9 Surprising Facts You Need to Know if You’re Trying to Detox from Sugar

Body detoxification is getting common these days, people are using different foods in their diet to do so.

But if you guys are thinking of using sugar to detox, here are 9 astonishing aspects you must be aware of!

1. Sugar cause addiction
It has been proved through research that sugar and other sweet eatables prompt exactly the same urge and desire like any addictive drug. Wow!

It may sound extremely terrifying, but it’s necessary for you to have the knowledge of this fact so that you know you have to shed the white things. You have a feeling that detoxification by sugar will be a process (but don’t worry you’ll get past it).

2. A teaspoon of sugar contains 4 grams of sugar
The first thing you should do is to look for grams of sugar when you see a food label. Let’s say, if there is 22g of sugar per serving, then this indicates that there are 5.5 teaspoons of sugar in each serving. You most definitely want to see the labels of the greatest sugar-absorbers offenders: cereals, granola, condiments, bread, snack items…mainly all the packed food. The most appropriate way is to take fresh whole foodstuffs always (like fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, pulses, poultry and red meat).

3. Sugar is naturally present in fruit, veggies, and dairy
Sugar is inherently present in all fruits and vegetables (sugar in vegetables are present in less amount than fruits) in the appropriate amount. While detoxifying using sugar, make sure you stock uploads of vegetables. The fiber and the amount of water in them will satisfy the requirement without making you feel stuffed.

The most important rule to remember for all meals is that “produce and protein are musts.” Foods containing proteins like tempeh, seafood, fish, poultry, beans/lentils, eggs, nuts/seeds) will keep your stomach filled and will maintain the blood sugar levels usually when it is combined with fruits and vegetables which contain fiber.

For dairy products use them without the extra sugar, only if you can take them this way. Dairy products contain lactose which is a form of milk sugar. If you start using flavored yoghurts, you will notice the extra added sugar, so it’s vital to go through the labels first and try to take dairy products in their natural form.

4. Serving size matters
You want to know a number of servings in a tin. For example in each serving of energy drink, there are 25 grams of sugar according to the nutrition table. But the number of servings is just two. According to this, each can contain 5o grams of sugar. OH God!

50 grams of sugar converts into 12.5 teaspoons of sugar in just one can.

Whereas World Health Organization proposes that the amount of sugar taken by grownups and children must not exceed 6 teaspoons.

5. Diet sweeteners are not for diet
You must not get yourself trapped by impressive marketing. Always look for diet sweeteners like saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, rebiana in the ingredients list. Since they are diet sweeteners so they won’t help in reducing the waistline. In reality, studies prove contrary result, showing that these might cause metabolic problems, obesity, and diabetes.

6. Healthy fats are good fats
The hype of low-fat and non-fat food is absolutely over. An ample amount of healthy fats from foods like nuts and seeds, avocado, extra virgin olive oil, and omega-3 fatty fish in you food portions will satisfy the cravings and your blood sugar stabilized, assisting in detoxification from sugar.

7. Stress management and sleep play a vital role
Strain Mental disturbance invokes sugar cravings and makes you do overeating. Look for the main reasons for stress and disturbance and try to diminish that main cause. For example are you stressed due to office work? Try to finish the work in your office so that all the stress stays in office.

If you are an emotional eater, you should make a list of food items that reduces your mental strain so that you can take out that list in case of severe stress.

Finally, for weight maintenance proper sleep is essential, so start sleeping early until you discover your exact number of hours

8. Your body needs time to adjust to no sugar
It will take your body 2 to 3 weeks to adapt when you’ll stop taking sugars but once you are out of that threshold, believe us, you will never look back! Your stomach will crave for only fish and natural foods with pure ingredients

9. Liquid sugar is a BIG NO
Foods like sodas, smoothies are often misguided as good for health and these caffeinated sugary products badly affects your blood sugar and your body. You need to take them off your shopping list. If you can’t stop drinking sodas than go for Hint water and hint fizz which not also tastes good but it also does not contain sugar or diet sweeteners and it’s absolutely genuine.

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Gonca Yarımer

Gonca’s first introduction to the holistic well-being world occurred through a documentary production focused on native American-Indian’s authentic and holistic lifestyle in healing. Following this project, she has invited to their particular ‘’Healing Retreats’’ and welcomed to join many fasting/healing programs together. After being impressed and inspired by native American-Indian’s authentic and holistic lifestyle in healing, Gonca has developed her personalised healing path as she pursued related training. She joined many certificate programs such as Theta Healing, Usuki Reiki and Life Coaching, alongside plant-based nutritional diets and cleansing programs. In 2014, she joined TheLifeCo family, consulting TheLifeCo guests and overseeing and managing TheLifeCo’s programs on their holistic well-being journey.

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