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Friday, October 13, 2017
By The Health Coach Is In....
Want to indulge your sweet tooth?
Hi there, Dyan here (The Health Coach Is In) to tell you that just because sugar ain't good for ya, doesn't mean you have to kiss your sweet tooth goodbye, forever!
We've all heard that too much highly processed, refined sugar (aka: white death) can have devastating effects on our metabolism and contribute to all sorts of diseases.
THIS IS NO JOKE AND HERE'S WHY:
1) Refined sugar equals tons of calories with no essential nutrients. All it does is cause tooth decay by literally feeding harmful bacteria in your mouth!
2) If you eat high quantities of refined processed sugar and don't exercise (you are at risk) from the fructose derived from the excess of sugar, to get lodged in your liver and cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
3) When you consume too much refined sugar, it can cause resistance to the hormone insulin, which can lead to diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes.
4) An excess amount of processed sugar can have a devastating effect on your metabolism.
5) Processed sugar is highly addictive because after ingestion it causes a huge release of dopamine (the feel good hormone) into your brain.
6) Refined sugar is a major contributor to heart disease, which is the number one killer in the world.
7) It was discovered in 1919, that the average healthy digestive system could only digest and eliminate 4-6 teaspoons of refined sugar, daily. TODAY: There are 9tsp of refined sugar in just one can of soda!
So start moving away from refined sugar with some healthier alternative sweeteners that won't damage your health as much and taste just as sweet, if not sweeter!
So What Are Some Of The High Quality Sweet
Alternatives To Processed Sugar?
TAKE A LOOK & SEE!
From the sap of cut flower buds of the coconut palm. Look for labels that say coconut sugar, coconut crystals or coconut palm sugar. Has a low glycemic index and contains nutrients, like potassium, calcium, amino acids and fiber
Produced from the leaves of the Mexican succulent plant. It lowers the glycemic index more than refined sugar does. Make sure to buy organic agave.
THINK BEES...BEES...BEES. Buy raw, local and organic honey. Can help boost immune system, help seasonal allergies and soothe a raspy sore throat, use sparingly.
Produced from the sub-tropical fruit native to South America. Sweet, maple flavor. It can help boost immune system. Has no effect on blood sugar and contains nutrients, like phosphorus, calcium, iron and magnesium.
Also known as 'Lo Han Gou.' Made from a green melon that grows in the mountain tops of Asia. Buy pure monk fruit or pure Lo Han Gou sweetener. Non Caloric, no impact on blood sugar and may be anti-inflammatory.
A plant used by the Guarani people of South America for more than 1500 years. No calories, no impact on blood sugar and may reduce blood pressure. Make sure to buy 100% whole leaf stevia. Look for RebA and non-GMO.
Made from the sap of sugar from red and black maple trees. Buy organic pure grade-B maple syrup. It has a lower fructose content and more nutrients (antioxidants, magnesium, zinc, potassium) than refined sugar, but don't be fooled, it's still similar to processed sugar, so use sparingly.
A sugar alcohol that is neither sugar nor alcohol, but is actually an organic compound. About the same sweetness as refined sugar. Comes from a non-GMO plant source. Low in calories and no effect on blood sugars and fights bacteria in your mouth.
Also a sugar alcohol like Xylitol. About 70% as sweet as refined sugar. Look for 100% Erythritol. Nearly non caloric, doesn't spike blood sugar and is easily digested.
How can I use one of these alternative sweeteners in my cooking?
SINCE IT'S THAT BEAUTIFUL TIME OF YEAR.... FALL!
AND WALNUTS ARE ABUNDANT...
AWESOME HEALTHY AND SWEET RECIPE FOR CANDIED WALNUTS TO GET YOU STARTED.....
Prep Time: 5 mins; Serves: 4
1 cup of raw walnuts, chopped or whole
2Tbs coconut oil
Salt to Taste
Cook on medium in frying pan, add coconut oil, walnuts, salt and cinnamon. Cook until toasted, about 8-10 minutes. In the last couple minutes, add the honey for a sweeter taste.
Try a few of these healthier sugars to satisfy your sweet tooth, or give your taste buds some time to catch up to having foods WITHOUT SUGAR!....
Prunes, Dates, Bananas, Applesauce, Yams, Figs and Carrot Juice can all be used as sweeteners in all your scrumptious desserts and baking.
Coming out in 2018, the recommended daily amount (RDA) by the Food and Drug Administration, for refined sugar, will be no more than 12 grams daily! That's no more than 3tsp a day!
And the American Heart Association will be recommending no more than 24 grams or 6 tsp a day. Again, there's 9tsp in just one can of soda!
Our body only needs a small amount of sugar (no more than 1tsp daily) to operate our entire bloodstream. Americans, on average, consume 26tsp of refined sugar every day.
WHAT DO YOU DO NOW?
If you're obsessed with refined sugar and would like to make a change that will greatly benefit your health, then please check out my program
JUST 18-DAYS TO MASTER THE 'FREEDOM' OF INTUITIVE EATING
and free yourself from the processed foods, the processed snacks and the processed sugars and start completely changing your life, today!
From Day One (Tapping into your true hunger) to Day Eighteen (The isolation trap) you will take daily action steps to learn a new way of eating that will get you to your happy ideal size with a powerful 7-Week Bonus Series that will definitely help you get there!
If you're constantly thinking about food, obsessing over it and stressing about it, then this program is for you!
With Love & Health
The Health Coach Is In
Dyan, NE CHHC
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