Here's How Sugar Rush Affects Your Body

Those sudden cravings of indulging into a massive ice cream sundae or gorging on an entire bar of melted chocolate are quite common. Almost all of us have fallen prey to these cravings.

Natasha Chopra  |  Updated: February 02, 2018 15:06 IST

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Here's How Sugar Rush Affects Your Body
Highlights
  • Sudden cravings of sweets are quite common in many people
  • Consumption of sugar in heavy amounts can prove to be quite unhealthy
  • A sugar rush is usually caused by a sudden high consumption of sugar
Those sudden cravings of indulging into a massive ice cream sundae or gorging on an entire bar of melted chocolate are quite common. Almost all of us have fallen prey to these cravings. However, there's no denying the fact that consumption of sugar in such heavy amounts is one of the most unhealthy things you are feeding your body with. Indulging into sweets can have a drastic impact on your body. It can make you feel tired and drowsy and can eventually lead to weight gain in the long run. A sugar rush is usually caused by a sudden high consumption of sugar. It must be consumed in moderation as it can lead to a sugar rush. Here are some possible symptoms of sugar rush.

Sugar cravings: Consumption of a lot of sugar can evoke a craving for more sugar. Processed and baked food items like cookies, cakes, brownies, soda, juice and candies can also cause a sugar rush. Various pre-packaged foods have hidden sugar in the form of ingredients such as glucose, maltose, sucrose and lactose.
 

midnight cravings Consumption of a lot of sugar can evoke a craving for more sugar. Processed and baked food items like cookies, cakes, brownies, soda, juice and candies can also cause a sugar rush.  Photo Credit: iStock


Increase Energy: People often reach out for sweet foods for an instant source of energy. Consumption of sugary foods may give you those sudden bouts of energy, however, they will last for around 30-40 minutes only. Symptoms like dizziness, alertness and high energy are said to be associate with the increase of sugar rush.

Hunger: After the consumption of sugary foods, our body tends to produce high doses of insulin to combat the sugar high. Once the sugar rush comes to an end, it eventually causes low blood sugar levels in the body which tends to make you feel hungry even after eating.
 

eating night donutsThe consumption of sugary foods, our body tends to produce high doses of insulin to combat the sugar high.
Fatigue: The body requires more energy while digesting sugary foods which eventually leaves you with less energy. Food products like candies, pre-packed items and cakes provide no nutritional benefit and ultimately ends up making you feel lethargic and fatigued.
 

Eating those processed foods that are loaded with sugar can do your body more harm than good. So it's time to tweak your sweet-eating habits a bit for the betterment of your overall health.
 



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