Day 13 | 30 Day Self-Care Challenge

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No added sugar today

Note: Please consult with your doctor or other nutritional or medical professional before starting this or any other detox.

Growing scientific evidence shows that eating too much added sugar is linked to a host of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and, quite possibly, cancer. High-sugar diets have also been linked to depression, anxiety and the compromise of cognitive abilities, such as learning and memory. Even if you’re not a sugar addict, reducing your sugar intake can assist with shedding unwanted pounds, feeling better, and having a more radiant appearance.

Today, eliminate added sugar from your diet. That's right. If it's not naturally sweet, don't partake in it today. Items that are off limits include items that include added white or brown sugar, corn syrup (high fructose or otherwise), honey, and artificial sweeteners (such as, Equal, Splenda, Sweet ‘N Low) in the ingredients list.  Also, don't add sugar to your beverages or other home made items. However, feel free to enjoy foods that naturally contain sugar, such as fresh fruit.

Note that many studies show that during a sugar detox, some may experience withdrawal symptoms at first. Consider extending your sugar detox to 3 or more days, and then consider ways you might permanently reduce your sugar intake, to experience added benefits..