Getting sugar out of the diet is essential for good health. The key to satisfying your sweet tooth without experiencing sugar’s chronic health risks is to satisfy it naturally and intelligently. This means relying on moderate amounts of more healthful, nutritious sources of sweets that don’t deplete your body as refined sugars do.
Call to Action:
1. Eliminate refined sweeteners from the basic foods you eat every day.
Note: Most of the refined sweeteners Americans eat are found in processed foods. Once you eliminate the sources of hidden sugars and eat more natural foods, your desire for excessive sugar is less of a problem.
2. Eat and snack on foods consisting of their own natural sweeteners, like whole, fresh fruits and vegetables.
To your wellness,
p.s. Believe it or not, sweet treats can be a part of a healthy diet. See some of my favorite dessert recipes that are only made from natural, unrefined ingredients.
(Source for today’s tip: Get the Sugar Out by Ann L. Gittleman, M.S., C.N.S.)