- Better dental health - sugar increases tooth decay and other dental problems. Kicking the sugar habit will help protect your gums and pearly whites.
- Better sleep - increased sugar consumption can cause sleep disturbances.
- Improved digestive health - sugar has been linked to constipation. Giving up sugar means you’ll be visiting the bathroom more frequently, which is a good thing!
- Healthier heart - lowering your sugar intake can also lower heart attack risks.
- Healthier skin - not only can acne be linked to sugar intake, but wrinkles are exacerbated by the sweet stuff. Most vulnerable to damage are collagen and elastin. These protein fibres are responsible for keeping your skin firm and elastic.
- More energy - that all too infamous 'sugar crash'. Not only will sugar have you flying high one moment, then in a tailspin the next moment, it decreases your body’s ability to keep energy stores high.
- Decrease cancer risk- sugar has been linked to feeding cancer cells. Allowing them to thrive and multiply.
- Slimmer waistline - increasing good fats, protein and complex carbohydrates can help get you off the roller coaster of fluctuating weight and on track to more stable weight.
- Protects the liver - excessive glucose and fructose is toxic and can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver.
- Feeling more satisfied after eating - sugar consumption can cause resistance to leptin, the hormone that signals your brain that you're full.
Sunday, 27 November 2016
The Pros of Quitting Sugar
Sugar… it’s everywhere. Sugar is one of the most consumed products in the world. It’s become a daily staple, it’s practically a new food group. Given the plethora amount of diseases and health conditions sugar is linked to, it can be extremely difficult to kick the “sweet cocaine” habit. The commercial industry has trained us to not only prefer the taste of sugar, but also to crave it. So, what happens to our bodies can we give up sugar?