What happens to our body when we cut off sugar from our diet?
Eating the same foods, but without the added sugars normally in them, means your total caloric intake decreases which could make it easier to lose weight and keep it off. Swapping foods with added sugars for those with little or no added sugars can save hundreds of calories without changing the amount of food you eat.
Sweetened beverages—can increase the odds of developing type 2 diabetes. Cutting added sugars makes it easier to manage weight and to keep blood glucose levels within healthy parameters, both of which lower your diabetes risk.
Cutting out excess added sugar and keeping blood glucose within healthy parameters may slow the rate at which skin ages. A high-sugar diet leads to the production of AGEs which are associated with acceleration in the skin's ageing process.
Frequent intake of sugary foods and beverages fuels more cravings. This is because sugar triggers the release of dopamine, which stimulates the brain's reward center, similar to how addictive drugs impact the brain.
Improved psychological health is another perk to expect when you cut out sugar. This is because higher intakes of added sugar are associated with a significantly greater likelihood of experiencing episodes of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.