5 things that happen to your body when you stop taking sugar

And why you should stop.

With nearly every food, drink and condiment having sugar in it, this is no surprise.

Sugar as itself is frequently consumed when in tea or coffee but it's also found in cakes, candy, soda, and healthier-sounding packaged products like salad dressing, pasta sauce, and yogurt.

Should you actively take a stance and eat foods that have no added sugars, or artificial sweeteners, dropped fizzy drinks, and stopped adding sugar to your tea you can experience a variety of changes.

Here are 5 things that happen to your body when you drop sugar.

1. Reduce risk of coronary heart disease

Added sugars raise insulin levels which activates the sympathetic nervous system, increasing blood pressure and heart rate. Dropping sugar will help regulate your blood pressure levels.

2. No more acne

Sugar causes systemic inflammation which is one of the causes of zits.

3. Reduce risk of diabetes

Sugars promote the growth of fatty deposits around your liver. These deposits contribute to insulin resistance and undermine your pancreas. This increases your chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

4. Feeling more alert

Sugar makes you feel sluggish once you drop from the sugar high. It also triggers the release of the hormone cortisol, which interferes with sleep.

5. You'll lose weight

Dropping sugar reduces the number of calories you consume which will then lead to you losing the extra inches. Dropping 200 calories of added sugars a day could help you lose 4.5 kg in 5-6 months.

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