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
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Our Healthy Food Recommendations
What to Eat!  Our healthy food recommendations[/imageframe]

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Information on Alternatives to Wheat
Background information on wheat intolerance and alternatives[/imageframe]

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Information on Dairy Free Alternatives
Some background information on dairy alternatives[/imageframe]