With Halloween just around the corner, the last thing you want to hear is all of the bad things that can happen to you when you eat too much sugar, but it's important to realize! Bustle knows that there's nothing scarier than a health scare after consuming too much candy. Here's what can happen to your body if you eat too much sugar.

  • Yeast infections for women can be painful and just plain annoying, but eating an excess amount of sugar can throw off the balance in our bodies and cause an infection.
  • Depression and anxiety because studies are showing that people who consume a lot of sugar are much more likely to develop these mental health issues.
  • High cholesterol and you thought you had to worry about eggs and seafood! Sugar leads to the increase in levels of bad cholesterol as well as causes inflammation in the body.

Try to aim for 25 grams of sugar a day or less. It can be hard to do (especially with Halloween next week!), but your body will thank you for it.

(via Bustle)