Do You Ever Feel Like Sugar Is Making You Crazy?
Did you know that sugar and how much you take in can affect your hormone balance? If you feel absolutely terrible before your period. If your mood is all over the place and your sleep is disturbed, you can bet that the amount of sugar in your diet is having an effect on your hormones, which contributes to these symptoms.
Insulin and Hormones
The most powerful hormone in the body is, you guessed it, insulin. Insulin and sugar are obviously intimately linked. Sugar causes insulin to be released from the pancreas in order for your body to either make energy or store energy, and according to Dr. Sarika Arora
“this can lead to lower levels of an important protein known as sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG binds excess estrogen and testosterone in the blood, but when it’s low, these hormone levels increase. Insulin also increases the production of testosterone, which is then converted into even more estrogen by fat tissue in the belly.
These effects mean the ratio of estrogen to progesterone (known for keeping us calm and happy) is way too high, leading to irritability, anxiety, insomnia and more.”
Women especially are susceptible to the effect of sugar on our hormones due to our already natural fluctuations. If you find yourself with mood swings, severe PMS or menstrual symptoms, it might be worth your time to take a look at how much sugar is in your diet.
Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common hormonal imbalances in women, probably because we do so much and are often under chronic stress. Adrenal health is pivotal for ensuring your hormones are working as they should. Sugar robs the adrenal glands of the nourishment they need and creates even more inflammation in the body.
When you ditch the sugar you’ll soon realize not only does your body feel better but your mood will improve and your dreadful PMS will subside. Doesn't it feel great to know you have direct control over your hormonal & mental health with just what you eat? You don't have to feel crazy every month. You just have to decide to take control of your health and choose to feel good instead of settling for feeling like crap.
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