You all know how much I love doughnuts. I plan for treats and I enjoy them—and encourage you to do so, too! But too much sugar, too regularly, is just not good for your health. In a recent report, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee listed sugar as one of our biggest health concerns. Here are five reasons reducing the amount of sugar you eat will make your life sweeter!
It will keep your mind sharp.
Research shows eating too much sugar can impair cognitive function and reduce proteins you need for memory and quick responses. We all know that sugar rushes don’t last—and they make your brain feel foggy after all that sugar wears off. Cutting down on the sweets can really help that afternoon slump!
Your moods will be less moody.
Depression and anxiety are way more likely when your brain is hopped up on sugar. Your brain depends on a steady supply of chemicals like glucose and insulin. When glucose (sugar!) enters the body, insulin allows it into cells. But when your brain experiences spikes of sugar, insulin becomes more immune to its effects and less effective—making depression and anxiety more likely.
Your skin will look younger!
For real. Too much sugar makes skin look dull and wrinkled, with the sugar in your bloodstream attaching to proteins and damaging collagen and elastin. Skip the expensive facial products and skip the sugar.
It will lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Science has proven drinking one or two sugary drinks per day increases your chance of developing Type 2 diabetes by 26 percent. Throw in sugary foods on top of those drinks and the odds are higher.
You’ll have more energy.
This is by far my favorite aspect of ditching sugar. By adding sugars into our diet, we’re decreasing our orexin cells—the cells that keep us awake and going and quicken our metabolism. When these cells aren’t “turned on”, diminished by sugar, we become sleepy!
Interested in getting rid of sugar but not sure where to start? My VIP clients will be partaking in a Sugar Detox next week (August 6th) so if you’ve been interested in a membership, now is a great time to join! Also, prices are going up for the VIP membership in mid-August for new clients; get grandfathered in by joining now AND ditch your sweet tooth. It’s a win-win! Please reach out if you have any questions.
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