You may know excess sugar causes a tsunami of ailments such as energy/gut/skin/joint/weight problems, yeast, brain fog, Type II diabetes, poor immunity, whole-body inflammation, and premature ageing.
But can you spot hidden sugar in foods? If not, you could be getting excess to the Nth degree without knowing it. Here’s how to reduce your sugar but keep things yummy:
WEED OUT REFINED GRAINS. You might as well eat cake because that’s what all refined grains are to your body. Check your bread, cracker, and pasta labels. Terms like multi-grain, stone-ground, durum wheat, and “made with whole grains” are marketing gobbledigook to make refined grains appear whole to the untrained eye. If the label doesn’t say 100% WHOLE grain, it isn’t!
CUT YOUR FRUIT. Your body also treats fruit sugar like refined sugar. A fruit smoothie can have double the sugar of soda! That’s obscene! Ditch all juice and keep your fruit serving small (1/2 to 2/3 cup or one piece) and pair it with some nuts, nut butter, cheese, cream, or half and half for great sustained energy. Dried fruit? NO MORE THAN one date, 4 prunes, or 1/4 cup of anything else – with brie or nuts!
USE SMART SWEETENERS. Use no- or low-carb sweeteners such as pure stevia powder, sugar alcohols (erythritol or xylitol), or Lakanto (erythritol + monk fruit, get online). Xylitol and Lakanto are a 1:1 sugar exchangeand GREAT in recipes. Erythritol is 70% as sweet as sugar.
Doing just these three things will make a gargantuan difference for you! Sweet!
P.S. How much of what should you be eating each day?