The low sugar diet involves lowering your intake of added sugars and sweeteners, as well as foods containing natural sugars. A no-sugar diet would be very difficult and would mean not consuming many fruits and vegetables, which contain fiber and vital vitamins and antioxidants. But a low sugar diet is manageable and can help prevent diseases and health complications, ultimately leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Here are a few benefits of quitting sugar :
- Better Moods – Studies show that a high sugar diet can lead to crankiness, anxiety and depression, due to rapid rises in adrenaline levels.
- Clearer Skin – Too much sugar can lead to pimples, wrinkles and conditions like psoriasis.
- Reduced Cancer Risk – Sugar consumption has been linked to many forms of cancers, including breast, ovarian, prostate and lungs.
- Stronger Immune System – Sugar weakens your immune system against viruses and infectious diseases, by inhibiting the fighting strength of white blood cells.
- Weight Loss – Many “low-fat” processed foods contain hidden sugar. When you just eat real foods (Even full fat) you may find you actually lose weight.
- More Energy – Sugar gives you a quick burst of energy, but blood sugar crashes will leave you more exhausted than ever.