Reducing sugar consumption, here is a widespread trend nowadays. However, many people can not be convinced that they have exceeded the consumption limit for this food. Indeed, if you consume a lot of sugar, the impact will be seen on your entire body. Here are the 12 signs that you can observe on your body that prove that you consume sugar excessively.
Eating too much sugar can lead to serious health problems and illnesses, including diabetes. Here are 12 warning signs that your body sends you, to tell you it’s time to reduce your sugar intake.
We tend to think that sugar gives back energy, that’s why we sometimes take it in case of fatigue. But once the sugar is down, fatigue will still be there and even greater. This is because a large amount of sugar in the body reduces the energy level and causes sudden fatigue.
Want to urinate more often
If your blood sugar is high, your kidneys will send all the excess glucose in the urine and the more glucose passes in the urine, the more your need to urinate will increase.
When you have high blood sugar, your body can not get enough energy from other foods and this creates a constant feeling of hunger especially a hunger for carbohydrates, because your tissues need glucose .
High blood glucose results in loss of fluid in the body. As a result, you feel dehydrated and your mouth is dry. The increase in thirst is largely a direct consequence of the large amount of urine eliminated (polyuria).
If you urinate too much, it can disrupt the functioning of the sweat glands (glands located under the skin that secrete sweat). High glucose levels can also affect the pH of your skin and make it dry. If you also have an injury, you will notice that it will heal very slowly and very badly.
Weak immune system
If you consume a lot of sugar, your immune system will weaken. It will no longer be able to have the energy to fight against diseases such as the flu or the common cold. If you notice that your body is getting sick easily, pay attention to your sugar intake.
High levels of sugar in the body mean that the brain may lack glucose, which can lead to difficulty concentrating. You may experience problems with memory and concentration.
Dehydration can also distort your vision. High blood sugar can damage the tiny blood vessels in your eyes. It can also lead to cataracts and glaucoma. If you suddenly have vision problems (blurred vision for example), it may be a warning sign that your body sends you.
These are the arteries that play a major role in the circulatory system by carrying blood pumped by the heart to the rest of the body. However, when the glucose level is high, the arteries stiffen which causes a narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels leading to a decrease in blood flow. With decreased blood flow, the body’s ability to obtain oxygen and nutrients to the wound area is also reduced. The wound will then heal slowly.
High glucose levels cause irritability, anxiety and depression. People with this problem are therefore subject to frequent mood swings. According to research by neuroscientist Jordan Gaines Lewis, when ingesting sugar, it activates taste receptors on the tongue. These send signals to the brain to activate the reward system and release hormones like dopamine. But sugar quickly takes control of this reward system and you will sometimes end up with irrepressible cravings which can cause different mood changes and can lead to depression.
Poor glucose absorption can also lead to migraines. Insufficient energy for brain cells causes headaches.
People with diabetes who take insulin may have a hormonal imbalance that leads to acne and rosacea.