8 Warning Signs That You’re Eating Too Much Sugar

7. Craving sweets and other sugary foods

Sugar, like most carbohydrates, starts its digestion from the mouth. That is why eating a muffin doesn’t fill you but leaves you hungry barely an hour after eating it. Research has shown that sugar has the same effects as addictive drugs. It releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a vital role in the formulation of addictive behaviors. The body releases this hormone into the bloodstream in response to a rewarding event, such as eating sugar<span data-contrast=”auto”>. It is when there’s an excess release of dopamine that we experience that euphoria feeling of highness. 

Sugar is the source of energy for the brain, and this is what makes the brain see sugar as a reward. Constantly eating a large volume of sugar will only reinforce this idea and make your brain get addicted to it. Besides, a diet high in processed sugar offers no useful nutrients and won’t fill you; therefore, it’s mostly pointless eating them.