9 Signs And Symptoms You Are Eating Too Much Sugar

6Tooth decay

Cavities and tooth decay are the results of consuming too much sweet foods. While it may not exactly be the sugar that is responsible for making your teeth rot, it is mainly caused due to the food debris that is left on the teeth after eating. If you do not brush it off properly it causes plaque to appear on your teeth which will erode the hard surface whereby tine holes are formed in the teeth.

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Sugary foods like dry cereal and breath mints, especially candy can easily get stuck in between your teeth as it is hard to reach and remove. These speed up the process of decay. The only way is to maintain proper oral hygiene if you want to avoid regular dentist appointments.

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7A high sugar tolerance

Eating sweets on a regular basis will eventually make your taste buds accustomed to the same level of sweetness. So, when they don’t respond to it as they did before you will begin craving for it even more. As a result, your palate will be made dull due to excess sugar and sweet fruits like berries won’t seem sweet for you. However, eating a juicy apple is much better than any other sugary foods. Once, you feel like nothing tastes sweet any longer, cut down on your consumption of sugary foods like sweet syrups and refined sugar, and maintain a well-balanced diet.

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8You catch colds and flu frequently

Over consumption of sugar can block the immune system cells from attacking the bacteria that makes you fall sick. Vitamin C which is an essential nutrient that aids your body in fighting against the flu has a very similar structure to glucose. So, your body’s immune system takes glucose that has no power against flu bacteria instead of using the vitamin C. This causes your immune system to suffer from the disease as it is not able to fight it.

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Cutting down on sweet will effectively prevent such a scenario and decrease the risk of catching a cold or the flu. Eating more fruits and vegetables which are rich in nutrients, beta-carotene, vitamin C and E, and zinc will drastically improve your immunity as well.

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9Feeling bloated

Different foods can be the reason behind why you feel bloated, or gassy, or other digestive discomforts. Eating excessive amounts of sugar is one of the main reasons. Since bloating is directly connected to what you eat and digest, sugars are most likely to be the cause. If the small intestine fails to properly absorb the sugar content, it will then enter the large intestine where it will usually act like a gas-producing bacterium.

Avoid eating and drinking sugary snacks and sodas if you want to prevent the sugar from wreaking havoc in your belly. In fact, foods that are labeled as sugar-free contain even more sugar alcohols which are sweet-tasting indigestible compounds.

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