Did you know that sugar has the same effect on the brain like cocaine? When you munch a biscuit, its fat and sugar work on your stressed brain and instinctive your brain calms down. This signal releases hormones like serotonin (body’s natural “happy” chemical) into the brain.
The problem is, your “high” never lasts long and is often followed by an intense mood drop that’s worse than before your sugar intake. In the end, it leaves you hungrier you will crave for more.
Read her the 10 biggest sugar traps and you can avoid them:
- 1 Smoothie bowl à 14 pcs – 30 pcs sugar cubes (depends on the topping)
- 0,5 l commercial produced orange juice à 15 pcs sugar cubes
- 2 Tbs Ketchup à 2 pcs sugar cubes
- 0,5 l Coca-Cola à 18 pcs sugar cubes
- 0,35 l Orange Gatorade à 7 pcs sugar cubes
- 2 Tbs agave nectar à 7 pcs sugar cubes
- 1 commercial produced oat bar à 4 pcs sugar cubes
- 125 g vanilla pudding à 4 pcs sugar cubes
- 100g commercial pasta sauce à 3 pcs to 6 pcs sugar cubes
- 1cup commercial produced granola à 2 pcs – 4 pcs sugar cubes
- 1 slice low-quality bread à 1 pcs sugar cubes
How to avoid these traps?
- Avoid commercial condiments, sauces, fruit juices and cereals. They can contain a lot of sugar.
- There are also good products on the market, but please read the nutrition facts, sugars comes often in sneaky forms:
crystalline fructose, barly malt syrup, brown rice syrup, maltodextrin, succanant and many more…
- Avoid light products, they are fat reduced but higher in sugar, or other artificial sweeteners
- Go for fresh cooked food without adding any food additives.
Try at Avocado Cafe our daily fresh home-baked cakes, balls, bars and cereals. They are made with less sugar, fat, natural ingredients and much love.