There was a time when everyone was telling us to avoid fat. We were led to believe that fat was bad for our hearts, that it would increase our weight gain and that it was responsible for a whole range of health problems.
And we believed this for a long time. But then the research took a closer look and gradually, we’ve discovered that fat was never the enemy. The ‘enemy’, such as it is, has always been sugar. Fat actually helps to improve our heart health, to reduce blood pressure and even to boost brain function – as long as it is the right kind of healthy saturated fat that we get from natural food.
Sugar meanwhile was the problem all along: causing a whole host of different problems and even getting us hooked thanks to its addictive properties.
It turns out there are countless good reasons to give up sugar – or at least to cut back on it to a large extent – and this list of ten surprising things that can happen to you will help you to see just why this is such a good move.
1. Your Teeth Improve
Most people stop eating sugar primarily because they want to get slimmer and they want to feel healthier. Cutting back on sugar will certainly do that, as we will see!
But don’t be fooled: lowering your sugar intake also has a ton of other benefits, some of which are obvious but you may have forgotten!
For instance: it can drastically improve your oral hygiene and the appearance of your teeth. This is thanks to the simple fact that the bacteria that cause plaque feasts on sugar. Remove the sugar and you remove their food source!