Like anything, sugar in small amounts can be enjoyable and does not harm the body. But when consumed in excess amounts, sugar can prove to be harmful for your body. When adding sugar to your dishes, we recommend using organic and unprocessed sugar or sugar alternatives. Cutting back on your sugar intake can be challenging, but there are important reasons to do so:
Sugar negatively affects gut health
The “bad” bacteria living in our gut (known as yeast or candida) thrive when sugar abounds. An excess of bad bacteria in the gut can lead to digestive problems, bloating, leaky gut, and other conditions. While supplementing with a high-quality probiotic supplement is important, limiting sugars also allow for better gut health.
Sugar negatively affects stress levels
When blood sugar is high the body releases stress hormones that can increase feelings of stress, irritability, and anxiety. Studies have shown those who avoid sugars feel emotionally balanced.
Sugar negatively affects your teeth
Sugar feeds the plaque and bacteria in your mouth which causes your teeth to decay faster than any other food. After eating or drinking foods with sugar, it is important to rinse the mouth out with water or brush your teeth if possible.
Sugar negatively affects your immune system
Studies reveal that sugar impairs immune function. Sugar feeds bad bacteria and yeast in your body, slowing down the immune system and causing infection.
Sugar negatively affects your skin
Not only has sugar been shown to increase inflammation and acne in the skin, excess sugars in the blood deplete elasticity and lead to sagging skin and wrinkles.