THE BENEFITS OF GOING REFINED SUGAR FREE

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BENEFITS OF GOING REFINED SUGAR FREE

BENEFITS OF GOING REFINED SUGAR FREE

the benefits of going refined sugar free
REDUCED FOOD CRAVINGS

The benefits of going refined sugar free
REDUCED FOOD CRAVINGS

When you eat foods high in refined sugars, your blood sugar levels become unstable.
A more balanced blood sugar level equals less cravings and less hunger.
This is due to the fact that when you hit low blood sugar levels, the body will actively seek out ways to bring those sugar levels back up.
Thus pushing you towards high energy/ sugary foods. dopamine and other hormones that are triggered by refined sugar also play a part in your cravings.

the benefits of going refined sugar free
BETTER APPEARANCE

The benefits of going refined sugar free
BETTER APPEARANCE

Refined Sugar causes inflammation in the body which can break down the elasticity in your skin, Which can cause wrinkles.
Refined Sugar also robs the body of minerals which the body needs to keep skin nails and hair healthy.
So cutting out refined sugars can help with skin issues such as bad acne, dull weak hair and many other issues.

the benefits of going refined sugar free
MORE ENERGY

The benefits of going refined sugar free
MORE ENERGY

Consuming refined sugar causes Unbalanced blood sugar levels, WHICH can cause you to crash regularly.
Refined Sugar raises the blood sugar levels very high really quickly, and soon after, the body works hard to bring the blood sugar levels way down to control it. Which can leave you exhausted and craving again.
Whereas consuming whole unprocessed sugars, helps to balance blood sugar levels, which slows down the release of energy over time, THUS GIVING YOU MORE ENERGY.

the benefits of going refined sugar free
FAT LOSS

The benefits of going refined sugar free
FAT LOSS

Refined Sugar triggers your hormone Ghrelin (the hunger hormone) making you more likely to eat more than you need.
Refined Sugar is also full of empty calories, which will leave you unsatisfied and craving more food.
Cutting out refined sugars may not make everyone lose fat, but can help to maintain the fat levels you currently have.
Excess sugar is mostly stored as fat by the body, as it is seen as a valuable resource to hold onto, this is why you may gain weight.
Whole unrefined sugars are better to consume than refined, because they include fibre and other nutrients which digest slower (CAUSING YOU TO BE FULLER FOR LONGER) and can be used as energy.

the benefits of going refined sugar free
LOWER RISK OF ILLNESS

The benefits of going refined sugar free
LOWER RISK OF ILLNESS

Cutting out refined Sugar allows systems in the body to work to their fullest potential, preventing illness from taking over. Refined Sugar causes inflammation, which CAN cause a lot of bodily health issues and can also cause depression.
Refined Sugar also weakens the gut, which plays an important role of absorbing nutrients needed for optimal health, causing unnecessary illness.

EXCESS OF REFINED SUGARS IN OUR BODIES CAN CAUSE:
– Obesity and metabolic syndrome
– Heart disease
– Type 2 diabetes
– High blood pressure
– High cholesterol
– Chronic inflammation
– Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
– Dental plaque and cavities

the benefits of going refined sugar free
CLEARER MIND

The benefits of going refined sugar free
CLEARER MIND

When refined Sugar effects your energy levels and causes inflammation, it has a grand effect on the mind.
Cutting out refined Sugar can help you with issues of lack of focus, anxiety, brain fog, and negative thinking.

Research indicates that refined sugar can contribute to memory loss and an inability to concentrate.
Research also suggests that inflammation created by refined sugar intake, is the cause of disturbances in the brain’s chemistry.

the benefits of going refined sugar free
BETTER SLEEP

The benefits of going refined sugar free
BETTER SLEEP

Having more control of your blood sugar and energy levels can make it easier for you to go to sleep.

A study done in 2016 with 2 groups of healthy adults, one with limited added sugars and fats and more fibre, the other ate whatever they wanted. Researchers found that the 2nd group ate more added sugars and fat and had trouble with sleeping whereas the other group had improved their sleep.

Consuming refined sugar can cause a delay in your body’s release of melatonin, a hormone which controls your sleeping cycle and helps you sleep deeper.

the benefits of going refined sugar free
IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH/ BETTER MOODS

The benefits of going refined sugar free
IMPROVED MENTAL HEALTH/ BETTER MOODS

Consuming refined sugar can rapidly fluctuate the blood sugar levels which can worsen mood disorders. Research has shown that cutting out refined sugars from your diet, reduces risk of depression.
Countries with high sugar intake also have correspondingly high rates of depression. Drugs and sugar both flood the brain with the same “feel-good” chemical dopamine. Which can cause addiction, dependency and irritability, if refined sugars are over consumed.
Refined sugar has also been known to increase risk to those who already have anxiety. Sugar isn’t a direct cause of anxiety, but due to the release of Adrenaline and Insulin, this can heighten the feelings of anxiety.

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8 Benefits of Sugar Free Diet.

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BENEFITS OF GOING SUGAR FREE

Reduced food Cravings

  • More balanced blood sugar makes it less likely for you to crave foods or feel constantly hungry.

Better appearance

  • Sugar causes inflammation in the body which can break down the elasticity in your skin. Which can cause wrinkles.
  • Sugar robs the body of minerals which the body needs to keep skin nails and hair healthy, which can also cause bad acne, dull weak hair and many other issues.

More energy

  • Unbalanced blood sugar levels can cause you to crash regularly. Sugar raises the blood sugar level very high, really quickly and soon after the body brings the sugar levels way down to control it. This can leave you exhausted and craving again. Whereas whole food unprocessed sugars help to keep balance of blood sugar levels instead with a slower release.

Fat loss

  • When I did the 30 day sugar free challenge, I lost a dramatic amount of fat from my back and my body fat mass even went down and after a year of being sugar free I lost a stone in weight.
  • Sugar triggers your hormone Ghrelin ( the hunger hormone ) making you likely to eat more than you need. Sugar is also full of empty calories, so you are just taking in extra calories for satisfaction purposes but they are actually leaving you more and more unsatisfied as time goes on.
  • It may not make everyone lose weight but can help to maintain the weight you currently are.
  • At a small percentage, excess sugar is turned into waste but mostly stored as fat by the body as it is seen as a valuable resource to hold onto. This is why whole unrefined sugars are better to consume than processed because they include fibre and other nutrients which digest slower and can be used as energy.

Lower risk of illness

  • Majority of illnesses in the body are triggered by the consumption of sugar.
  • Since ive gone sugar free I’ve avoided most common sicknesses like flu / cold.
  • Sugar causes a lot of systems in the body to not work to their fullest potential causing illness to take over.
  • Sugar also is a cause of inflammation which also causes a lot of bodily health issues and can also cause depression.
  • Sugar also weakens the gut which plays an important role of absorbing nutrients needed for optimal health, causing unnecessary illness.

Clearer mind

  • When Sugar effects your energy levels and causes inflammation, it has a grand effect on the mind. Sugar can leave you distracted, anxious, and cause negative thinking. 
  • Removing sugar from my diet has allowed me to focus more and just feel less heavy minded.

Better sleep

  • Having more control on your blood sugar and energy levels can make it easier for you to go to sleep.
  • Consuming sugar can cause a delay in your body release of melatonin a hormone which controls your sleeping cycle and helps you sleep deeper. 

Better moods/ improve mental health

  • High sugar consumption has been linked to depression, and I have to say, since going sugar free I haven’t felt depressed, and i was diagnosed with depression before I cut out sugar from my diet. (i also ate a hell of a lot of sugar)
  • The constant rise and fall of blood sugar can cause a lot of feelings of nervousness and contribute to those who already have anxiety.  Also leading to craving which can make people agitated and hangry.
  • When I was eating sugar compared to now, there is a massive difference. I went from someone who was super sensitive and emotional one day to happy and chilled out the next, most people I know are still shocked at the difference. And when I had a moment of weakness at the beginning of my journey and ate sugar…. I suddenly felt all the feelings of depression again. Was a really strange experience.