How To Know If You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

It seems like everyone has at least one or two sugary food that they love! But, like anything else, if you eat too much sugar, there are health consequences you might face. These include heart disease, diabetes, and many different kinds of dental health problems.

Am I Eating Too Much Sugar?

If you’re not sure if you’re consuming too much sugar on a daily basis, there are a few telltale signs. Below is a checklist that may make you want to reevaluate your diet:

  • Mood & irritability – If you’ve been feeling moodier and more grumpy lately, you may want to start paying attention and seeing if these mood swings go along with a sugar crash. Sugar highs will make you energetic, but when the crash occurs, you’ll be left with a downward mood swing.
  • Lethargic & fatigued – This goes along with the first point. When your sugar crash inevitably happens, you’ll find yourself feeling tired, rundown, and sluggish. The best way to keep your energy and mood stable is by keeping your blood sugar stable.
  • Skin problems – Eating a diet high in sugar can sometimes have an effect on your skin. When you eat too much sugar, your insulin will spike, which makes your hormones surge. This can lead to acne breakouts, which are never fun.
  • Dental problems – Dental cavities, tooth decay, and tooth infections can all be the result of too much sugar and not enough brushing. However, even if you brush diligently, you may still suffer from dental problems if you’re consuming copious amounts of sugar. This is because the sugar can alter the pH levels in your mouth, allowing the bacteria in plaque to feast on your enamel.

For more information on how sugar can damage your health or for tips on how to cut back on sugar, please contact Front Range Smiles. It’s important to us that our patients are healthy, happy, and confident in their smiles! To make an appointment, please call or visit our Parker, CO office today.

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