4 Sugar Detox Recipes to Help You Recover From Your Cookie Coma



There are certain phenomena that happen so predictably they've become ordained laws of nature. For example, we know gravity will always bring things back down to earth, and the sun will rise each and every morning. Similarly, eating large amounts of sugar will make us crave even more sugar—or that's what it seems like at least.

According to Darby Jackson, co-founder of Après and health and wellness coach, there's actual science to back that up. "People can be biologically addicted to sugar in the same way that they can be addicted to drugs or alcohol," she says. This might explain why statistics on sugar consumption are so staggering. A report from the University of California San Francisco explains that the recommended daily sugar consumption is no more than six teaspoons, or 25 grams, though the average American consumes 19.5 teaspoons, or 82 grams, per day. It's scary stuff.

Fortunately, sugar isn't a necessity, and it can be easily removed from our diets (and lives and consciousness and kitchen cabinets) if we have the right mix of nutritious foods to keep us full and satisfied. Keep scrolling to see the foods and meals you should eat in order to successfully complete a sugar detox.