Warnings That Your Sugar Intake Is Too High

How much sugar is excessive? Sugar consumption should be drastically reduced, according to the WHO. World Health Organization recommends 5% of calories from added sugars

This is six teaspoons of additional sugar per day, or one eight-ounce bottle of sweetened lemon iced tea. The average American consumes 22 teaspoons of added sugar daily, over quadruple the WHO recommended. 

Look for these indicators of sugar overconsumption and find ways to reduce back. Sugar is everywhere, even in nutritious items like cereal and yogurt, making sugar reduction difficult.


You break out more than normal. Consuming too much sugar might damage skin. The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found a link between high-sugar diets and acne severity. 

 gel with jelly for breakfast or lunch and it's high in hidden sugar but low in protein, fiber, and fat, you may have an afternoon energy dip. You may have a headache or want to stay in bed. 

The dentist has dreadful news. Cavities have always indicated a sweet tooth: Picture kids stuffing their faces with lollipops or jelly beans. LiveScience explains that when bacteria in your mouth digest any carbohydrate

High blood pressure is your diagnosis. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 or lower. A Journal of the American Society of Nephrology study found that a high-sugar diet can raise blood pressure above this threshold. 

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