LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE SUGAR FREE

Living
well without added sugar in your diet does not mean you can not enjoy
sweet treats. It is the choice of sweets that you may want to consider
altering. Nature provided us with a sweet tooth naturally, but the
choices we make satisfying it can impact our health negatively or
positively. The reality is, processed foods are made from some of the
most dangerous chemicals with a sweet taste that can have a negative
impact on health and can lead to an increase risk of disease such as
diabetes, hypertension, even some cancers. One healthful way to
satisfy your craving is incorporate a variety of fruit in your diet. Many
recipes exist without adding any table sugars such as homemade apple
pies, baked pears, and a variation of dried fruit. Removing processed
foods and added table sugar from your diet can save your life,
encourage weight loss, and influence how you feel mentally, physically,
and emotionally. So, what are the first steps to reducing sugar
consumption and reducing risk of negative health outcomes? One way
to start is to begin reading food labels and avoid foods with the
following ingredients:

  • Brown sugar
  • Corn sweetener               
  • Corn syrup
  • Fruit juice concentrates
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Inverted Sugars
  • Lactose, maltose, and sucrose

Live sweetly with better health by reducing added sugar; you are worth
it!

References: Harvard Men’s Health Watch; The Sweet Danger of sugar. (2017, May)

Written by Bridgett Wilder, Nutritionist, Health and Wellness Consultant,
CEO of PERSEVERANCE Health and Wellness Coaching Nutrition Consultation Services LLC