HIDDEN SUGARS! DON'T BE FOOLED! THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!

SUGARS ARE HIDDEN EVERYWHERE! 
DON'T BE FOOLED!


They are found in toothpaste, yoghurts, energy drinks, canned soups, condiments food jars, baked beans, sauces, marinades, biscuits, cakes etc, and so many other things, that you think that maybe healthy.

One thing that some of the above things do have in common is the processed food component.

Stay away from these so called LOW Fat! products you see on our supermarket shelves, they trick you! Low fat is saying low fats that is either healthy fats or saturated fats! added fats is actually not entirely bad for us,  this is altogether another article on its own.

One way in helping with weight gain and the every increasing rate of obesity, is all the added sugars we are consuming and we don't even know it!

Sugar or glucose is used to store excess energy in for our bodies, and is designed just for that! Going back to our ancestors days or caveman days, sugars were essential especially in winter for our ancestors when food was not plentiful, and they had collect or there berries and fruits in the warmer months, and were used just for winter for hibernation for their energy supplies.

Did you know that our ancestors consumed 20 teaspoons a year, compared to a whopping 17 teaspoons a day in modern times!

Today in our modern world we are using it everyday and in large amounts, and in fact is our biggest killer for chronic diseases, diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, our metabolism and metabolic health.

Did you know that sugar is addictive? ten more times than cocaine in fact? 

Our body and liver is now using these excess hidden sugars which are now turning to fat!! which hide in our cells.

Sugar/refined sugars (I am not talking about fruits, or carrots here either). 

 

READING YOUR LABELS! TO AVOID A CHEMICAL S--T STORM!

Here are some hidden sugars or fancy names for you, which will help you next time you head down the Supermarket aisle, and read your labels.

DON"T BE FOOLED!

Barley Malt                                 Ethyl Maltol                           Sorghum Syrup

Beet Sugar                                 Fructose                                Sucanat

Brown sugar                               Fruit Juice                             Sucrose

Buttered Syrup                           Glucose                                Turbinado Sugar

Cane Juice Crystals.                  Glucose Solids                      Xylitol

Cane Sugar                                Glucose sugars.                    Grape Sugar

Caramel                                      Maltodextrin                         High Fructose

Carob Syrup                               Maltose                                Corn Syrup

Concentrated Fruit Juice.           Mannitol                               Honey

Corn Syrup solids                       Molasses                              Invert Sugar.  

Date Sugar                                  Raw Sugar                            Lactose

Dehydrated Cane Juice              Refiner’s Syrup                     Malt Syrup

Dextran                                       Sorbitol

Diastase

 

HERE ARE SOME UNDERLYING REASONS YOU MAY CRAVE SUGAR!!

This is just some of the reasons, I look for as a Nutritionist to make sure I cover all the underlying drivers of a sugar addiction – and to prescribe the right treatment to help you.

  • Dopamine imbalance
  • Insulin resistance & Diabetes
  • Hormonal imbalances – sex hormones & thyroid
  • Anxiety & Mental Health
  • Gut infections (SIBO, Parasites, Leaky gut, IBS)
  • Adrenal fatigue, PCOS.

 

HERE ARE SOME NATURAL SUPPORT THAT MAY HELP

Mineral Supplements like:

Magnesium, Chromium, Zinc restore depleted nutrients as well as  balancing healthy blood sugar levels.

Wholefood Nutrition: can help boost nutrient levels, correct your deficiencies and reduce cravings for sugary foods (and research shows it actually, increases your desire for more  vegetables!!)

Along with some herbs like:

  Cinnamon, and Cacao.

Are great to improve sugar metabolism, lower insulin

and reduce cravings.

 

This is just some of the reasons, I look for as a Nutritionist to make sure I cover all the underlying drivers of a sugar addiction – and to prescribe the right treatment to help you.