You may 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 health 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 to quickly surge and then crash. When you start eating less refined sugar, these fluctuations in energy levels will become a thing of the past. 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 your daily tasks effectively.
Younger Looking Skin
Did you know that consuming refined sugar damages your skin over time?
Firstly, 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 to snap back which causes your skin to sag and wrinkles to form.
Secondly, 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 decrease your consumption of refined sugar, you’ll also stop the damage being caused to your skin in the ways described above. You’ll find that your skin looks much smoother, more vibrant and youthful!
Easier Weight Loss
Sugars passes through the digestive system very quickly. As such, foods that contain high levels of sugar aren’t as satiating as foods that contain minimal amounts of sugar. This means it is much easier to overeat and consume large amounts of calories when you are eating an increased amount of refined sugar.
Quitting sugar will mean that you’ll feel fuller every time you eat natural wholesome food, which in turn means you will eat less food. Food cravings will come less often as well.
The energy surges and crashes caused by eating large amounts of refined sugar are very disruptive to your sleep patterns. Consumption of foods with refined sugar make it difficult to sleep and have a negative impact on your quality of sleep when you do manage to fall asleep.
Cutting refined sugar out of your diet may help eliminate it’s harmful effects on your sleep cycles and allow 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 from damaging your body 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.
As I have said before, sugar isn’t so sweet, right? In fact, it’s downright bitter!
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Yours in health and wellness,
Francine Alleyne (RHNP™)
Holistic Nutritionist, Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner™
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