Updated: May 23
First of all, your cells will do a happy dance. When we have inflammation in our body, we take up energy for our body to move in its natural cycle.
I’ve been having this conversation with my husband for years. Dr. Chad’s famous words, “Sugar is bad.” Yes, he is right! Many years ago, I studied the work of Dr. Weston Price (a dentist). In 1939, Dr. Price published Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, with details of his travels around the globe studying the diets and nutrition of various cultures. The conclusion of the book is that aspects of a modern Western Diet (specifically flour, sugar, and processed vegetable fats) cause nutritional deficiencies that are a cause of many dental issues and health problems.
When we eat sugar, we increase the effects of aging. There is a process in our bodies called glycation can exacerbate skin conditions like Acne and Rosecea. Understanding the glycemic index, the scale which determines how quickly blood sugar levels rise after ingesting particular foods (hence, the high- and low-glycemic labels), is key to making the right choices for your skin when it comes to sugar.
Simple carbohydrate sugars are the first in line in the ick (or sick) department. Sugar can be digested in many forms, including the consumption of carbohydrates. If there is too much sugar in the body, protein molecules can cross-link with sugar molecules. Once this cross-linking process has occurred, the new sugar proteins are called advanced glycation end products (AGEs). The human body does not recognize AGEs as normal, and will produce antibodies that cause inflammation in the skin. This begins the internal battle, and the hero is making more loving choices.
Anhydrous dextrose, brown sugar, cane crystals, cane sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, crystal dextrose, evaporated cane juice, fructose sweetener, fruit juice concentrates, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, liquid fructose, malt syrup, maple syrup, molasses, pancake syrup, raw sugar, sugar, syrup and white sugar. Fructose is sugar derived from fruit and vegetables; lactose is milk sugar; and maltose is sugar that comes from grain.
The benefits of cutting sugar are living with more vibrancy, clearer skin, a better quality of sleep, less cravings for carbohydrates and sugar, clearer thinking, and more steady energy.