Lifestyle   Wellness
By Lifestyle Team | 05 July 2019

9 Signs That You're Eating Too Much Sugar

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Too much sugar affects our bodies in negative ways. Although we rely on sugar for energy, the type and how much sugar we eat has an impact on how we feel and function. That’s why diet is so important.

Sugar causes the body to produce insulin, the primary hormone used to regulate the amount of sugar in the blood. Too much sugar or insulin can cause symptoms that impact your daily life. Long-term overproduction of insulin by over-consumption of sugar can cause diabetes.

Three forms of sugar consumed by most people on a daily basis are sucrose, fructose, and glucose. Sucrose, or table sugar, is made of half glucose and half fructose. It’s less sweet than fructose by itself but sweeter than glucose.

Glucose makes up the building blocks of carbohydrates. Every cell in our body uses glucose for energy.

Fructose occurs in fruits, honey, grains, and vegetables. Most commonly we see it as high-fructose corn syrup. Only the liver can process fructose and it uses a lot of resources to do so.

There are nine ways our bodies tell us we are eating too much sugar: