Friend or foe? In large quantities, sugar can quickly become dangerous for our health (and for our weight). The ideal would be to consume only 25 grams per day. A mission that has become almost impossible as it hides everywhere in our diet. Catherine Lacrosnière, the nutritionist doctor, gives valuable advice to limit our consumption without frustration.
Opt for black bread or wholemeal bread
When talking about sugar, it is essential to take into account the glycemic index, i.e. the sweetening power of the food. For example, bread, which is classified as a slow sugar, has a very high glycemic index when it is white. The traditional baguette causes a very sharp increase in blood sugar. It is, therefore, more reasonable to choose black bread, rye bread, or wholemeal bread, whose glycemic index is much lower.
Replace white sugar with rapadura
Rapadura is an unrefined sugar that retains the nutrients provided by sugar cane, unlike industrial sugar. There are potassium, magnesium, calcium. Rapadura is obtained from air-dried and sifted cane juice. It is a sugar originating in Brazil. It has a very dark amber color, a slightly moist texture, and a caramelized licorice taste.
Limit alcohol consumption
In addition to being dangerous for health, alcohol is a real calorie bomb! And for good reason, it is filled with sugar. At the aperitif, avoid cocktails: the sugar contained in soda or fruit juice is indeed added to that contained in alcohol. Prefer water or if you really want it, champagne, much less sweet than other alcohols.
Frozen pizzas and other industrial dishes (even if they are salty) are filled with sugars that even go so far as to hide in soups! As a result, at the end of the day, our sugar consumption breaks records. To avoid disaster, there is nothing like homemade cooking because we know what we put on our plates.
Put cinnamon in your yogurts
If you used to put honey in your plain yogurts thinking it was better for your health: think again! Honey is almost as caloric as white sugar even though its glycemic index is slightly lower. It is therefore replaced by cinnamon. This very comforting spice is also recognized by studies for being anti-diabetic. It balances blood sugar and reduces the impact of certain foods on blood sugar.
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