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The Sugar Detox Diet
Jan 2016
Sneha Ghosh
Dietician, Apollo Life

Detoxifi cation is a body cleaning process which becomes more effective when sugar is totally eliminated from the diet. Removing sugar from your diet is the fastest way to lose fat and also increase energy levels. When your blood sugar is out of balance, it causes depression, stores sugar as fat instead of using it for energy, leads to highs and lows in energy levels and eventually leads to diabetes.
For some people, eliminating sugar from their diet is extremely diffi cult, as they feel weak and lethargic without any sugar intake. It is therefore important to exclude sugar from the diet gradually. Detox is not a one day process. It is a slow and steady, but effective process, so that the body can clean up all the stored toxins in the body.
To begin with, people can stop drinking sweetened beverages, packaged juices and even adding excess sugar to their tea or coffee. People also have to understand the concept of removing artifi cial sugars found in packaged drinks, sweeteners, yogurt, fl avoured milk and health drinks. Also, one has to try and stay away from chocolates and sweets.