Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar
1. You’re experiencing digestive issues and irregular bowel movements
Many people think that just because they eat less obvious things with sugar like candy and cake that they don’t need to cut down anymore on there sugar intake but there are lots of other sneaky foods where sugar hides. That includes everything from high fructose corn syrup found in salad dressings to fruit juice added to “all-natural” protein bars. Studies show that the average American consumes 17 teaspoons of sugar per day, which is the equivalent of 270 calories, according to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. This is a major problem because added sugars contribute extra calories to your diet and have no essential nutrients to help your body function at its best.
Some preliminary research has suggested that a high-sugar diet raises your blood sugar, increasing free radicals and compounds that boost inflammation. Over time, too much sugar ups your risk of obesity, increasing your risk of diabetes and other chronic illnesses. Here are some signs that may show you’re eating too much sugar.