9 HEALTHY TIPS
Sitting in front of the computer with a deadline looming, hypoglycaemia creeps into the body subliminally and forces you to turn to your candy supplies. Although these quickly cause the sugar level in the blood to rise, they also set off a rollercoaster ride. The stronger and faster the sugar level rises, the faster it usually falls. To avoid this, there are some tips that can be followed in everyday life to make the sugar balance healthier and more balanced.
Industrial sugar, sweets or artificially sweetened foods often contain short-chain carbohydrates. These drive up blood sugar levels and are unhealthy in larger quantities. Too much sugar can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay and should therefore be avoided. Short-chain carbohydrates and thus unhealthy sugar are often found in foods that at first glance one does not associate with sweets, such as white bread or pretzels.
We have compiled 9 healthy tips for less sugar in everyday life.
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1. AVOID FINISHED PRODUCTS
It is no secret that sugar is hidden in all the ready-made products that your supermarket shelf has to offer. But it's not just the sweet, "obvious" snack foods that are loaded with sugar, many salty and savory convenience foods are also laced with the addictive substance. Lets us break it down for you in simple words. When our system gets sugar, it wants more. And so the products sell better. To avoid the trap, avoid finished products if possible.
2. COOKING FRESH FOOD YOURSELFAvoiding finished products works best by processing the products yourself and not letting industrial machines do the job. Those who cook themselves know (usually) exactly what ends up in the food. For all of you who don't like to cook yourself, we have picked 3 tips that should help you out.
3. SAVORY SNACKS INSTEAD OF SWEETS
A savory snack can't completely satisfy a sweet tooth, but if you're one of those people for whom snacking is simply part of a good evening with friends, then it's better to rely on savory snacks next time. Here too, there are healthy alternatives, such as our OMNIbar .
FOR OUR OMNIBARS WE USE SUGAR-REDUCED RICE SYRUP AND THUS HAVE 70% LESS SUGAR WHILE BEING 100% PLANT BASED.
4. REPLACE SUGAR WITH CINNAMON
Anyone who doesn't like cinnamon can skip this tip directly. Everyone else: read carefully. Cinnamon not only goes wonderfully with all sorts of desserts and hearty foods - it also has valuable characteristics in contrast to industrial sugar. Cinnamon protects against "free radicals" that pollute the body, for example through smoking or UV radiation. It also speeds up metabolism, controls insulin levels, reduces the risk of heart disease and suppresses appetite (source: holmesplace.de).
5. FRESH FRUIT INSTEAD OF SWEETS
Everyone knows the old saying: "An Apple a Day.." (you know). But you should only follow that to a limited extent. Of course, because of vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, etc., fruits are more valuable than most sweets. Nevertheless, fruit contains fructose, which takes its part in making you fat and is poorly metabolized. The German Society for Nutrition therefore recommends: Two portions of fruit a day (approx. 250 grams).
6. LEGUMES, LEGUMES, LEGUMES
Legumes are not a substitute for sugar, because legumes are even better. They lower blood sugar levels. If you cannot or do not want to give up sugar, then legumes are your best friend to counteract the negative effects of sugar.
7. DO MORE SPORT
Replace sugar with exercise? Even if this tip sounds quite contradictory, there is one important thing they have in common: Like sugar, exercising also causes the release of happiness hormones and thus reduces addictive behavior such as eating sugar. Getting fitter at the same time certainly doesn't hurt either.
8. MIX SWEET BEVERAGES WITH WATER
Coke, Fanta and Co. not only make you fat and are unhealthy, you also don't get full from them, as is the case with food. This property makes these sugar bombs particularly dangerous. If you don't want to live without, you should mix the drinks with water. The lemonades often have so much sugar that a little water hardly affects the taste.
9. READ THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS CAREFULLY
Yes, it is annoying to deal with nutritional scores and lists of ingredients, but if you really want less sugar in your everyday life, there is no way around this extra effort. Because even the most harmless-looking foods are sometimes full of sugar.