Sugar addiction can seriously affect not just your physical, but also your mental health. This can lead to weight gain, especially around the waist, gives you an instant high, followed by drop in mood, so you have mood swings.
This in turn can create problems with depression, and also can create those anxious feelings, so it is a vicious circle, you get low afterwards, so the next thing you do is eat more sugar, you comfort eat.
So what would happen if you gave up sugar addiction?
1. You would get over a serious addiction
Sugar is worst for you than fat, in fact giving up sugar would help you overcome a serious addiction, as it increases our dopamine levels.
Studies in lab mice shoed this, they were given cocaine until they became addicted to it. When they were given a choice, either continue with cocaine, or change to sugar, and believe or not 94 percent chose sugar.
2. Your breathe will improve
Sugar doesn’t just cause the obvious gum disease and cavities, but also provides a source of food for bacteria, in these conditions they reproduce more quickly, which causes terrible breathe.
It also causes lung problems and cause more problems for anyone who has asthma.
3. Gets rid of brain fog
Sugar hinders your learning capacities, and to memorize things, so if you need to learn something, the best thing you can do is give up sugar.
4. Less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease
There is a chemical in your brain known as BDNF, and this helps your brain to form connections and make new memories.
A drop in this factor has been linked to eating to much sugar.
5. Your skin will improve
Sugar is an inflammatory which causes skin acne, which many of us will know after eating too many sweets or chocolate.
6. Better for your heart
If you eat too much sugar, you have a higher risk of a heart attack, sweets drinks like pop, can trigger coronary artery disease. If you give up sugar the insulin levels will drop, so too will the average heart rate and your blood pressure will lower too, so your blood vessels will have less work to do.
Therefore your chances of a heart attack, stroke or artery will become less likely.
7. Less bad cholesterol
High sugar consumption raises levels of bad cholesterol and blood fats, that can block your blood vessels that can lead to heart conditions.
8. Your moods will improve
When you first give up sugar you might become more irritable, which is quite normal, especially when there is temptation everywhere.
But when you do pass this, you will feel much better. Studies have shown that people who eat very little sugar or none at all, are rarely diagnosed with depression, your world around you change drastically for the better.
9. Sleep better at night
High sugar intake interferes with your natural energy levels, so at first when you give up sugar you will feel sluggish and sleepy. When your body eventually adapts to it, you will become very active during the day, making you ready to go to sleep at bedtime, your day and night cycle will be more balanced.
10. Less chance of diabetes
When you eat too much glucose, you develop high insulin resistance, this means sugar sticks in your cells and can’t get into your bloodstream, this leads to a pre-diabetes condition and finally to the real thing.
11. Improved eye sight
Sugar also effects your eyes, fluctuations of insulin and glucose levels leads to vessel damage, and decrease blood supply to your eyes. As a result your eyes sharpness drops, which leads to myopia and cataract problems.
12. You will lose weight fast
When you eat sugar, especially fructose, you are likely to over eat, the pancreas is forced to produce more insulin. Other hormones that regulate metabolism, digestion and weight are neglected. The body sends your brain the wrong signals, and it’s time for a snack, and no matter how much you eat, your body will never be satisfied.
13. Your immune system will improve
Your immune system is seriously affected by the consumption or large amounts of sugar, you add protected from bacteria and viruses by white blood cells. There efficiency drops when you eat simple sugars like glucose, fructose and honey.
14. You will save money
The amount of money you spend on sweets alone is a lot, not to mention because it causes you to over eat other foods as well, so this will save you a fair bit.