Your body when you stop having added sugars

By HealthSignz | Published: March 21st, 2016

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Cookies, salad dressing, pasta sauce, and even yoghurt are tasty as they contain ‘Added Sugar.’ Stop eating processing foods to improve your health! Find out more about how your body benefits when you stop eating the super-processed added sugars.

Happier Heart

Sugar raises insulin levels, which increases blood pressure and heart rate. Your risk of dying from heart disease reduces by three times when you stop eating sugar. Within a few weeks, you can expect a 10% decrease in bad (LDL) cholesterol as well.

No More Adult Acne

You can say goodbye to midlife pimples. Sugar is inflammatory. When non-soda-drinkers drank one 12-ounce can a day for 3 weeks, their inflammation levels increased by 87%. This should be reason enough to stop drinking soda and other sweetened drinks.

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Added sugar builds fatty deposits around your liver, which affects the pancreas and stops the production of insulin. Eating 150 calories of added sugar is 11 times more likely to cause type 2 diabetes, compared with 150 calories from protein or fat. 

Better Moods

Those who consumer high amounts of sugar exhibit addict-like withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, mood swings, restlessness, and even depression. However, once they beat the sugar high, they feel better than ever. 

Improved Sleep

Sugar triggers the releases of cortisol, a hormone that interferes with sleep. Once you stop eating added sugar, you will neither feel an itching need for a nap nor feel sluggish in the afternoon. You will also be more alert and awake during the day.

Better Memory

Eating lots of sugar may actually harm communication between the brain cells, which is why stopping sugar prevents brain fog that hinders learning and memory.

Weight Loss

When you substitute a sugary granola bar with a handful of almonds, your overall calorie intake reduces. Replacing 200 of these sugary calories can help you lose 10 pounds in 5-6 months. 

Women should not consume more than 6 teaspoons or 25 grams or 100 calories worth of added sugar daily. The sugar we are referring to in this article is not the natural sugar found in whole fruits, vegetables, and plain milk.

 

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