Hiding in everything from ‘healthy’ cereals to pasta sauce, whilst we’d all like to reduce our sugar intake, cutting down is easier said than done. With negative effects including low energy, a lackluster complexion and a compromised immune system, our reliance on the white stuff is putting serious strain on our health. So, if you’re keen to kick your cravings, this simple supplement might be the answer. Viridian’s Seven-Day Sugar Detox Kit is brimming with ingredients to stabilise blood sugar levels, curb cravings and give you the boost you need to kick that sugar habit.
So how exactly does it work and what are the benefits long-term? SL caught up with Shabir Daya, pharmacist and Co-Founder of VictoriaHealth.com…
What is the Sugar Detox kit? Backed by science, the Seven-Day Sugar Detox combines two of the most heavily studied natural compounds proven to control blood sugar levels without the negative effects of sugar – chromium and cinnamon bark extract. Containing 14 supplement capsules, one to be taken twice daily with food, the kit also comes with a handy seven-day meal plan for an extra health boost.
What are the benefits? Reducing your sugar intake is one of the most powerful changes you can make to benefit your overall health – from boosting energy and the immune system to improving skin and sleep. While sugar consumption is one of the toughest habits to kick, the supplement will give you a real boost and make you more aware of how to control your sugar habits.
And how does it work? It’s all down to the hero ingredients. Chromium actively reduces glucose levels when they are too high and cinnamon has similarly been shown to reduce blood sugar by lowering insulin resistance – where the body fails to respond normally to insulin, the hormone that allows us to use sugar, leading to a decrease in blood glucose levels and causing cravings for sugary snacks.
So, will the supplement reduce sugar cravings for good? Possibly, when sugar levels drop significantly below the norm the body craves more sugar and this is how dependency occurs. By maintaining sugar levels within normal limits, we are less likely to ‘crash’ (i.e. experience low blood sugar levels), and thus cravings for sugary food and drink will diminish. It’s certainly a good place to start.
Do you need to follow the meal plan, too? Not necessarily – the plan features tasty, energy-boosting dishes from superfood chef Oliver McCabe aimed at boosting the effects of the seven-day regime but you can create your own recipes using the plan as a guide. For extra support, you can download the Seven-Day Sugar Detox app, for on-the-go progress tracking.
Any final tips for eating less sugar? Aside from avoiding obvious sources of sugar, be aware of added sugar and remember products labelled as sugar-free often contain sweeteners that work in the body in the exact same way, so you’re not really avoiding sugar at all. Also, try to get plenty of sleep as a lack of quality rest can hinder glucose metabolism.