Friday, June 27, 2008

Nix the Refined Sugar for You and Your Child!

For years, I've been preaching the dangers of refined sugar which includes table sugar, high fructose corn syrup and the many other names it hides under.

Now, I have been validated by research! New studies have shown that refined sugar can upset the mineral relationships in your body; causing chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

So what, you may ask. The problem with imbalance is that your body is like a fine tuned engine and any imbalance does harmful things to it.

Try these substitutes to refined sugar:

Stevia - 300 times sweeter than sugar, no calories, and helps keep the yeast in your gut down. But, because it kills yeast, you can't use it when you want something to rise (like cake or bread).

Blue agave - you can use 25% less for the same sweetness as sugar. If you get an organic brand that is not chemically treated, like Volcanic Nectar, it will help your blood sugar levels at the same time it gives you sweetness.

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