SUGAR IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL…right?
Or is this school of thought somewhat outdated? Sugar… Let’s talk about it! Since it is a very sensitive subject.
First, let’s discuss what sugar is. Sugar is a collection of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen units that are white in appearance, and is considered glucose — a monosaccharide. The smallest units of sugar molecules are glucose, fructose, and maltose.
These “types” of sugars can be found in bread, candies/sweets, fruits, vegetables, and milk products. So, sugar exists in almost every food we eat! BUT… why does everyone say it’s bad and are there better forms of it for you?
• Tip 1: Make sure you’re consuming enough calories in a day. Sugar cravings can be the result of under-fueling/under-feeding. Remember the body’s preferred fuel source is sugar! If you’re starving yourself, it’s natural to have a sweet tooth.
• Tip 2: Consume more protein! Protein is an extremely satiating nutrient and higher intakes have been known to curb sugar cravings.
• Tip 3: Replace table sugar with natural sources. Honey and stevia are natural sweeteners that are a better alternative to traditional table sugar.