Excessive sugar consumption is the cause of obesity, alongside with carbohydrates and fats and we are not talking about a moderate intake of sugar, because that amount of sugar is not a threat to the human body. Many people around the world don’t even know that they are consuming high amounts of sugar through many products, which are sold in the local supermarkets such as: sodas, cereals, drinks, salad dressings, yogurts and candies, etc. Well, these types of food products can often lead to excessive sugar amounts in your body. Simple carbohydrates are found in foods, such as: honey, raisins, pure fruit juices, mangoes and bananas.
Our bodies are built to make a quick use of the simple carbohydrates, and it usually uses them as an energy source. This body process increases the blood sugar levels, which we all know has bad effects on our health. And, even worse, excessive amounts of sugar create problems in the nutritional intake for the body. There are many bad side effects and symptoms of overconsumption of sugar, and these are the most common ones: hyperactivity, consequent fatigue, yeast infections, depressive moods, headaches, colds or sinus problems, sleepiness, disorientation, etc. We can also say that chronic sugar overload can increase the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease and even breast cancer.
How sugar consumption and weight gain are related?
When we consume too much sugar, the body uses as much as it needs to boost energy, while the rest that is not needed is stored as fat.
Added sugar is not like natural sugar. It gets to the intestines and the body reacts to it as intestinal bacteria and increases the levels of blood sugar. At the end, this becomes fat which is visible in the waist, hips and thighs.
Say NO to Sugar
Although it seems impossible, quitting sugar can be done. If you do so, you will go through classic withdrawal symptoms of any addiction, such as sadness, headaches, queasiness, fatigue and cravings.
Sugar cravings occur after a meal is digested and your body sends signals to the brain that it is hungry again. This is when you reach for that sweet dessert.
You need to stay away from it and don’t consume any added sugar. Try a little at the beginning, not all at once because you will want it more. Cut out one added sugar product at time.
At first you will feel bad and experience cravings, but you will feel better and improve your health after some period.