7. Your Brain Feels Foggy especially after a meal.
This fog is a common symptom of low blood sugar. Your brain needs a steady supply of blood glucose to function properly. But you don’t want a quick rise in blood sugar and then a sharp decline, which is what happens when you consume added sugar. When your blood sugar drops, your energy is dropping, so your ability to stay focused and alert can drop too.
8. You’re struggling to button up those jeans
Rates of obesity are rising worldwide and added sugar is thought to be one of the main culprits. Glucose is a major source of energy for the body, but if it is not used immediately as energy, the body stores excess in the liver, muscles, or as fat around the middle. Sugar also triggers the release of insulin, a hormone that plays a big role in weight gain and diabetes.
9. You’re Constantly Bloated
Less desirable bacteria and yeast produce gases when they ferment our undigested food in the colon. Bad bacteria particularly love eating sugars, whereas beneficial bifidobacteria, who love veggies, are not believed to produce any gas. An overproduction of gas can lead to pain after eating, uncomfortable bloating and flatulence.
Please share these subtle signs you’re eating too much sugar with your friends and family.