“Sugar face,” a mustache above your upper lip, and even infertility — these are just a few effects that are linked to consumption of the insidious white crystal — sugar. Taking it off of our plates and out of our cups may not turn us into superheroes, but it can definitely improve our life and our health
However, here are 6 things that can happen to your body if you ditch sugar for a little while
1) You may get pregnant easier
Since too much sugar can cause hormone disruption, it can interfere with our fertility. In fact, it can make us infertile. While cutting out sugar won’t help fix physical impediments such as cervical abnormalities, or tubal blockages, it will help with ovulatory dysfunction and a healthier you, pregnancy and baby.
2) Your skin may start aging slower.
Sugar and aging are inextricably linked, but luckily, cutting back on your sugar can help slow down some of the negative effects. From harming your gut’s microbiome to triggering acne and the production of wrinkles by stiffening your skin’s collagen, sugar speeds up aging.
Quitting sugar detoxifies, curbs your appetite and helps your organs function. It also plumps up your cells which can lead to younger looking skin.
3) Your skin will glow
We all know the importance of drinking adequate water, but eating too many pastries can easily counteract it’s benefits. Sugar can, quite literally, suck the hydration from your skin, leaving it dull, dry and and tired looking.
So quitting sugar can help improve your complexion by strengthening elastin and collagen and reducing the level of inflammation present in your skin
4) Your brain volume may get bigger and your memory may improve.
Studies found that even if we don’t gain weight while eating sugar, our brain still feels the discomfort, as our cognitive functions may become slower.
Kicking off your day with too much sugar can impair your ability to learn. According to researchers, diet high in sugar causes insulin resistance which damages the brain’s synapses — the connections between cells which allow them to communicate with one another and store data.
Therefore, the benefits of quitting sugar includes better mental health that results in healthy and restful sleep.
5) Lowers the risk of diabetes
Eating high calorie, sugary foods are know to increase the buildup of fat in your body which in turn affects the level of insulin in your body. Insulin resistance in your body affects the functioning of the liver and pancreas and in turn leads to type 2 diabetes.
Quitting sugar gives your body’s natural detox systems a chance to do their job. It’s simply not worth risking your health for a few moments of indulgence so it’s about time you cut that sugar out for good.
6) Helps overcome mood swings
In fact, sugar may have the opposite effect over time. One study published in 2017 found that consuming a diet high in sugar can increase the chances of incident mood disorders in men, and recurrent mood disorders in both men and women.
Reducing sugar consumption may help control the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Although added sugar can lead to an imbalance of insulin and blood sugar, refined carbohydrates and sugars also drain the B vitamins required to sustain a positive mood.