Tinned tomatoes, soya sauce, coconut milk…there are many brands that contain sugar. It’s important to get to know your labels.
Too much sugar does far more damage than just rot our teeth or make us fat; it affects our mood, motivation, and memory.
In its natural form - fruit for example - sugar is fairly harmless. It’s the refined, added sugar lurking in your salad dressing or in your “low fat” cereal that you need to worry about.
Cutting out sugar can have many benefits to your health and wellbeing.
So there you have it, a few more reasons to cut down on the hidden enemy in our food. Try and eat as many whole foods as you can, and keep them in as natural a state as possible to have the best chance of dodging the secret sugars.
I think we have finally found something nutritionists won't change their mind about. Sugar will never be considered a safe food to eat now, so it's great that we can confidently cut it out. Or in my case, cut it down - cos let's be honest, a little of what you like does you good.
I find it really hard to cut out sugar altogether, so try to limit my treats to plain dark chocolate during the week. The trouble is I love baking too, and it just aint the same without sugar!
I did manage to stop having sugar in my tea quite some time ago - I now really don't like sweet tea. But the biscuit tin is still definitely a treat, and too many treats stick on the middle. It has to be kept under control.
I definitely agree that too much sugar makes your skin look bad. I don't get spots but my skin is much more youthful and plump when I cut out sugar and carbs (which I have phases of doing...)
I've had nutritionists tell me that sugar in any form is bad - even a whole apple is too much sugar. But trying to cut out all sugar is nearly impossible, you have to be so strict with your diet and it's just boring. I've given up on it but do avoid processed sugars.
it is quite frightening where the sugar lurks - I try to reduce the processed foods but when even the tin of baked beans or tomatoes has added sugar, it is all a bit demoralising.