Added sugars are not adding anything to your life, except centimetres – here’s how to get rid of them…
Many foods that occur in nature, like fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy, have sugars in them. These sugars digest slowly in the body because they are part of a complete food which contains fibre and other components with which the gut has to deal.
ADDED sugars, on the other hand, are often included in processed or man-made variants of foods that have far fewer of these important elements, meaning that the sugar digests rapidly, and becomes an item for storage in fat cells.
And because there is seldom a serious shortage of food in our modern lives, we don’t use these stored calories very often, meaning that the added sugars literally end up ‘adding up’… on our hips and tummies.
Here’s how to get rid of many of the added sugars in your daily life.
1. Eat mostly whole, natural foods
If your diet is largely made up of processed foods – read ‘anything that comes in a packet or box’ – then you are eating lots of added sugars. The human diet (for most people) should be around 80% fruits and vegetables by visual quantity.
This would mean that you’d be getting lots of fibre, lots of energy, and lots of good sugars. To this, you would add some grains, some dairy, some eggs and some meat, and you’ll have a great diet plan with almost no added sugars.
Click page 2 below to find out how you can still eat dessert and avoid added sugars…