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No added sugar, a bittersweet taste - Cap III
18 January 2021
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No added sugar, a bittersweet taste - Cap III

Now that we know how to recognize the effects that sugar has on our body, it becomes important to understand where it is, how to manage the intake and above all how to protect ourselves from high consumption, in these few lines you will find important information on the labels and the "hidden sugars" "In them.


+ Is sugar really essential? Can I do without it?

Sugar is one of our most available energy sources, so it is not easy to stop consuming it but it is possible, however, to use variations and small tricks that can help keep blood sugar level under control.


Read the labels:

Let's start by saying that many of the ingredients we encounter at the supermarket contain added sugars, this is because almost all of them contain a percentage of sugar in them, but many companies add more sugar to some preparations to enhance others simply to ensure a customer base. It is therefore very important to read and understand the labels. When you read "no added sugars" it does not always mean that that particular food does not contain sugars, it instead means that in addition to those contained by Nature, no other sugar has been added. Its position in the list of ingredients is also important if, in fact, it is among the first places it means that the quantity of sugar is very high.


Avoid excesses:

It is not easy I know, indeed now that you know that sugar makes us really happy you may not want to get rid of it, but the truth is that it would be enough to take those 25 grams (6 teaspoons) of sugar a day to feel good. This, however, means having to calculate how much sugar is consumed every day in breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner; Try consuming sugar in just one of these meals each day, we assure you that the results will be outstanding.


Use alternatives:

Sugar comes in various shapes and sizes, dissolved, in syrup, in fruit, even in blood! Even so, some Sweeteners are valid alternatives to the consumption of Refined Sugar. Here are some examples of sugar substitutes:


Xylitol or Birch Sugar -40% calories of normal sugar

Honey 310 kcal per 100 g excellent natural remedy

Stevia Can also be used by diabetics, zero calories and zero carbohydrates

Agave Nectar Excellent for Vegans, it contains very low GI Vitamins and Minerals

Erythritol Very low in low-calorie GI

Coconut Sugar Contains Magnesium, Iron and Zinc. Low GI.

Dates Rich in vitamins A and B, potassium and magnesium.

Maple syrup Natural Product, high in vitamins, calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.

Monk fruit central Asian plant, GI equal to zero, excellent for Ketosis

Sucralose is not broken down from our stomach therefore excellent for ketosis and diabetes


Exercise 20 min every day

In order to decrease the amount of sugar in your body you have to burn energy, you can just simply have a walk outdoor, after lunch or wake up early and do some jogging, also clean home is helpful to burn energy, you can find some ideas for easy and energy burning exercises in our Magazine. 


Now that we know how to defend ourselves from the onslaught of sugar, we can become aware of our choices and opt for a healthier lifestyle! CleanFoods helps you by offering top quality ingredients for your health, because there is nothing more important!


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