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
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
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
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.
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.
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!