We must admit, everybody loves the sweet taste of sugar. But, no matter how much we all love it, sugar, especially in high amounts, can have an extremely negative impact on our health. So, there is a good chance that you won’t look at it the same way – although its taste will remain delicious as always. Read on.
1. Frequent Colds and Flu:
If you’re consuming excessive amounts of sugar over a longer period of time, it will probably result in a weaker immune system, which will then become less and less able to fight viruses, flu, bacteria, and possibly even some chronical diseases. Should you decide to decrease the amount of sugar in your body, your immune system will come back to normal.
2. Brain Fog, Especially After a Meal:
Excessive amounts of sugar can lead to Brain Fog, which is when you start feeling less and less happy, creative, inspired, and more depressed and anxious. Brain fog occurs after consuming large amounts of sugar, which quickly increases, and then decreases the blood sugar levels.
3. Skin, Feet and Dark Circles Under the Eyes:
Sugar is known to cause inflammations, and high amounts of sugar can result in certain types of skin problems. Sugar can actually be the very reason of acne, oily skin, eczema and so on. It can also have a bad impact on the amounts of adrenalin and it can trigger adrenaline fatigue, which is the reason for the dark circles that show up under the eyes.
Dr. Sherri Greene, a New York podiatrist, says that sugar can also result in inflammation on your feet, even plantar fasciitis, which is actually the reason the soles or heels of your feet hurt.
4. Lack of Energy and Tiredness:
As we all know, foods high in sugar provide a temporary energy boost. However, there is always an inevitable crash afterward, when you just don’t have the necessary energy to do your tasks throughout the day. If you experience this, you should better check on your sugar intake.
5. Weight Gain:
Because of its structure, which offers no protein or fiber, sugar is unable to keep us full since it’s only filled with useless, high amounts of calories. Sugar also stimulates the production of insulin, which is responsible for carrying the sugar to the organs which use it as energy. Excessive sugar intake leads to excessive production of insulin, which can ultimately lead to insulin resistance. In this state, the body cannot react properly to normal quantities of insulin and cannot manage sugar as it should. Since insulin resistance is closely related to obesity, it’s extremely easy for the body in such situation to gain a lot of weight. Worst case scenario – Diabetes.
6. It Used to be Sweeter:
Research has shown that excessive sugar intake bombards your taste buds to the point where their reception of sugar changes. This means that one will need more and more sugar to satisfy their cravings. In this case, we advise you to reduce your sugar intake and ‘suffer’ through the short withdrawal period until your body comes back to normal. After a while, you might even start feeling certain things are too sweet for you, and thus be satisfied with a moderate amount of sugar.
If you’re constantly craving sugar, it may be your body trying to tell you that it’s turning into addiction. If this happens, try and find a way to cut off sugar (at least a little bit, starting small is also starting).