With the increasing focus on diet and nutrition
due to weight loss fads making rounds, we all seem to be looking up food guides
and diet on the Internet. Sugar is among the biggest culprits of weight gain
and numerous studies and researches now suggest that sugar could be responsible
for various other health issues.
A sugar rush, also known as a sugar high, is
that amazing surge of instant energy you get when you consume a sugary
substance. This sugar rush is often criticized and held responsible for
headaches and fatigue. Here's some information on how that 'sugar high' works,
and why it is not so good for your health.
Sugar consumption boosts the tryptophan levels
of the brain, which in turn increases the brain's serotonin levels- serotonin
is responsible for making you feel contented and satiated. What's more is that
immediately after you consume sugar-rich food, like a stack of syrupy pancakes,
or a slab of chocolate cake, you experience a dopamine rush-similar to when you
As time passes, we tend to consume more and more
sugary foods to get that feeling of satisfaction and contentment, but the
effect tends to decrease, tempting us to eat more, which finally leads to
piling up of pounds.
Also, the buzz of energy that you may feel after
consuming a sugary substance may grip you and create an addiction. The so
called hangover effects of this sugar abuse are headaches, dizziness and
fatigue. This sugar rush is also thought to be responsible for hyperactivity
Needless to say, moderate consumption of
everything is the perfect way out. A little bit of everything is exactly what
your body requires.
Completely avoiding sugar can also have disastrous
impacts on your health. Stick to the number of calories according to your age
group, and indulge in a small treat once in a while.