Confused about sugar?

We are so bombarded with sugar it is added to so many food products, processed foods, juices, smoothies and what are often labelled as “sugar free snacks”.

Fructose raises the blood sugar, creates no satiety in the brain, triggers fat storing yet food items may often be labelled sugar free even if they contain fructose.  In other words eating high fructose containing snacks, dried fruit or too much fruit has a negative impact on your blood sugar and may also be the underlying reason to stubborn weight loss or weight gain.

Sugar may be labelled as:

  • fructose
  • maltose
  • glucose
  • sucrose

And the worst of the worst, high fructose corn syrup.

If you see any of the above –ose words in the first 3 or 4 ingredients on a food label, the product is HIGH in sugar and you should be avoiding it!

Choose instead low impact blood NATURAL sugar alternatives:

  • Dark Stevia liquid
  • Xylitol
  • Erythritol
  • Raw honey

For more info on weight loss and curbing sugar addictions contact Susie.