Do You Need To Reduce Your Intake Of Sugar?
Additionally, if you are trying to manage what feels like food addiction, one thing to think about is that added sugars can fuel the food addiction cycle. So let’s take a closer look at our reaction to lots of added sugars.
Steel Cut Oats vs. Fruity Pebbles
Do you feel the same after eating steel cut oats and Fruity Pebbles? My guess is no. I’m also guessing it’s been a while since you’ve had Fruity Pebbles, but who knows.
Am I Addicted To Food?
Sure, the fact that the oats are whole grain, contain fiber, are lower on the glycemic index, and also have some protein will make a difference, but today I just want to look at why the lack of added sugar in the oats makes such a big difference in appetite management.
It’s The Fructose, Yo!
Added sugars, whether from brown sugar, white sugar, high fructose corn syrup, honey, maple syrup and yes, even agave, are all forms of sucrose. Sucrose is a disaccharide, composed of glucose and fructose.
Are You Obsessed With Food?
Is It Practical To Avoid All Added Sugar?
Not when I want cake. However looking at ways we can reduce all sources of added sugar is probably a great goal for most people. I’m a huge fan of recipe modification, so when I do want to make that cake, I’m automatically decreasing sugar content in every recipe I make.
What ways to you cut back on added sweeteners?
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