At this point, we know how bad sugar is for our overall well-being, but it seems that we still cannot ditch it.
Truth be told, it is almost impossible to avoid sugar, since it’s a common ingredient in nearly all foods that we consume every day. And the sad part about it is that it’s highly addictive.
Excessive consumption of sugar increases the levels of dopamine much the same as other drugs like cocaine, according to one study from Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
The researchers state that long-term utilization of sugar will eventually prompt a reduction of dopamine levels. Hence, in order to avoid lenient states of depression and reach the same results, people need to consume even more sugar than usual, scientists explain.
If you can’t seem to resists that lovely smell of the chocolate cake, you are most likely a sugar addict.
Here are the most important reasons why you should keep your distance from sugar:
- Has no nutrition value whatsoever
- It’s very addictive
- Increases the serotonin levels
- May engender gallstones
- Subdues the immunity
- Triggers adrenal fatigue
- Weakens the eyesight
- Can cause arthritis
- Causes premature aging
- Leads to heart problems
- It drains your energy
- Depletes the minerals from the body
- Raises the risks of diabetes
These are the same reasons we want to provide you with a splendid sugar detox menu which will help you control and eventually overcome your addiction to sugar.
Sugar Detox Weekly Menu
Breakfast – cheesy spinach with some baked eggs
Morning snack – tamari almonds
Lunch – low carbs cheesy sweet pepper peppers and a green salad
Evening snack – ¼ cup of low fat and part skim ricotta cheese, 2-3 drops of vanilla stevia and a ¼ tsp of vanilla extract
Dinner – spinach, cucumber tomato feta salad, and stuff chicken (baked)