Monday, March 14, 2011

Sugar Solutions

How many of you like to eat things that are sweet?
How many of you feel overwhelmed about reducing the amount of sugar in your diet?

Did you know that sugar is a master of disguise, it has many names.  If we know the names of sugar we can look for it, and avoid unnecessary amounts of it getting into our diet.

The following is a small list of names that sugar is know by.  These are included in many foods that we purchase on a regular basis.
  • cane juice
  • crystalline fructose
  • dextrose
  • evaporated cane juice
  • fruit juice concentrate
  • high-fructose corn syrup
  • malt syrup
  • sorbitol
Sugar is called the anti-nutrient because it robs the body of vital minerals and B vitamins as it is metabolized.  Sugar weakens our immune systems and promotes yeast overgrowth.  These two factors contribute to many debilitating diseases, including the following:
  • stomach and digestive problems
  • adrenal fatigue and exhaustion
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
Eliminating unnecessary amounts of sugar in our diets is essential for a healthy body.  Avoiding prepared and processed foods is essential if we want to avoid unnecessary amounts of sugar.  Cooking from SCRATCH allows you to prepare foods that are full of essential nutrients that our bodies need to be healthy, strong and vibrant!

The recipes in SCRATCH, are prepared using no sugar, reduced amounts of sugar, or sugar substitutes.  The following post has three delicious recipes that are made using natural sugar substitutes.  I encourage you to diligently seek natural alternatives to satisfy your sweet tooth.

3 Delicious Recipes to Beat the Sugar Cravings

Oatmeal Spice Cookies

Date rolls

nutbutter cups