For many, their meal is incomplete without sweets. They make it a norm to eat something sweet or sugary after breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Unarguably, sugar is essential, as it is an essential source of energy. However, it is only beneficial if you take it in moderation.
What Happens You Consume Sugar?
In a previous interaction with the OnlyMyHealth team, Dt Mahima Raniwal, Diabetes Educator at Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, stated that our bodies turn sugar into glucose during digestion, which is then sent to our cells, where it is used to create energy. The hormone insulin is responsible for carrying glucose to the cells. Your pancreas releases the hormone insulin when you eat something, which decreases your blood sugar levels. This makes it possible for the body to use additional glucose from the food as fuel or storage.
Negative Effects Of High Sugar Intake
When you consume excessive added sugar, the cells can become insulin resistant, which can increase the risk of the following health conditions.
Warning Signs Of High Sugar Intake
It may be possible that you might be consuming a lot of added sugar in your diet, knowingly or unknowingly. Considering the harm that excessive sugar causes to health, it is imperative to know warning signs that tell if you are high on sugar.
Sugar may satisfy your taste buds; however, it is not enough to fill your stomach. Thus, you tend to feel hungry most of the time, leading to mindless and compulsive snacking and eating habits, eventually leading to weight gain.
Another sign that you are consuming too much sugar is when you feel fatigued. Although other health conditions, such as anaemia, can also result in fatigue, this symptom can help you rethink your sugar consumption. Since sugar is digested and absorbed readily, you may tend to feel hungry and low on energy.
Foods No Longer Taste Sweet Enough
Another side effect of eating more sugar is that foods no longer taste sweet enough. This makes you add more sugar to the food you are eating, which will lead to other negative effects on the body, and you will be stuck in the vicious cycle of adding more sugar to already sweetened foods.
Acne is another sign that can tell if you consume more sugar. As per the American Academy of Dermatology Association, a diet low in glycemic may lead to lower pimples. So, next time when acne pops out on your face, think of curbing your sugar and switch to healthy food options.
Taking care of your eating habits is important for a healthy body. Since sugar plays an important part in the body's functioning, avoiding it totally can also be detrimental. Besides, it is not possible to eliminate sugar from your diet. So the best option is to include food ingredients containing natural sugars. Besides, it is also important to consider a dietician before you make any changes in your diet. Consult your doctor if you experience any warning signs mentioned above.
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