Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sugar is Still the Culprit!

The brainy gourmet has said it before, "Sugar is the Culprit" and still is. What does that mean? It means that in the average American diet sugar especially hidden sugar abounds causing a majority of health issues in all ages. There are a number of products in the shelves that contain 'way too much sugar'.

Not only in packaged foods: boxed, canned or frozen but in fresh foods that we think are really good for us like carrots, bananas, fruit flavored yogurt, fresh squeezed juices, green salads with sweet spicy dressings, fresh made salsa sauces, including other jarred sauces that we like to use on so many of our favorite food stuffs.

You may think that you are doing the right thing, whipping up a creative salad with lots of greens, shredded squash or cabbage, carrots or beets, and celery etc but would be surprised to see the amount of sugar in all items let alone the amount of sugar in that spicy sweet dressing of creamy almond butter and molasses with a dash of red pepper flakes and cilantro.

Your diet should always be well balanced and it should definitely be one that cuts way down on the sugar. Lean meat with a rice side or even small potato complimented by a sprig of arugula is going to be more appropriate health wise than a bowl of salad with loads of sugar.

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