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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sugar is still the Culprit!

Though often said, its worthy repeating... Sugar is still the Culprit.

Many food blogs promote recipes that have added sugar in the recipe. They add sugar to sauces and then they toss in sugar filled vegetables. Be smart and don't add unnecessary sugar to your meals.

The Brainy Gourmet has always advocated for using the natural flavor in food to create that desired taste of balanced sweet and savory. So, if you like your food sweeter than savory, use the natural sweetness in vegetables; without adding sugar (even brown sugar is sugar) to a stir fry sauce- a low sodium soy is enough with a 1 tsp of honey.

Did you know that potatoes are a starchy type of vegetable, meaning they are full of starch carbohydrates. After a long digestive process, starches eventually convert into glucose. Potatoes also have a small amount of naturally occurring sugar, which converts to glucose in a different manner. A medium-sized, 4-ounce potato has about 2 grams of natural sugar, a type of simple carbohydrate. Your system uses glucose to fuel every cell, so having a lot of carbohydrates in your diet is important.

So, there is nothing wrong with good ole meat and potatoes for dinner!

There's no added sugar there.

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