9 Signs You Are Eating Too Much Sugar

9 Signs You Are Eating Too Much Sugar

9 Signs You Are Eating Too Much Sugar Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? Just blame it on the delicious taste of sugar. Most people will admit they consume sugar
in large amounts. Sometimes, it’s obvious like when you sweeten
tea or coffee. But it also lurks in abundance in some of
our favorite food and beverages. The American Heart Association (AHA) places
the following major sources of added sugars at the top of their list: Soft drinks;
Candy; Cakes and pies;
Cookies; Dairy desserts;
Fruit drinks; The AHA recommends that American women consume
100 calories or less of added sugar each day. This equals about 6 teaspoons of sugar. For men, the daily calorie cap of added sugar
is 150, or about 9 teaspoons. In today’s video we’ll highlight 9 flashing
lights that may be signaling you are consuming too much sugar. 1. Fatigue
Sugar can create a sugar high and give the illusion that you are energetic. Yet, when that blood sugar tumbles, you’ll
suddenly feel sluggish. To regain that temporary euphoria, you race
to the cookie jar. Consider instead, adding fiber and protein
to your diet. Nutrients provide genuine energy. Since fiber and protein digest more slowly,
you’ll feel fuller for longer. And these nutrients don’t cause sugar peaks
and valleys. Opt for foods rich in proteins, such as eggs,
lean chicken, veggies, whole grains and fruits. 2. Complexion Issues
Consuming extra sugar may leave visual clues on your face. Those who are sensitive to soaring insulin
from eating too much sugar will send their hormones in a tailspin. The result may be acne or other embarrassing
complexion issues. Not sure about last this sentence in yellow
highlight. Is it something you want to include? 3. Endless Craving for Sweets
Breaking a sugar addiction can be done, but it’s difficult. Once your body habitually receives a large
amount of sugar, the vicious internal cycle is set in motion. 4. Mood Shifts
A fresh dose of sugar can create a short burst of energy and suddenly, you feel like everything
is right with the world and in your life. When the energy tanks, you’ll be grouchy
and irritable. So those junk foods are only a temporary treat
for taste buds, but they aren’t doing any wonders for your mood. 5. Weight Gain
You won’t have to look too far to see where those mid-day snacks are residing; they are
probably encircling your midsection. After all, the body has to stash that sugar
somewhere and it typically lands on the belly. If you begin to curb sugary snacks and soda,
you may not need to buy new jeans after all. 6. Cavities
Dentists are quick to remind us that sugar can launch an attack on teeth; it’s one
of the biggest culprits of instigating dental decay. Sugar doesn’t have to be totally eliminated
from your diet. You’ll just need to consume the type of
sugar that’s healthy, including reduced sugar yogurt, low-fat milk or fresh berries. 7. Foggy Brain
Sugar is often the guilty culprit for a person’s forgetfulness, elevated stress and inability
to sleep. To function properly, the brain depends upon
a steady supply of blood glucose. Steady is the key word; a sudden sugar surge
followed by a rapid descent can create confusion. 8. Sweets Lose their Taste
Taste buds are our sensors to let our brain know what’s sweet. Too much sugar can throw these taste buds
off balance. They don’t give us that same satisfaction
that something has the same sweet flavor. 9. A Case of the Blues
Too much sugar can often be linked to depression. A daily quantity of excess sugar can cause
inflammation in the body and as well as in the brain. Studies reveal that clinically depressed patients
have a higher rate of brain inflammation.


  1. Well, that explains a lot. Your the first person EVER, to my knowledge, to address the reason why I can't taste the flavor of sweets after the first bite. Thank you SO much for your informative and easy to understand videos.
    Incidentally, you have an extremely pleasant voice. : )

  2. I'm considering tapping a sugar cube to my neck for a steady release of glucose through out the day. Kinda like a Sugarette. While I have the roll in my hand, I am going to tape a picture of my nephew to sugar jar to remind me who I'm doing it for man! My cousin went up the river for cultivation. He was growing sugar cane in his back yard. The ATF wanted him to finger his supplier and he wouldn't sing.

    I am clean now and go to meeting faithfully. It's all about serenity. We're not in control. You can't beet sugar without a higher power. See what I did with beet? You like that? Cause sugar beets is a real thing but you were expecting beat. Can this subject be considered the sweet science without gloves? Ohhhh I can't stop, the flood gates are open. I gotta slow down on Film Theory. The punchlines are taking over my life.

  3. Just wow. Never learned about #4, #7 (inability to sleep) #8, #9 … these 4 are true for me, but never saw the connection :/ ~ THANK you!

  4. NO sugar Is good they use ground up bones from Cattle with mad Cow disease to make sugar and they sneak sugar Into everything bread, spaghetti, pizza, canned Peas and Carrots, You name It………..

  5. I didn't know that sugar can cause moods. I'm glad that I'm learning something here. Thanks for putting this out!!

  6. Lololol my mom knows more than u and I am telling truth she will tell me if I'm eating too much sugar thanks bye

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