Sugar is hard to avoid in today’s modern foods. It is in everything from candy to baked goods, and it is even added to things you might not expect like salad dressing and frozen foods. Most people are eating far too much sugar. But how can you tell whether or not you are eating too much?
First, look at the types of foods you are eating. Do you eat a lot of packaged foods, pre-made meals, sauces and baked goods? Changes are you are getting more sugar than your body can handle. There are a few other conditions that are directly related to consuming too much sugar. Keep reading to see whether or not some of these signs you are eating too much sugar might pertain to you!
1. Weight Control Issues
Many people now have trouble controlling their weight. This is not surprising given the amount of sugar that is found in most packaged foods at the grocery store. Sugar makes our bodies hang onto fat and then we gain weight. Sugar also has addictive qualities, so when we eat a little bit of sugar our brains tell us that we want more of it more often. This begins a vicious cycle where the person just keeps eating more and more sugar and gains more weight.
2. Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is becoming more and more common in both adults and children. Some people believe that the correlation between the increase in sugar in our food is linked to the rise in Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes causes your body to become insulin resistant. If you eat too much sugar your body stops being able to properly process it. If you have Type 2 Diabetes eliminating processed sugar should be a top priority.
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3. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects women. It is a hormonal imbalance that can cause cysts to form on the ovaries. These cysts can cause issues with infertility in many women who have the condition. A large percentage of women with this condition area also overweight and have problems with insulin resistance. And, as we know from before, insulin resistance is caused by too much sugar in the body. If you have PCOS try eliminating sugar to see if that helps you to lose weight and experience less of the symptoms associated with the condition.
4. Issues with Yeast
Yeast is a tough thing to get rid of. More and more people are discovering that they might have issues with yeast overgrowth or Candida. If you have any of the following symptoms you might have issues with yeast overgrowth:
– Fungal infections
– Digestive issues like bloating
– Brain fog
– Mood swings
– Sugar cravings
All of these may be signs that you have yeast overgrowth. Yeast feeds on sugar, so it is imperative that you eliminate it from your diet while treating the yeast.
5. Unstable Moods
Sugar consumption can high-jack the hormones in your brain that control your mood making it hard for you to process emotions normally. It creates a disruption in the feel good parts of your brain making you crave more sugar to help to “fix” the problem. Sugar can also impair your ability to retain new information, and can contribute to depression and anxiety. If you are noticing any of these signs that you are eating too much sugar try eliminating it for a while to see if symptoms improve.
Sugar is in many of the pre-packaged foods found on grocery store shelves today. It is best to shop only the perimeter of the grocery store to avoid these foods and the sugar they contain. Sugar is very detrimental for your health and should be avoided where possible.
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