Is a no-sugar diet for 12 months safe? Experts reveal
Although a sugar-free diet may seem unattainable, Kartik Aaryan, the actor, appears to have exceeded everyone’s expectations. He just enjoyed his favorite dessert, rasmalai, during the premiere of Chandu Champion, his upcoming movie.
Although a sugar-free diet may seem unattainable, Kartik Aaryan, the actor, appears to have exceeded everyone’s expectations. He just enjoyed his favorite dessert, rasmalai, during the premiere of Chandu Champion, his upcoming movie. Posting a message on Instagram, the actor, who was fed by the movie’s director, Kabir Khan, stated, “This rasmalai tasted like victory! Finally eating sugar after a year! After more than a year of intense preparation and 8 months of day-n-night shoots across the globe, today we complete the shooting journey of #ChanduChampion. And it couldn’t have been sweeter than my fav, Rasmalai – from the Man himself who carved this challenging path for me… you have been a profound inspiration, Sir!”
“Initially, you may experience withdrawal symptoms, but over time, your energy levels stabilise, and mood swings diminish. Your metabolism improves, reducing the risk of obesity and related health issues. Skin health often benefits, with reduced acne and a more youthful appearance,” stated Shruti K Bhardwaj, chief dietician at Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad.
Furthermore, limiting sugar lowers blood pressure and lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases, both of which improve heart health. Bhardwaj states that since one teaspoon of sugar has 20 kcal, reducing sugar improves insulin sensitivity and lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. “A diet with limited sugar intake, and sweets supports better dental health, preventing cavities and gum disease,” added Bhardwaj.
Further, when the inflammation caused by sugar declines, brain clarity and cognitive performance can also get better. Bhardwaj clarified that better sleep has a beneficial effect on general wellbeing. “By eliminating empty calories, weight loss becomes achievable, leading to increased self-esteem and confidence,” averred Bhardwaj.
“Sugar and jaggery both have equal calories. One can avoid outside sweets keeping in mind hidden sugar content,” suggested Bhardwaj, further stating to avoid carbonated drinks, energy drinks.
“Consultation with a healthcare professional or nutritionist can provide personalised guidance. Overall, limiting sugar can yield transformative health benefits, positively influencing both physical and mental well-being,” said Bhardwaj.