Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Go 10 Days Without Sugar
Sugar has been under scrutiny in recent years for its ability to wreak havoc in our bodies. It has been related to serious diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and even cancer, yet we still eat more sugar than ever before. And, while the theory of sugar as the main culprit for obesity has been discredited, the obesity epidemic has only gotten worse due to the manufacturers replacing sugar with even more harmful compounds in many products.
Luckily, the damage done by sugar can be easily reversed. While most diets need a long time to work, cutting back on your sugar intake can have immediate results and will show dramatic improvements to your health in only 10 days!
According to a study led by Dr. Robert Lusting from the University of California, cutting back on sugar for 10 days lowers the triglyceride levels by 33 points and the LDL cholesterol by 5. In the same period, all the children that participated in the study significantly lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes. The positive results give much hope for adults as well.
Good to know
It’s very important to know that not all calories are the same. However, this is exactly what food manufacturers want you to believe. They spend millions of dollars advertising their food as “low calorie” and trick you into thinking that it’s the healthy choice. But, we should focus on the ingredients in our food rather than the calories. Advertising sugar as “fat-free” is a great marketing trick as sugar doesn’t contain fat naturally – it is, however, stored as fat in our bodies.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation suggests that only 10% of every 2000 calories we consume every day should come from added sugars. This equals to 12 grams, or less than a can of soda. The truth is that we don’t need added sugars in our diet, but sugar is impossible to avoid as its constantly being added to every food. Added sugar has many disguises, so make sure to avoid glucose\fructose, cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sucrose, maltose, dextrose, beet sugar, glucose solids,dehydrated cane juice, dextrin, and maltodextrin. Focus on buying and consuming whole foods instead of processed foods.
How to avoid and quit sugar
Sugar is a highly addictive ingredient and has been compared to heroin. It triggers the same centers of the brain as drugs, so maybe it is a good idea to remove it from your diet.