- Refined sugar has many negative effects on the body. It is a major source of inflammation and can contribute to intestinal permeability aka "Leaky Gut". You'll find it not only in processed foods and drinks, but also in common pantry items such as sauces, ketchup, nut butters, nuts and seeds, packaged oatmeal, dried fruits, non-dairy milk, breads, salad dressings, marinades, spice packets, energy bars, canned goods, granola, crackers, pre-made soups, apple sauce, yogurt and tons more!
Sugar makes you age faster! Here are three reasons why:
- Sugar interferes with collagen production and can decrease elasticity of the skin.
- Sugar is dehydrating, which means more oil, dark circles, and dry skin.
- Sugar causes inflammation, which can contribute/aggravate acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
Here are some healthier resources if you're trying to limit your sugar intake: