The case of: Sugar & Artificial Sweeteners VS. Stevia, Raw Honey, Maple Sugar Flakes & Cocoa
This poison is over-processed to attain that ultra-fine, bleached white substance that holds ZERO nutritional value. This substance has no vitamins or minerals and is hard for the body to digest. Table sugar is made up of sucrose and is so processed that our body has to draw upon its own enzymes to break it down. That means the body is taking enzymes and minerals from areas in our body that need it, such as from our bones.
Let’s not forget the incredible spike it created in our body sugar levels. Once this chemical is consumed, your blood sugar will surge, causing your insulin levels to spike. Insulin levels are important to understand as this hormone is a storing hormone that will cause you to store the enormous amounts of calories in the sugar.
What happens to sugar once it is ingested?
After the liver is done storing all the sugar it can, the excess is returned to the blood to form fatty acids. These fatty acids are then stored in the most inactive parts of the body, belly buttocks, breasts and thighs. When these areas are filled up, the fatty acids are then distributed among the active organs (heart, liver, kidneys), increasing the risk of developing diabetes (TheDietSolutionProgram.com).
The creators of sugar should be sued for millions of healthcare dollars and legally banned from production.
Another arsenal, created with chemicals and just as sugar, holds ZERO nutritional value. Our bodies perceive artificial sweeteners as a foreign substance. It doesn't know what the heck to do with it. There has also been research to show that use of sweeteners can cause increased cravings that result in overeating.
Organic Maple Sugar Flakes
With a teaspoon having half the calories of a teaspoon of sugar, organic maple flakes are 100% pure organic maple syrup that has been freeze-dried at an extremely low temperature and made into small flakes. It dissolves fast, is sweet, and adds that great maple flavor as well.
This herb is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar and is almost calorie free and has no effect on blood sugar levels. One teaspoon can be as sweet as one cup of refined sugar. There is non toxic components and is safe to use.
A teaspoon a day keeps the bacteria away. Raw honey is an effective anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Different varieties of honey contains a large amount of friendly bacteria. Honey has been shown to be an effective cough suppressant for children. Honey boosts immunity and has been proven to improve the quality of life of cancer patients.
Experimental evidence indicates that consumption of honey may improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity compared to other sweeteners. Honey is low on the glycemic index, meaning it will not cause blood sugar to spike.
Cocoa contains a large amount of antioxidants (flavonoids). Flavonoids also reduce the blood’s ability to clot and thus reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks. Cocoa beans are rich in a number of essential minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese and also contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and pantothenic acid.
Interestingly enough cocoa beans also contain stimulants creating a slight antidepressant effect. And it that’s not all, this amazing bean also carries a mild diuretic effect as well.
You can have your cake and eat it too!
It should be a no brainer when it comes to sugar and artificial sweeteners. JUST SAY NO! There are plenty of delicious and nutritious substitutes that will help transform your figure and insides too.
Let me know your favorite recipes with the sugar substitutes above!