Sugar, in my opinion, is one of the most damaging substances that you can ingest and what’s terrifying about it is that it’s just so abundant in our everyday diet, that you need to be EDUCATED in order to avoid it… but as usual, I got your back!
Why is sugar so bad?
The reason why fructose is so bad is that it passes directly to our livers since it is the only place it can be processed, which increases the workload and potentially contributes to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Now that’s just the tip of the iceberg, the worst part is that it makes us sick. Fructose consumption is linked to a host of metabolic disorders, because it is HIGHLY acidic to our bodies and all diseases grow in an acidic environment, thus causing immune disorders, cancers, diabetes… and the list goes on.
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My 3 Favorite Sugar Substitutes
- Brown Rice Syrup, made from fermented cooked rice and is completely fructose-free and slow-releasing, so it doesn’t dump on the liver like fructose does (please stay away from agave!).
- Coconut Sugar way better for diabetics and the gut than regular sugar, and it holds trace amounts of vitamins and minerals. I love baking with it as well and for my coffee, so yummy!
- Stevia, a plant-derived sweetener containing no sugar of any kind. An awesome sugar substitute especially for diabetics!
So, what about fruits?
Fruits have what we call “naturally occurring sugar”, now mind you it doesn’t mean we are going to mindlessly eat fruits now, nop! We will keep it to 2-3 servings of fruits per day (as long as you’re eating all your veggies & leafy greens as well!) and since most fruits are full of fiber, which slows down the sugar release, then it’s Ok for us to have them.
JUICES & DRIED FRUITS ARE NOT INCLUDED, juices are stripped of all its fiber and dried fruits have a very concentrated amount of fructose in them, so we need to be VERY mindful about our consumption of those!
Which fruits are best?
I prefer to choose low glycemic fruits (are more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolized and cause a lower and slower rise in blood glucose). You can eat them as is, or whip up a yummy smoothie.
- Lime & Lemon
- Green Apple
Hope you find the info interesting, and helps you to have some options!