Did you know that quitting sugar benefits your health? Well, this third part of the Ditch the Sugar series dishes on this topic. Quitting sugar can be tough, but I explain how to quit sugar without feeling deprived. You can still eat delicious foods, but quit the refined processed sugar. Try my green goddess smoothie recipe below, which is low in sugar but still tastes great.
Ditch the Sugar Series Part 3: How to Quit Sugar and Benefit Your Health?
Enhanced Energy Levels from Reduced Sugar Intake
Refined sugar enters your bloodstream almost instantly, which causes your energy levels too quickly surge and crash. When you start to eat less refined sugar, these fluctuations in energy levels will become a thing of the past, and you’ll find that you generally have much more energy throughout the day. Not only does this help you feel great, but it also makes you much more productive and allows you to perform all your daily tasks effectively.
Discover Younger Looking Skin When You Decrease Sugar Intake
One of the biggest negatives of consuming refined sugar is that it damages your skin in numerous ways. First, it causes the collagen and elastin in your skin to become inflamed. These structural proteins help your skin stay firm and youthful-looking. When they constantly become inflamed by regularly eating large amounts of refined sugar, they become less effective, which causes your skin to sag and wrinkles to form.
Second, the inflammation caused by eating sugar has been shown to aggravate various skin disorders, including acne (a disorder characterized by red pimples on the skin) and rosacea (a skin disorder characterized by burning and redness).
When you stop eating refined sugar, you’ll also stop damaging your skin in the ways described above, and you’ll find it looks much smoother, more vibrant, and youthful. This is why finding effective ways to quit refined sugar or drastically lower your intake is key.
Easier Weight Loss When You Eat Less Refined Sugar
Sugar passes through the digestive system quickly, and because of this, foods with high levels of sugar aren’t as satiating as foods with minimal amounts of sugar. This means it’s much easier to overeat and consume large amounts of calories that lead to weight gain when you’re eating lots of refined sugar.
Quitting sugar will mean that you’ll feel much fuller every time you eat, and naturally eat less food. Food cravings will come less often, and because you’re consuming fewer calories, it will be much easier to lose weight.
Better Sleep From Cutting Sugar Intake
The energy surges and crashes caused by eating lots of refined sugar are upsetting your sleep patterns. They make it difficult to sleep and have a negative impact on your sleep quality when you fall asleep.
Cutting sugar out of your diet stops it wreaking havoc on your sleep cycles and allows you to enjoy restful, better quality sleep.
Stronger Immunity From Decrease in Refined Sugar
Numerous studies have shown that refined sugar is a huge contributor to chronic disease. It causes inflammation in the body, damages your blood vessels, and has a negative impact on your vital organs, which leaves you open to many ailments, illnesses, and diseases.
Reducing your intake of refined sugar stops it from damaging your body in this way and allows it to heal. Not only does this make you less susceptible to ailments directly caused by refined sugar, but it also boosts your immunity.
Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe to Help Make Your Skin Look Ageless – Reverse Aging Smoothie Recipe
If you missed parts 1-2 in the DITCH THE SUGAR SERIES? Check the links below.
DITCH THE SUGAR SERIES PART 2: Alternatives for Refined Sugar
Up next in the DITCH THE SUGAR SERIES:
DITCH THE SUGAR SERIES PART 4: Fruits that are High in Sugar
DITCH THE SUGAR SERIES PART 5: The Perfect Low Sugar Drinks that Cure that Sweet Tooth Craving
Green Goddess Green Smoothie Recipe - Low Sugar Smoothie
- 1 cup of tightly packed spinach
- 1/2 ripe medium banana
- 1/4 of an avocado without skin and pit, removed
- 1 Tablespoon sunflower seeds
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- Put everything in a blender. Blend and pour.
- For best results, and ensure the smoothie ingredients don't separate, drink immediately.
Did You Try My Low Sugar Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe?
I would love to hear if you have experienced any health benefits from cutting back on sugar. If you tried my low sugar green goddess smoothie recipe, please leave a review below.
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