How Quitting Sugar Benefits Your Health

You probably know all about the dangers of refined sugar. It rots your teeth,

increases your risk of chronic disease, causes weight gain and much more. But

quitting refined sugar doesn’t just allow you to avoid these adverse effects, it

also allows you to enjoy a range of benefits. The list below highlights five of the

top benefits you can enjoy by quitting refined sugar.


Enhanced Energy Levels

Refined sugar enters your bloodstream almost instantly which causes your

energy levels quickly surge and crash. When you start to eat less refined sugar,

these fluctuations in energy levels will become a thing of the past and you’ll find

that you generally have much more energy throughout the day. Not only does

this help you feel great but it also makes you much more productive and allows

you to perform all your daily tasks effectively.


Younger Looking Skin

One of the biggest negatives of consuming refined sugar is that it damages your

skin in numerous ways.


First, it causes the collagen and elastin in your skin to become inflamed. These structural proteins help your skin stay firm and youthful looking. When they

constantly become inflamed as a result of regularly eating large amounts of

refined sugar, they become less effective which causes your skin to sag and

wrinkles to form. Second, the inflammation caused by eating sugar has been shown to

aggravate various skin disorders including acne (a disorder characterized by red

pimples on the skin) and rosacea (a skin disorder characterized by burning and

redness).


When you stop eating refined sugar, you’ll also stop damaging your skin in the

ways described above and you’ll find that it looks much smoother, more vibrant

and youthful.


Easier Weight Loss

Sugars passes through the digestive system very quickly and because of this,

foods that contain high levels of sugar aren’t as satiating as foods that contain

minimal amounts of sugar. This means it’s much easier to overeat and consume

large amounts of calories that lead to weight gain when you’re eating lots of

refined sugar.


Quitting sugar will mean that you’ll feel much fuller every time you eat and

naturally eat less food. Food cravings will come less often and because you’re

consuming fewer calories, it will be much easier to lose weight.


Better Sleep

The energy surges and crashed caused by eating lots of refined sugar are very

disruptive to your sleep patterns. They make it difficult to sleep and have a

negative impact on your sleep quality when you do manage to fall asleep.

Cutting sugar out of your diet stops it wreaking havoc on your sleep cycles and

allows you to enjoy restful, better quality sleep.


Stronger Immunity

Numerous studies have shown that refined sugar is a huge contributor to chronic

disease. It causes inflammation in the body, damages your blood vessels and

has a negative impact on your vital organs which leaves you open to a wide

range of ailments, illness and diseases. Reducing your intake of refined sugar stops it damaging your body in this way and allows it to heal. Not only does this make you less susceptible to ailments that are directly caused by refined sugar, but it also boosts your overall immunity.

 

GREEN GODDESS SMOOTHIE!

Try this Green Goddess Smoothie recipe to help make you skin look ageless!


  • 1 cup of tightly packed spinach

  • 1/2 ripe medium banana

  • 2 Tablespoons avocado

  • 1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds

  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk

Put everything in a blender. Blend, pour, enjoy!


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