Added sugar is killing us
Added sugar is one of the main causes of heart disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure and can contribute to your weight gain
to overcome your addiction you can ….
Add healthy fat, protein and fiber to your diet because they balance blood sugar/insulin levels, help you to feel fuller for longer to reduce cravings
Hemp seed is a great protein source.
Healthy fats include – nuts (like almonds) and seeds (chia and flax) and coconut oil and avocado
Fiber sources include – Vegetables, nuts and seeds and berries
So make a superfood morning smoothie with Chia or Flax meal for fiber, Coconut or avocado for fat and hemp for protein
Remove processed sugar and high fructose corn syrup out of your diet because the more you eat, the more you’ll crave it…. So stop adding it to your smoothies (and other foods) right now!!
If you do have an urge for sweetness, consider these natural sugar substitutes that are easier for your body to process and digest ….
Pure raw honey ideally from a local source because it contains sugar and amino acids, electrolytes and antioxidants …. Try up to 1 tablespoon in your smoothie
Organic palm coconut sugar – from the juice of coconuts – contains potassium and other nutrients
And stevia is thought to be a great sweetener if you’re facing blood sugar issues, have diabetes or if you’re overweight – it has zero sugar and calories!
Dates are another great natural sweetener which is high in fibre and potassium with the highest nutrient value of our prefered sweeteners. And it’s slowly absorbed into the body
Let’s get rid of fake, toxic sugars; consider natural alternatives …. But don’t overdo any type of sugar consumption and include some exercise!