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Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

The Active Times Logo By Shannon Darnall of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 16: We all know that excessive sugar consumption can cause cavities, weight gain, and ferocious cravings. But consuming too much of the white stuff can have many other unexpected side effects as well.The World Health Organization recommends consuming no more than 5 percent of daily caloric intake from sugar (6 teaspoons for women, 9 teaspoons for men) for optimal health, yet the average American takes in about 20 teaspoons.So how do you know if you’ve been indulging in too many treats, or been duped by those many hidden sources of sugar? Indulging in a treat is healthy, and should be nothing to feel badly about. But if you’re regularly experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to take note of exactly how much sugar you’re really consuming. Because it can be a tricky little beast!

Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

We all know that excessive sugar consumption can cause cavities, weight gain, and ferocious cravings. But consuming too much of the white stuff can have many other unexpected side effects as well.

The World Health Organization recommends consuming no more than 5 percent of daily caloric intake from sugar (6 teaspoons for women, 9 teaspoons for men) for optimal health, yet the average American takes in about 20 teaspoons.

So how do you know if you’ve been indulging in too many treats, or been duped by those many hidden sources of sugar? Indulging in a treat is healthy, and should be nothing to feel badly about. But if you’re regularly experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to take note of exactly how much sugar you’re really consuming. Because it can be a tricky little beast!

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