• Emily Johnson

How sugar detoxing can benefit you

Spoonful and cubes of sugar

Sugar detoxing is an upcoming trend. With all the candies and treats readily available, it can be hard for most to detox like this. Sugar tastes good, and most of us have been enjoying it all our lives. Some people consider fasting (simply not eating), juicing, “souping,” or cleansing in an effort to lose weight or maintain a healthy diet and well-being.

Most people who diet or detox know that drastically cutting out foods can cause more harm than good. Just about any strict detoxing can cause a drop in blood sugar, fatigue, and dizziness. However, reducing your sugar intake can really do you some good, such as helping you drop pounds, giving you beautiful skin, and as a whole, improving your health.

Nutritionists have also found that sugar is the leading cause of heart disease. It negatively affects the skin and causes aging that begins early. People are addicted, and the real truth is that we cannot stop consuming it. It’s like a dependency. It makes us feel good, therefore causing us to long for more, as with any addiction. The biggest concern is how added sugar is hidden in our food, and how it may not even taste sweet. People don’t realize how seemingly healthy foods can be unhealthy.

CNN reports what’s better to eat throughout your day: “For example, breakfast can include three eggs, any style; lunch can include up to 6 ounces of poultry, fish or tofu and a green salad, and dinner is basically a larger version of lunch, though steamed vegetables such as broccoli, kale and spinach can be eaten in place of salad. Snacks include an ounce of nuts and sliced peppers with hummus. Beverages include water, unsweetened tea and black coffee.”