21 Day Sugar Detox

 In Lifestyle, Recipes, Tips + Tricks

Sugar and refined carbohydrates are considered ’empty calories’, mainly because they don’t contain any useful nutrients. Some foods high in sugar are heavily processed, and the sweet stuff is added to make them more palatable and desirable. It’s these foods that are not always easy to spot the sugar in, and often those that are marketed as ‘healthy’, or low in fat which can be the worst offenders. In some cases, ready meals could contain up to 12 teaspoons of sugar per portion, a can of cola houses six and a bowl of dry Bran Flakes has three.

To help ascertain if you’re eating too much sugar, leading nutritional therapist, Natalie Lamb from high-fibre supplement Lepicol Lighter told us the tell-tale signs to watch out for.

1. Premature ageing

Excessive sugar consumption can cause long-term damage to skin proteins, collagen and elastin, leading to premature wrinkles and ageing. Too much sugar could also contribute to an imbalance of the female menstrual hormones which could result in acne along the jaw line. Sugar is also the favourite food of less desirable gut bacteria and yeast, and consuming too much could lead to an imbalanced gut flora and inflammation in the body, typically seen in skin conditions such as eczema.

2. Constant cravings

Sugary foods are addictive, giving us a quick ‘fix’ that tempts us back time and time again. Foods high in sugar have been shown to activate the reward pathway in the brain by releasing dopamine, similar to that of addictive drugs. The nutrient chromium could help to restore normal insulin function and supplementation has been shown to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels and to reduce sugar and carbohydrate cravings.

3. Low energy

Glucose is essential for energy production throughout the body, however, it is important to keep blood sugar levels balanced as opposed to experiencing the peaks and troughs that occur when we binge on sugary snacks. Following the consumption of sugar, the pancreas releases insulin to help transfer glucose to the cells, meaning we may experience a rush of energy. Once used up, we can experience a dip in energy as the body demands more sugar to start the cycle all over again. It is not hard to imagine that the higher the sugar peak, the more extreme the sugar dip that will follow.

4. Unexplained bloating

Less desirable bacteria and yeast produce gases when they ferment our undigested food in the colon. Bad bacteria particularly love eating sugars, whereas beneficial bifidobacteria, who love veggies, are not believed to produce any gas. An overproduction of gas can lead to pain after eating, uncomfortable bloating and flatulence.

5. Weakened immune system

Did you know that 70% of our immune system is located in the gut, and supported by beneficial gut bacteria? It’s therefore important to keep a balance of good bacteria. A diet high in sugar, however, will feed the less desirable bacteria and yeast and consequently affect how well the immune system functions.

6. Insomnia

Eating sugary foods late at night could lead to a rush in energy at a time when we should be focusing on slowing down and preparing the body to rest. Our ‘happy hormone’, serotonin is largely produced in the gut and is essential for melatonin production – the ‘relaxation’ hormone – necessary to aid a good night’s sleep. If you’re someone who has trouble sleeping, then it might help to reduce the sugar in your diet, and be kinder to your gut.

7. Weight gain

Glucose is a major source of energy for the body, but if it is not used immediately as energy, the body stores excess in the liver, muscles, or as fat around the middle. Glucose storage worked well when we were hunter-gatherers, but nowadays food shortage is rarely a problem so we end up storing more glucose as fat around the middle.

 

Reduce Sugar Cravings with our TEA ME TINY Detox

The TEA ME TINY Detox contains a powerful herb known as Gymnema Sylvester; Gymnema Sylvester helps reduce cravings for sweets by desensitize your taste buds to sweet tasting foods when they are placed directly on your tongue, which may help diabetics and others consume fewer calories.

 

Notice any of these symptoms? Then it’s time to reset!

21 Vegan Ketogenic Diet Breakfast Recipes

  1. Basic Chia Seed Pudding | Eating Bird Food
  2. Keto Overnight “Oats” | Healthful Pursuit
  3. Cinnamon and Pecan Porridge| Keto Diet App
  4. Keto Bagel Thins | Meat Free Keto
  5. Strawberry Matcha Chia Pudding | Paleo Flourish
  6. Maple Cinnamon Noatmeal | Meat Free Keto
  7. Keto Green Smoothie | Real Balanced
  8. Coconut Low Carb Porridge | Low Carb Yum
  9. Fluffy Vanilla Waffles | The Big Man’s World
  10. Grain-Free Overnight “Oats” | Eating Bird Food
  11. Cinnamon Chocolate Breakfast Smoothie | Paleo Flourish
  12. Green Coffee Shake | Healthful Pursuit
  13. Omega-3 Porridge | The Castaway Kitchen
  14. Grain Free Granola | Ditch the Carbs
  15. Tofu Scramble | V Nutrition and Wellness
  16. Vanilla Keto Protein Shake | Clean Keto
  17. Grain Free Instant “Brown Sugar” N’Oatmeal | Holistically Engineered
  18. Cauliflower Hash Browns | Healthier Steps
  19. Creamy Keto Cinnamon Smoothie | Keto Diet App
  20. Keto Yogurt Bowls | Clean Keto
  21. Grain-Free Hemp Heart Porridge | Healthful Pursuit

21 Vegan Ketogenic Diet Lunch Recipes

  1. “Bacon” and “Cream Cheese” Stuffed Mushrooms | Peta
  2. Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice | Delish Knowledge
  3. Peanut Shirataki Noodles | Bijoux and Bits
  4. Vegan Caesar Salad | Healthful Pursuit
  5. Asian “Chicken” Salad | The Big Man’s World
  6. Low Carb Vegan Bibimbap | Low Carb Vegan
  7. Harissa Portobello Mushroom Tacos | Healthy Nibbles and Bits
  8. Spicy Grilled Eggplant with Red Pepper, Parsley and Mint | Kalyn’s Kitchen
  9. Corned Tempeh and Cabbage | Meat Free Keto
  10. Egg Roll in a Bowl | Detoxinista
  11. Wasabi Cucumber Avocado Dressing and Spiralized Cucumber Salad | Peas and Crayons
  12. Green Smoky Soup with Roast Veggies | Indulging Cake
  13. SuperFood Keto Soup | Keto Diet App
  14. Kelp Noodles with Avocado Pesto | Meat Free Keto
  15. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup | Health Starts in the Kitchen
  16. Keto Curry Noodle Bowls | Healthful Pursuit
  17. Stuffed Eggplant | The Iron You
  18. Kale Salad with Olives and Chia Croutons with Creamy Lemon Rosemary Dressing | Healthful Pursuit
  19. One Pot Zucchini Pasta | Making Thyme for Health
  20. Spiralized Zucchini Asian Salad | Low Carb Yum
  21. Cream of Mushroom Soup | Healthful Pursuit

21 Vegan Ketogenic Diet Dinner Recipes

  1. Vegan Shepherd’s Pie | Delicious Every Day
  2. Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto | Eat Yourself Skinny
  3. Mediterranean Mung Bean and Olive “Meatballs” | Cit Nutritionally
  4. Shirataki Noodles with Almond Butter Sauce | Wallflower Kitchen
  5. Vegan Sesame Tofu Eggplant | Ruled.Me
  6. Smokey Maple Tempeh | Meat Free Keto
  7. Sesame Roasted Bok Choy and Teriyaki Cauliflower Steaks | Inspector Gorgeous
  8. Broccoli Crust Pizza | A Million Miles
  9. Thai Coconut Curry Soup | Clean Keto Blog
  10. Low Carb Empanadas | Low Carb Vegan
  11. Red Coconut Curry | Ruled.Me
  12. Coconut Lime Noodles with Chile Tamari Tofu | Meat Free Keto
  13. Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup | Cotter Crunch
  14. Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps | Well Plated
  15. Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust | Detoxinista
  16. Cauliflower, Thyme and Green Tea Cream Soup | Zizi’s Adventures
  17. Keto Falafels with Lupini Beans | Clean Keto Blog
  18. Low Carb Stir Fry | Maria Recipes
  19. Crispy Tofu and Bok Choy Salad | Ruled.Me
  20. Cheezy Vegan Broccoli Soup | Low Carb Vegan
  21. Sesame Peanut Zoodles | Clean Keto Blog

21 Vegan Ketogenic Diet Snack Recipes

  1. Vegetable Fritters | Create Mindfully
  2. Chocolate Avocado Pudding | Keto Connect
  3. 1-Minute Keto Mug Cakes | The Big Man’s World
  4. Golden Gut-Baked Jicama Fries | Eating Bird Food
  5. Coconut Peanut Butter Balls | Ruled.Me
  6. Vegan Fat Bob-Omb | Meat Free Keto
  7. Crispy Avocado Fries | The Hearty Herbivore
  8. Chocolate Cherry Fat Bombs | Create Mindfully
  9. Keto Crack Slaw | Meat Free Keto
  10. Roasted Radishes with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds | Kalyn’s Kitchen
  11. Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies | The Big Man’s World
  12. Chocolate Peppermint Chia Pudding | Gnom-Gnom
  13. Spinach Avocado Dip | Sweet as Honey
  14. Sugar Free Candied Toasted Coconut Cashews | The Big Man’s World
  15. Carrot Cake Bites | VegAnnie
  16. Low Carb Apple Pie Muffins | The Big Man’s World
  17. Vegan Mojito Fat Bombs | Meat Free Keto
  18. Low Carb Peanut Butter Truffles | Savory Tooth
  19. Crumbly Almond Feta | Low Carb Vegan
  20. Vegan Peanut Butter Eggs | The Big Man’s World
  21. The Best Kale Pate Spread | Healthful Pursuit

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