Whether you are a vegan or a keto enthusiast, Sugar is something people of every dietary preference aim to avoid. But giving up sugar can be difficult as it is found in the most unsuspecting places like your crackers, sauces, and burgers.
Once you figure out ways to nix the added sugars from your diet, your body benefits almost immediately.
Below mentioned are some of the benefits you could witness when you throw sugar out of your plate.
1. Blood Pressure Levels
Added sugar increases insulin levels which activates the sympathetic nervous system thereby increasing the blood pressure and heart rate. Expect to see a dip in your blood pressure levels within a week after cutting down on sugar. You will also notice a sink in your bad cholesterol levels.
Added sugar stalls the production of insulin thereby contributing to type 2 diabetes. So as soon as you ditch sugar and switch to a handful of nuts instead of that sugary granola, you will also have healthier levels of fat and insulin in your bloodstream.
Say adieu to zits as that inflammatory sugar can no longer be an acne trigger. Women who gave up soda and aerated drinks did not have to use that expensive concealer like others, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
4. Get Rid of Fat
In less than three to five days of giving up sugar, your liver will make ketones from fat since there is no glucose which your body can use as energy. That is when your body gets into ketosis, aka fat-burning mode. You may undergo some muscle cramps, headache or fatigue as a consequence of ketosis but it will only last a week.
5. You Won’t Be Cranky
A Columbia University diet found that women who had a high-sugar diet experienced more anxiousness, irritability and mood swings. When you get rid of sweets it is normal to be cranky for a while but as soon as you are over that sugar fix, you will feel better than ever.
By Sowmya Sangam