Denton and Reddish MP, Andrew Gwynne, has called on his constituents to join Sugar Free February, a campaign set up by Cancer Research UK to help raise funds to beat cancer faster, as well as improving the nations health.
The biggest benefit of going sugar-free this February is that you’re helping to beat cancer sooner by raising money to fund life-saving research, as well as a number of health benefits that you may not be aware of. Organised by the charity Cancer Research UK, the campaign also aims to help people:
- FEEL GREAT
Added sugar and junk food go hand in hand. Unfortunately junk food and feeling great doesn’t! Enjoy how good you feel with less junk in your life.
- BOOST YOUR INTAKE OF HEALTHY FOODS
Cutting down on sugary foods means there’s more room in your diet for nutrient dense foods like fruit, veg, wholegrains and pulses. So not only are you enjoying the benefits of eating less sugar, you can also get in more beneficial nutrients.
- KEEP A HEALTHY WEIGHT
Reducing your sugar intake helps you avoid extra weight gain and keeping a healthy weight cuts the risk of 13 types of cancer. Making small changes that fit in with your life means it’s easier to stick with them long term, and remember you can still treat yourself every now and then. Even little changes can add up to a big difference overall.
- LEARN SOMETHING NEW
While it’s no secret chocolate and cakes are high in sugar, it’s surprising where else you might find it hidden. When you’re taking on the challenge, you might find you’re paying more attention to nutrition labels and ingredient lists which helps you work out the surprising places sugar finds its way in to. Plus you can learn to be a better cook by trying out some sugar free recipes!
- IMPROVE YOUR WILLPOWER
Sugar can be addictive. Give it up this February and your willpower to avoid it will be much stronger by the end of the month. It’s time to say yes to saying no.
To find out more of some of the benefits of joining Sugar Free February, or to sign up, please visit: https://activity.cancerresearchuk.org/signup/sugar-free-february/details
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Cancer Research UK have organised a fantastic challenge for February which aims to help the nations health, as well as raising funds for the amazing research they undertake.
“I encourage everyone who can, to take part this Sugar Free Feburary.”