We all know we’re supposed to cut down on the sweet stuff (keeping it below 6 teaspoons a day is a popular recommendation), but it can be extremely challenging to do so. Because, let’s face it, tons of sugar (and sodium) we eat daily is not consumed with the teaspoon. It’s hidden.
In the processed foods and drinks (that make up to 60% of the average calorie intake in the U.S.) lay the invisible but very real sugar bombs that will go off inside your body and work against your health.
While it’s difficult to be mindful of the exact sugar content of all your beverages and foods, there’s an easy way to know when you’re overindulging. Your body will literally tell you! Just watch out for the following 15 symptoms: