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?~
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).
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.