Your skin doesn’t look as supple as it should. Excess sugar in the body breaks down collagen and elastin, two substances that play an important role in the plumpness of your skin.
Your cholesterol levels are off the charts. A diet that’s high in sugar raises your cholesterol levels and even contributes to the inflammation of your heart’s arterial walls.
You don’t sleep well. Research suggests that those who ate plenty of sugar during the day are more prone to sleep disturbances.
You constantly need to drink water and you pee a lot. Your kidneys actually produce more urine when there’s excess sugar in your body so you pee more than usual. Excess urination makes your hydration drop so you tend to drink more water which continues the cycle.
You’re always peckish. The body digests simple sugars easily which results in quick spikes and drops in your blood sugar. This makes you hungry easily so you tend to eat and eat to satisfy your urge to snack.
You often get the sniffles. Excess sugar may have an effect on your body’s immunity according to studies.
You can’t seem to remember things easily. Sugar spikes can deprive your brain of energy. Moreover, there are studies that suggest long-term high sugar intake affects the part of the brain that regulates memory.