Are you one of those thinking of going sugar free is a great idea for you and your children but are not sure where to start?
Reducing sugar is so important for you and your family – Sugar is a white poison and is added to some many processed foods both sweet and savory so reading the labels is really important or make everything yourself so you know what you are eating with no hidden surprises. Sugar makes the body very acidic and diseases love an acidic environment.
Here are a few ideas that may help you to get started:
1. Processed foods all contain hidden sugars – fist step to going sugar free is ditch processed foods and start making your meals from scratch so you know what is in each meal.
2. Sugar in fruit and veg and complex carbohydrates are good for you. Start your day with oats or maybe a high protein breakfast of eggs. Increase the amount of vegetables you eat or maybe have a vegetable juice for breakfast.
3. Look at what you drink, all fizzy drinks even low sugar are all bad for you and your family, if you are going to drink them – I would recommend not but if you do please opt for the full sugar varieties and keep to an absolute minimum. If you do need bubbles go for sparkling water. Still water is by far the most beneficial to your health so slowly wean you and your family off the rubbish drinks and all switch to water!
4. Spend time making healthy sugar free snacks with your family, time spent baking with family is always fun!
5. Look at how much food you can make which is sugar free and enjoy tasting new foods and changing your habits one day at a time.
6. White carbs such as potatoes, bread, white rice and pasta all turn to sugar so cutting these out and replacing with more complex carbs will help get you sugar levels down.
7. You will be surprised at how much more energy you have by changing to healthier eating habits once you get over the sugar cravings. TO help snack on nuts and seeds and protein snacks.
Sugar free treat to make: Sweet Potato and Seeds Muffins
3 table spoons butter
1 sweet potato
Juice of 2 lemons
150g coconut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tea spoon mixed spice
50g mixed seeds
Grate sweet potato and apple, beat eggs and stir into grated sweet potato and apple add lemon juice and melted butter mixing together.
Sieve coconut flour, spice, baking powder and stir in seeds and wet mixture gradually until sticky add water if not sticky. Divide into 12 muffin cases and bake for 15 minutes at 220 degrees.
Replace sweet potato and seeds with alternatives experiment with different fruit and veg.
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