Signs that you are eating far too much sugar



Experts have said for quite some time that acne breakouts aren't just to do with how good or bad your diet is. Sometimes it comes down to your sugar intake alone. If you eat too many sugary foods then you may find that you end up experiencing skin inflammation and that you also struggle to sleep at night. If you want to find out more, then simply look below.

You’re Depressed

Some studies have shown that sugar is often linked to mood disorders such as depression. In addition to causing blood sugar swings, sugar can also alter the neurotransmitters in the brain. These are responsible for regulating your mood. Sugar can also cause spikes in your hormones, including serotonin. When you ingest sugar, you will feel good at first but like the old saying, what goes up must come down. You’ll feel worse in the long run and you will also feel somewhat cranky and tired too. The best way for you to try and stabilise your blood sugar would be for you to try and eat more foods that have a longer rate of digestion. This can include protein, whole grain and fibre.

You’re Unable to Sleep

Eating cookies or cupcakes that come with tons of added sugar can easily make it more difficult for you to fall asleep. This is especially the case in the short-term. It will give you a ton of energy as your blood sugar will be spiked and this will make it much harder for you to go to bed when you are actually trying to wind down. If you eat sugar then on the flip side, you may find that you fall asleep easier, because you have a rush of feel-good hormones. The problem with this is that your blood sugar dips during the night so you may not wake up feeling as good as you could. If you want a good rule of thumb, then make sure that you avoid sugary foods two hours before bed. This will stop you from experiencing indigestion and it will stop the sugar from keeping you awake. If you’re struggling to sleep, then it may be wise for you to look into some sleep aid.

Your Skin is Wrinkled

When you have sugar, it reacts with the proteins in your blood and it forms AGEs. This damages the structures in your skin collagen and this stops your skin from being as bouncy or as supple. A diet that is high in sugar can make your skin wrinkle faster and this makes you look way older than you actually are. If you can limit the amount of sugar that you have then this can make a huge difference.

You’re Getting Cavities

This one is an absolute no-brainer. Sugar is a huge cause of tooth decay. When sugar sits on your teeth, it feeds the plaque that’s there and this produces acid. It’s this acid that leads to cavities. If you want to stop this from happening, then you need to try and cut out sugary drinks if possible. If you can do this, then you will soon find that you are able to reduce the amount of dental issues you have in the future.

*Contributed by Sam Jones. Photo Source: Pexels (CC0 License) 

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