12 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar
All the signs you’re eating too much sugar
Most people think only diabetics have high blood sugar levels. Yet this isn’t so. Any person can suffer from this and may not notice the harm being done to nerves, blood vessels, and organs. To prevent complications, you should recognize worrying symptoms in time! Pay attention to sign #3 – if you notice it, you should call a doctor immediately.
12. Constant Hunger
You’ve just eaten lunch and even dessert, but still look for more food. It’s a sign that you probably eat too much sugar. High blood sugar prevents glucose from entering cells. As a result, the body doesn’t receive energy and ask for food again and again, it’s a vicious circle. Try to cut off creamy desserts, carbonated drinks and don’t put sugar in your tea or coffee and you’ll see the result very soon.
11. Increased fatigue
Do you know this feeling you haven’t woken up yet, but you already feel tired? There’s a simple explanation for this: at a high blood sugar level, your body can’t store and absorb glucose properly.
Energy is used inefficiently and body cells don’t receive the fuel they need. That’s why you often feel tired for no reason. Can’t cut sugar all at once? At least replace it with honey. Well, with a small spoon, not a jar.
10. Frequent urination
If the blood sugar is too high, the kidneys cannot reabsorb fluid. Why is this a bad thing?
Your body trying to equalize the glucose concentration in the blood itself, dissolves blood with intracellular fluid. This brings the concentration of glucose to normal and results in frequent urination.
In other words, you run to the bathroom almost every five minutes to stop this annoying thing. Say no to candies, ice cream, muffins and other sweets you love. At least give it a try.
9. Dry mouth – Excessive thirst
A dry mouth and thirst are responses to severe fluid loss. The Hypothalamus, which causes thirst, sends a corresponding signal to the brain. Of course you can’t refuse to drink but it’s better if you choose water or tea without sugar. Avoid drinking juice boxes, they contain a lot of sugar. If you don’t like the taste of plain water, add a piece of lemon, mint or strawberry halves into the glass. This simple trick will make your water taste awesome.
8. Weight Loss
With a high glucose level, you can lose weight within a short period even if your meals contain a lot of calories. Here are several reasons for this :
-fluid loss leads to a low fluid level in your body and it results in weight loss. If the insulin level is insufficient for glucose metabolism, your body will start burning fat faster;
-a large amount of urine at a high level of glucose makes the body spend a lot of calories. In this way, your body tries to dump the excess glucose
7. Infectious diseases
Urinary tract infections and yeast infections can occur in both men and women. However, more often they occur in women with high sugar levels and diabetes. A significant amount of sugar creates a favorable environment for yeast and bacteria growth. Want to stay healthy ? Eat as little sugar as possible, at least try to cut sugar from your diet for a week, then for a month and so on. As a result, you will change your eating habits naturally and without stress.
6. Dry skin
Did you know that dry skin connects with high blood sugar levels ? Here are the reasons :
-excessive urination dehydrate your body to such an extent that your skin begins to dry
-legs skin problems are a sign of narrowing of the arteries and poor blood circulation
-damaged nerves can disrupt the normal function of the sweat glands also the affect the skin water balance
5. Concentrating difficulties
We all know the phrase that “our brains need sugar for better work”. However, high sugar levels prevent glucose from entering the brain cells so the brain experiences difficulties obtaining energy, it affects the speed of thinking and decision making.
4. Blurred vision
Blurred vision is also the result of a dehydrating effect due to high blood sugar and it also affects the cells of your eyes. As a result they deform and the eye loses its ability to focus properly
3. Slow healing of wounds and cuts
Do you notice your wounds and cuts heal slower than usual ? That happens due to vascular damage.
It’s a result of high sugar levels and it leads to poor blood circulation, especially in limbs and insufficient nutrition of tissues.
The difficulties maintaining an erection can also occur because of high blood glucose. A normal erection requires healthy nerves, good blood flow and proper balance of hormones. An excess of sugar in your blood can affect each of these systems.
According to research, people with high sugar are more anxious. The brain depends on an equal supply of glucose and abrupt changes in its level affect its work negatively. As a result, your mood suddenly gets worse. Sugar also affects the absorption of another nutrient responsible for mood : chromium.
This mineral is needed to maintain a stable level of blood sugar. Insulin, which removes glucose from the blood, can’t work properly without it.