Are you having a hard time avoiding sugar? We’re here to help you stop sugar cravings with some easy tips to follow. Find out now.
Most people can benefit from a sugar detox. Evidence has shown that sugar is not only addicting, but that an excessive amount can cause or worsen kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and even fatty liver disease.
Sugar creates a reward and craving in the brain. It’s been proven to have addictive qualities comparable with those of certain drugs, according to several studies by the National Institutes of Health. Because of this, it can be challenging to wean yourself off of sugar, but we’re here to help.
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