Benefits of Quitting Sugar

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.

Reference : https://www.musely.com/tips/6-Health-Benefit-Of-Quitting-Sugar-/30531544

24 Comments Add yours

  1. gifted50 says:

    Very informative and factual.

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    1. GS says:

      Sugar tastes good and, especially to those who consume it regularly, is extremely tempting. But there’s nothing sweet about the effects it has on your health. Sugar has been linked to a whole slew of health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease, tooth decay, accelerated aging, and more. This is bad news, given that the average person consumes hundreds of extra calories each day from added sugars. It’s true that banishing sugar from your diet means doing without some of your favourite treats, scrutinizing food labels, and cooking more of your own food – but the payoff in improved health and vitality is well worth it

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      1. gifted50 says:

        You are so correct, as I get older (middle age now) i have begun cutting out sugar. Very bad for everything as you stated and shows on our skin. I have been using more natural honey. A co-worker of mins has bees so I get my honey from him.

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      2. GS says:

        Honey is a good substitute.

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  2. KENDI KARIMI says:

    I know cutting out processed sugar has helped me loose some weight. And my skin got clearer for while before I went and did something (idkw) to it. Nice post.

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    1. GS says:

      Yes, you are right. Less added sugar can lower those levels and may help stop weight gain and fat buildup linked to heart disease. If you get more than 20% of your calories from added sugar even if you’re at a healthy weight you may be able to lower your heart disease risk when you cut back.

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  3. Vibe Nami says:

    I have a sweet tooth 🙂

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    1. GS says:

      Do you want to give up sugar? That would be a great place to start.

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  4. I quit sugar in my tea and coffee many years ago. Still have a sweet tooth for a bit of dark chocolate, but then everyone needs a treat. 😄

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    1. GS says:

      Dark Chocolates is good. Dark chocolate is chocolate that contains more than 70% cocoa. It also contains healthy plant compounds known as polyphenols. Some studies have shown that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of these polyphenols may help improve markers of heart health. However, like regular chocolate, dark chocolate contains sugar and fat, so it’s best to limit yourself to a couple of squares to satisfy your craving.

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  5. Manohar says:

    I’m contemplating to quit sugar and as a replacement can we use brown sugar etc.

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    1. GS says:

      Try fruit (not mangoes), berries, dark chocolate, yogurt for your sugar cravings.

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      1. Manohar says:

        Yeah. Can be done.

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      2. GS says:

        Cool let me know if they worked for you.

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  6. Jasmine M says:

    I so badly want to do this, sugar is my life line as I quit cigarettes but its next to go!

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    1. GS says:

      Yes sugar cravings are normal after quitting nicotine. An increase in insulin can cause low blood-sugar levels which can in turn trigger “sugar” or carbohydrate cravings and encourage weight gain. But the increase in insulin and carbohydrate intake seemed to be a temporary side effect of smoking cessation, as these changes were not seen after six months.

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      1. Jasmine M says:

        Great news, thanks for the reply!

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      2. GS says:

        Glad you found it useful.

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  7. Belladonna says:

    This is exactly why I have cut out a lot of sugar! Great post

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Bella. I am glad you liked the post. I think the best benefit of quitting sugar is more energy for the day. Sugary foods are never the best source for receiving energy in the body. Instead, focusing on fueling the body with nutrient dense foods, like whole grains, fruits, lean meats, and leafy greens, as well as exercise, all have a positive effect on the brain and body. By properly fueling the body, it will no longer experience sudden crashes in energy, and instead, it will experience a constant supply of healthy energy.

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      1. Belladonna says:

        I couldn’t agree more!!! It’s amazing how good your body feels in such a short amount of time. I tell people you don’t need to spend money in detox teas…just drink plenty of water and let go of auger for awhile. Thank you for writing this post💗

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      2. GS says:

        Yes that is true. Sugar releases the feel-good hormones dopamine and serotonin in the brain, activating your body’s reward system.

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  8. Manav Desai says:

    A really sweet post.

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    1. GS says:

      Hahaha quite the opposite though. Eating an excessive amount of sugar can contribute to weight gain. Cutting back on sugar is just one of those things. “When you reduce or eliminate sugar, storage of fat will decline slowly, and you will lose some weight.

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