1. Sugar Nap/Sleep
If you eat a breakfast or lunchtime meal loaded with sugar, there’s a good chance it’s going to hit you later and make you feel like you need a nap.
2. Bad News From The Dentist
We all know that eating too much sugar can promote tooth decay. That’s a message most of us have been hearing since we were kids.
3. Blood Pressure
Yes, in addition to rotting your teeth and sapping your afternoon energy, sugar can also promote high blood pressure. One scientific study even found that lowering sugar intake is even more important than lowering sodium to control high blood pressure!
4. Cholesterol Overload
High cholesterol comes from eating too many fatty foods, right? Well, that may be true, and you will probably be surprised to find out that eating too much sugar can also raise levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol in the bloodstream.
5. You’re Always Hungry
Sugar has loads of calories, but you may as well regard them as “empty” calories since they do not make you feel full like some other foods that are high in protein or fiber.
6. Increased risk of depression
If all the other negative health effects of sugar aren’t quite enough for you, how about sugar’s ability to trigger depression in some people? Yes, scientific research has found that higher blood sugar levels are associated with an increased risk of depression.
7. Crash after Workout
If you find that your normal exercise routine is getting harder and harder, it may be because you are consuming too much sugar.