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3 signs that you have high blood sugar
Excess sugar is extremely harmful to the body. Do you recognize any of these signs? - photo by Michele Coronetti
With all the processed food available, its difficult to know the amount of sugar our blood ends up accumulating. Too much sugar can lead to a very serious disease weve all heard of -- diabetes.

If you notice these three factors in your body, its time to make a change in your nutrition habits:

1. Feeling hungry all the time

Feeling hungry throughout the day (even after you have eaten) indicates excess sugar in the bloodstream. If you notice excess or frequent hunger throughout your day, its time to make a positive change in your diet.

2. Excessive thirst

No matter how much water you drink, that dry mouth feeling just wont go away. This is an important sign that your body needs to detox and cleanse. Keep drinking water and cut back the excess processed sugar youre consuming.

3. Going to the bathroom more often

The body eliminates toxins through urine, and needing to use the bathroom more than usual could mean your body is trying to get rid of excess sugar.

Although these are common symptoms of high blood sugar, they could also be related to other health issues, such as anxiety. Listen to your body and make sure youre giving it what it needs.

If your body is warning you of high blood sugar, here are some things you can do to change your lifestyle:

  • Decrease processed foods, such as crackers, white bread, potatoes, soft drinks, juices and treats
  • Decrease over-the-counter medication like pain-relievers
  • Substitute high-sugar foods with low-sugar foods
  • Prepare your meals at home
  • Exercise regularly
When people dont change their habits and continue to take in large amounts of sugar, they can develop very serious illnesses. Be aware of these early signs of high blood sugar as noted by WebMD:

  • Increased thirst
  • Headaches
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent bathroom visits
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
If youre experiencing any of these symptoms, its best to talk to a doctor immediately to get the right help to fix it and prevent it from causing further issues.
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