Simple and Refined

SIMPLE – sugars are foods that contain only one or two sugar molecules, they are referred to as monosaccharides and disaccharides. These foods include things like milk, fruits, juice,  and low -fat/non-fat milk. These foods contain protein, calcium, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, which can boost nutrition and slow down how quickly blood sugars rise.

Other simple sugars such as table sugar or syrup found in sweetened beverages like juice, soda, flavored coffee, and sports and energy drinks contain no real nutritional value – which can cause blood sugar spikes, cravings, and weight gain. The first thing you should do is avoid ALL sweetened beverages.



~ Do you crave any of these sweet treats?~

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Think how much sugar is in the sweet treats?

SUGAR – a simple carbohydrate, the kind of food that breaks down quickly in your digestive tract. This floods your bloodstream with glucose and used as energy, which is a normal process within the body’s system.  However, any amount consumed should be within a reasonable measure.

Risks like pancreatitis and diabetes may occur bringing damage to the cells that produce insulin and glucagon (the hormones that control blood sugar levels).

But wait!

There’s still hope for those who are so busy that fast is simple because as packaged foods are made for easy accessibility; other companies are formulating products that keep people healthy!

~ Alternative, sugar-free, sweetener substitutes that promote health benefits ~

Take a look at these six (6) natural, diet-friendly options, to keep your sweet tooth alive:

  • Birch Sugar – same sweet taste; with no added risk of cavities
  • Honey – paired with ginger, honey can be used to fight colds
  • Stevia – no effect on your blood sugar level; diabetic friendly
  • Agave Nectar – natural properties make it suitable for vegans
  • Maple Syrup – Darker syrups contain more anti-inflammatory molecules
  • Coconut Sugar – Sweetness compares to ordinary granulated sugar

Ultimately cutting down or finding alternative approaches to sugar consumption has a ton of health benefits.  It can take sometime to eliminate all the bad chemicals in the body from the sugary foods.

Check out our detoxification blog.

See how you can get back on your health track!

10 Thoughts on “Consuming Sugar and Looking Refined!”

    • I would consult a doctor to inquire if less carbohydrates and refined sugar is good to reduce or eliminate in the diet for those who are diabetic. My thought is I don’t see why it would be harmful. But I am not a nutritionist

  • I really love maple syrup! I put maple syrup on homemade meals and treats, like a sweet potato pancake and a few home-made biscuits. I have been trying to look for stevia, but I couldn’t seem to find one here from where I’m from. I have been trying to find ones online, but the shipping fee is really expensive. I guess I would have to stick with maple syrup and coconut sugar. They’re really great as well! Thanks for sharing this information!

    • Maple syrup is my go-to with peanut butter on a tablespoon, when I’ve got sugar cravings. I especially like that combo on pancakes but have not tried sweet potato pancake. Sounds interesting that I would try it 🙂 Thanks for sharing! As for where to buy Stevia, try Whole foods, Sprouts…one client mentioned buying it at 99cent store or Dollar Tree???

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