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What happens to the body if you give up sugar for 10 days

Что произойдет с организмом, если отказаться от сахара на 10 дней

Excessive consumption of sugar – one of the main problems of the modern diet. Excess consumption of sugary foods leads to a number of problems – accelerates aging, overloads the liver, leads to the development of insulin resistance, which leads to diseases of the cardiovascular system, diabetes, obesity.

There is also evidence that sweets are addictive. However, if you give up sugar for just 10 days, you can significantly improve the condition of the body and prevent the occurrence of the above problems.

What changes will happen in the body if you give up sugar for 10 days

Dr. Robert Lustig, along with a team of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, conducted a study on the effects of avoiding sugar on children's bodies. In just 10 days, all study participants had a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Specialists managed to reduce the level of triglycerides by an average of 33%, and low-density lipoprotein – by 5%. Diastolic blood pressure was also reduced as a result of eliminating sugar from the diet.

Excess sugar increases the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity.

We get additional doses of sugar not only from obvious sources – sweets, sweet soda, cakes, etc. Yoghurts, sauces, salad dressings and similar products also contain sugar.

Therefore, type 2 diabetes and other problems caused by the consumption of excess sugar threaten not only the sweet tooth, but also lovers of processed foods, who are also advised to give up sugar.

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This is what a 10-day sugar-free diet will do:

  1. Your heart will thank you

If you manage to get rid of the habit of eating a lot of sweets, you will reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as three times. Elevated insulin levels and subsequent activation of the sympathetic nervous system leads to an increase in blood pressure and heart rate. After just a few weeks without sugar, LDL and triglyceride levels will decrease by 10% and 20-30%, respectively.

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  1. Your skin will glow with health

Of course  sugar – far from the only reason for the appearance of acne on the skin, but quite often it is he who is the culprit for the appearance of acne not only on the face, but also on other parts of the body. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that cutting out sugary soda for three weeks reduced inflammation by 87%.

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  1. And the mood will improve

It is very difficult for lovers of sweets to refuse their favorite treat. However, as they overcome their habit, they notice that anxiety, irritability, and mood swings become less frequent.

To experience the benefits of a sugar-free life, all you have to do is give it up for 10 days.

  1. Sleep will become really healthy

As with the skin, a number of factors influence the sleep cycle. However, it is also important to know that sugar makes you feel tired and sluggish throughout the day. Sugar also triggers the production of cortisol, which can disrupt the sleep cycle.

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  1. Memory will improve

A University of California study found that too much sugar has a negative effect on memory and learning. This happens due to a violation of the connections between brain cells. Cutting out sugar, even if it's only for 10 days, will help protect your nerve cells from damage and keep your mind sharp.

Giving up sugar for 10 days can be a small step towards completely getting rid of sweet addiction. Try to give up sugar today – and in a couple of weeks your body will feel much better!

  • Comments (1)

    16 сентября 2017, 15:15

    Я не то, чтобы сладкоежка - без конфет, тортов и пирожных вполне могу обходиться - но сладкая пища, сладкий чай давно и прочно занимают в моем рационе обширное место. Отказаться от них - это подвиг. Четвертый день держу зарок 10 дней не употреблять сахара и сладкой пищи. Ломка та еще!

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