Three Health Benefits of Cutting Down Sugar

A little bit of the sweet stuff is fine, women are recommended about 6 teaspoons of sugar daily and men about 9 teaspoons daily for men. However cutting down on unprocessed foods is the key to better health. Here are three health benefits to cutting down on sugar: 

 

* Less Belly Fat: This is the visceral or “deep” fat that builds up around vital organs like your liver, pancreas, and intestines. Stubborn and hard to get rid of, it’s also dangerous; visceral fat is a known risk factor for heart disease and diabetes. 

*  More Energy: Added sugars are simple carbohydrates. This means they’re digested fast and enter your bloodstream quickly, providing that sugar high that helps jump-start your energy and alertness. But as anyone that relies on a candy bar or pastry for a pick-me-up knows, once that shot of sugar is metabolized, you're in for a crash.

* Better Heart Health: A healthy heart helps you power through your day, from that a.m. yoga session to a late deadline at work!