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Many people believe that the fact that they are not gaining weight means they must be eating the right foods. The truth is that you might not even realize that the foods you are consuming on a daily basis are actually bad for you and causing damage to your vital organs. If you are not working closely with your physician when it comes to your diet, you could be making all the wrong food choices without even realizing. Studies and polls conducted by research organizations across the country reveal that the majority of people in the United States are poor judges of their diets. The International Food Information Council Foundation found that a staggering number of people who were convinced they were eating healthy were definitely not.

Don’t assume that the foods you are eating are healthy: take a closer look and see if any of these five signs your food needs medical attention are affecting you so you can make the appropriate changes.

1. You Are Always Exhausted

No sooner do you get dressed to start your day than you are already feeling more tired than when you went to bed. As lunch time approaches you feel like you are dragging yourself from room to room with zero energy. All afternoon, you need little snacks to give you a boost to get through the rest of the day, and minutes after dinner you are lying flat on the couch like you just ran a marathon. One of the things that you need to carefully look into is the foods you are eating throughout the day. Processed foods can skyrocket your blood sugar levels, then have you come crashing down a short time later. Studies conducted by Pomona College showed that eating processed foods all day will cause you to feel exhausted soon after each meal. These meals are terrible for your body, causing stomach issues, heart disease, and even diabetes. Consult with a physician to put you on a path to a more healthy diet.