Lose up to 15 kg. with this 7-day sugar detox menu plan

Nowadays, most of us are aware of the fact that bad sugar is bad for our health and well-being and we know the many reasons behind this claim. However, it seems like we can’t ditch it anyway. This is because it is next-to-impossible to avoid sugar as it is one of the most common ingredients in nearly all foods we consume on a daily basis. What’s even worse is that sugar is highly addictive.

According to a study conducted by students and professors in the University of Technology in Queensland excessive consumption of it increases the levels of dopamine and the same thing goes for drugs like cocaine. On the other hand, long-term utilization of sugar is bound to prompt a reduction of dopamine levels. At this point, we need more than usual in order to achieve the same results. It sounds like nothing more than just an unhealthy habit. If you have a sweet tooth and you just can resist that chocolate cake and those amazing cupcakes, then you’re probably a sugar addict too.

Here is why it is important to avoid sugar consumption:

  • It’s highly addictive
  • Has no nutrition value whatsoever
  • May enlarge gallstones
  • Weakens the immune system
  • Can cause weight gain
  • Increases the risk of a heart attack
  • Increases the risk of diabetes
  • It’s linked to acne
  • May accelerate the skin aging process
  • Can lead to fatty liver

How to reduce your intake of added sugar:

  • Always use  a natural sweetener with your coffee and tea
  • Swap energy drinks, sodas, and juices for water and unsweetened seltzer
  • Instead of drinking sugar-sweetened smoothies opt for whole fruits
  • Use vinegar and olive oil in place of sweet salad dressings
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