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Treats not sweet for our health!

YOU may love your sweet treats, but sugar is bad for you. Sweet things can easily turn you into an addict, and researchers have found that sugar has a detrimental effect on your overall health.

Are you addicted to sugar? The following signs can determine your “level of addiction”.

Sugar/carb cravings

How often do you crave chocolate or sweets? Sugar will only make you crave for more, and excessive consumption triggers a chain reaction of sugar cravings.

Fatigue and poor energy

If you are often too tired to do anything, cut down your sugar intake. Sugary foods give you an instant energy boost, but it will later crash, leaving you tired throughout the day.

Weight gain

You may eat a king-size portion of your favourite dessert, but get very little protein and fibre. Sugar stimulates the production of insulin, and it’s later carried to every organ in the body.

Eating too much sugar makes your body release more insulin, and you may later develop resistance to this hormone. The body won’t be able to react to it, and use sugar properly. Insulin resistance leads to uncontrolled weight gain and diabetes.

Colds and flu

High sugar intake affects your immunity, and you’re more susceptible to colds, viruses, flu and chronic ailments. Cut down your sugar consumption, to prevent the development of serious health problems.

Loss of taste

Sugar “kills” your taste buds, and increases their tolerance to sugar. This means that you will always crave something sweeter than your favourite chocolate cake.

Reduce your sugar consumption, and go step by step. In this way, you will be able to control the amount of sugar you eat, and things will be better, within a short period of time.

Brain fog

Brain fog is a common symptom of blood-sugar issues. Eating too much sugar causes spikes in blood-sugar levels, and experts say that this increases the risk of cognitive issues (conscious mental activities), and impairment.

Skin issues and “panda” eyes

Sugar increases the risk of developing issues like eczema, rosacea, acne, dry/oily skin etc. Eat less sugar to improve your complexion. It acts as an inflammatory, and may cause plantar fasciitis. This causes pain and discomfort in the soles.

Eating too much sugar can lead to adrenal fatigue, and dark circles around your eyes. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, consider limiting your sugar intake.

 

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