want to reduce excess weight, control your sugar intake.       

Also Read: Eat Chia Seeds for Quick Weight Loss

3. Tooth Decay

Eat too much Sugar cause tooth decay

We have been taught to brush our teeth after eating anything sweet, and it is necessary if we want proper dental care.

It is not just sugar that is harmful to our teeth but also the other co-items stuck so severely in our teeth. 

Like any candy, chocolate bar, cereals, etc., produce cavities and bacteria in our teeth. Ensure that if you are getting dental troubles constantly, avoid too much sugar and brush your teeth properly if you don’t want to see a dentist.     

Also Read: Heal Tooth Decay and Reverse Cavities In Just 3 Days

4. Frequent Urination

Eating too much sugar can a common cause of frequent urination. Though there are many other reasons available for the frequent urge to urinate, eating excess sweetness is also one of the primary reasons. 

Did you ever notice that whenever you eat anything sweet like ice cream or a cake, you feel about drinking water? Your body gets dehydrated, and the more water you drink, the more you feel frequent urination, and sometimes the condition can be worse.  

5. Dry Skin

 Eating too much sugar causes dry skin

Food that includes more sugar can affect your skin’s health too. Whenever you eat too much sugar, more glucose enters your bloodstream.

It can cause some complicated skin issues due to insulin increment, and it also provokes oil glands to generate more oil that can be a significant cause of acne and dry skin. 

So girls and boys, if you have any skin disorder, then take a glance at your regular diet, and if you found anything wrong, just cut it out.

We know you can’t avoid it permanently but at least cut out the excess consumption.    

You should also read: Warning Signs Your Body is too Acidic

6. Slow Healing of Wounds and Cuts

Eating too much sugar directly affects your blood sugar level. If you are facing hypertension or blood pressure-related diseases, then there is a possibility that your wounds and cuts never heal fast. 

Several researchers conducted a study on those who were taking too much sugar regularly, and the results were shocking. The people who have a higher intake of sugar body were unable to heal any small cut or wound.   

7. Increased Fatigue

Eating too much sugar causes fatigue

If you feel tired, even if you have not done any hard exercise or work out, then eating too much sugar can be responsible. It has been found in many studios that too much sugar in your bloodstream can make you exhausted and tired soon. 

Many studies generated the results that eating much sugar can also cause depression.

Whenever you feel stressed, your body automatically wants something to release dopamine, and you eat sugary items. 

8. Frequent Cold and Flu

Your body needs such nutrients, vitamins, and minerals to boost your immune system.

Eating too much sugar or drinking cold drinks and soft drinks that consume artificial sugar have zero nutrient value, and even it makes your immune system weak. 

A weak immunity invites many bacteria and infections, so you always remain sick with cold, flu, and cough.

If you also get frequent colds and flu, then make sure to cut out too much sugar from your diet.   

9. Impotence

Yes, that is true. The new studies done on men showed that sugar could affect your sperm count, and too much sugar in the bloodstream can make you impotent and can affect erectile dysfunction. 

100% tests are still under the procedure, but why take a risk with your power that nature has provided you. 

Frequently Asked Question & Answers-

Q. How do you flush sugar out of your system fast?

Ans. I ate too much sugar how to detox? Research suggests that water consumption in large amounts helps to flush sugar from the blood. We should drink at least 8-10 glasses a day to flush out of your system fast.

Q. What are the symptoms of sugar overload?

Ans. The following symptoms may indicate that you are sugar overload.

  1. Joint Pain
  2. Pimples and Wrinkles
  3. High Blood Pressure
  4. Tooth decay
  5. You’re always tired
  6. Increase in weight
  7. You’re constantly hungry

Q. How much sugar per day is safe?

Ans. Recommendations for sugar intake from the American Heart Association- Men should eat no more than 9 tablespoons of added sugar per day (36 g or 150 calories). For women, the amount is lower: 6 teaspoons (25 grams or 100 calories) per day.

References

  1. The sweet danger of sugar- Harvard Health[1]
  2. Get the Facts: Added Sugars- CDC[2]
  3. Relationship between Added Sugars Consumption and Chronic Disease Risk Factors:[3]
  4. Added Sugars | American Heart Association[4]
  5. Guidelines for Healthy Eating[5]

Dr Maria

MD. Board Certified physician. Fellowship In Family Medicine UK. 8 years of medical experience in Lifestyle-related health disorders. Graduated from AIIMS – All India Institute Of Medical Science, INDIA

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