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Sugary Sweet - Treat Yourself Without the Guilt

Sugary Sweet - Treat Yourself Without the Guilt
By Lia Threat @wellnesswithlia

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May brings with it all the indulgences: festival grub, snowballs, ice cream, and sweet treats. How does one keep their sugar consumption in check with all the temptation?

To reduce daily sugar consumption, run down this mental list of questions:


1. HAVE I ALREADY INDULGED IN SOMETHING SWEET TODAY?

2. HAVE I EATEN OR AM I THIRSTY?

3. AM I TIRED AND SEEKING AN ENERGY BOOST?

4. CAN THIS TREAT BE MODIFIED TO DECREASE THE SUGAR CONTENT?

5. IS MY CRAVING RELATED TO HOW I AM FEELING?

6. IS THERE A HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE?

Sugar comes in many forms- it is usually added to food under the guise of other names such as brown rice syrup, corn syrup, fruit juice concentrate, dextrose, and sucrose. Th ere are more than 50 names for various forms of sugar!

Becoming familiar with the most common names will help you scan food labels before buying.

Beware! If a product lists a form of sugar as the first or second ingredient, it is likely very high in sugar per serving. Food labels list ingredients from largest to smallest so look before buying. To avoid excess sugar, keep homemade treats on hand that are naturally sweetened.

Try this frozen yogurt popsicle recipe:


• 6-8 oz container of plain, unsweetened yogurt
• 2 ripe mangos cubed or 1 1/2 cup berries
• Splash of coconut milk to thin
• (Optional) fresh mint, Stevia, or honey
• Blend, pour in popsicle molds and freeze
• Enjoy!

Lia Threat

Writer/Escritora

Wellness

Louisiana

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