Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the symptoms of too high sugar consumption?

Beyond the common knowledge of sugar leading to fatigue, brain fog, belly fat, cravings, and cavities, excessive sugar intake has surprising and detrimental effects on the body.

While sugar and carbohydrates are related, there's a crucial distinction: carbohydrates encompass sugar, fiber, and starch. Starches, composed of multiple sugar molecules, can raise blood sugar levels even more than sugar itself. Starches found in processed foods like maltodextrin have a higher glycemic index than sugar.

Here are seven unexpected signs that you might be consuming too much sugar:

  1. Reduced collagen: Sugar hinders collagen production, leading to loose, wrinkled skin and premature aging.

  2. Chronic white tongue: Excess sugar can cause candida overgrowth, resulting in a persistent white tongue that won't disappear without eliminating sugar from your diet.

  3. Chronic sinus problems: The fungus Aspergillus, which thrives on sugar, is often the culprit behind chronic sinus issues.

  4. Red or pink gums: This could indicate a mild case of scurvy or vitamin C deficiency, as high sugar consumption interferes with vitamin C absorption.

  5. Low testosterone: Elevated sugar levels can decrease testosterone, potentially causing erectile dysfunction, reduced libido, and difficulty building muscle.

  6. Susceptibility to infection: Sugar weakens the immune system, making you more prone to infections.

  1. High adrenaline levels: When sugar damages the cells' energy production, the body compensates by producing more adrenaline.

Last updated: May 20, 2024 15:41 PM