sugar

Diabetes and obesity is on the increase thanks to the excess sugar in our diets. Sugar can be found in

  • Processed foods
  • Cakes
  • Biscuits
  • Puddings
  • Sweets
  • Chocolate
  • Icecream
  • Desserts
  • Fizzy drinks
  • Alcohol

Effects on the body include

  • Raises insulin levels – can cause diabetes, hyperglycaemia
  • Increases body fat and cholesterol
  • Decreased overall energy
  • Creates bad bacteria in the gut – yeast, candida, thrush, digestive problems
  • Interferes with hormones
  • Weakens eyesight
  • Interferes with the absorption of protein
  • Causes food allergies
  • Skin conditions such as eczema / psoriasis
  • Lowers immune
  • Contributes to osteoporosis

Sugar alternatives

  • Avoid sugar replacements such as aspartame which create more chaos in the body
  • Xylitol is a natural sweetener that does not raise glycaemic index (GI)
  • Agave nectar
  • Rice syrup
  • Good quality honey
  • Natural liquorice
  • Fruits
  • Dried fruits – prunes, dates, raisins
  • Raw chocolate

Our Healthy Food Recommendations
What to Eat!  Our healthy food recommendations

Information on Alternatives to Wheat
Background information on wheat intolerance and alternatives

Information on Dairy Free Alternatives
Some background information on dairy alternatives