Sugar and refined carbohydrates are considered 'empty calories', mainly because they don't contain any useful nutrients. Some foods high in sugar are heavily processed, and the sweet stuff is added to make them more palatable and desirable. It's these foods that are not always easy to spot the sugar in, and often those that are marketed as 'healthy', or low in fat which can be the worst offenders. In some cases, ready meals could contain up to 12 teaspoons of sugar per portion, a can of cola houses six and a bowl of dry Bran Flakes has three. To help ascertain if you're eating too much sugar, leading nutritional therapist, Natalie Lamb from high-fibre supplement Lepicol Lighter told us the tell-tale signs to watch out for. Excessive sugar consumption can cause long-term damage to skin proteins, collagen and elastin, leading to premature wrinkles and ageing.
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Peanuts or groundnuts are a legume crop that grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. They are known as nuts but botanically speaking they are legumes as they grow underground and not like the walnuts and almonds that grow on the trees. Eating peanuts is beneficial for our health and also for skin and hair because of the essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, etc. Although peanuts are beneficial still it is better to eat them in moderation as there are some side effects of eating too many peanuts.
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Your body needs fats as part of your diet to stay healthy but some types of fats aren't good for you. Saturated fats are found primarily in animal-based products like red meats, poultry and full-fat dairy products. They are also found in solid plant-based plant fats like palm oil and coconut oil.
So, what happens to your body when you eat too much? Although it is possible for your stomach to rupture after overeating, your gag reflex is likely to kick in long before you reach that point. The average human stomach can handle between one and one-and-a-half litres of food before getting the urge to throw it back up, but can stretch to accommodate four times that much before a rupture occurs. As the food is digested, cells in your pancreas produce the hormone insulin, which in turn leads to an increase in melatonin and serotonin, hormones that makes you feel drowsy as well as happy.