Kick the Sugar and Reclaim Your Health!
Sugar is almost everywhere. It’s not only in our pastries and desserts, but it’s also in our coffee, in our soup, even in salad dressings! Sugar robs the body of nutrition. It can rot your teeth and cause fatty deposits to build up in your liver. It’s the main cause of cellulite, body fat, and metabolic issues. Sugar also creates an acidic environment in the body, which leads to disease. So you can see why it would be important to kick sugar to the curb and swap it out for healthier alternatives.
Now, I’m not about deprivation. Not in the least. I like a sweet treat as much as the next person. But I make sure that what I’m eating isn’t going to negatively impact my health, so I make sure that any treats I’m eating are sweetened with a healthy sweetener, like honey or maple syrup, or natural sugar substitute, like stevia or xylitol. Once you start switching to healthy sweeteners and low-sugar substitutes, you’ll notice that you have fewer and fewer cravings for sugar. You’ll also find that you’re tasting the natural sweetness of fruits and vegetables without needing to put anything on top of them. Getting off of sugar will help you to ditch the afternoon energy crash, stabilize your blood sugar, look younger, and create a more alkaline environment that your body will thrive in.
What will you swap out these week for a healthier, low-sugar or sugar-free alternative?
CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SUNBUTTER BARS (Makes 6-8 bars)
6 tablespoons sunbutter
4 tablespoons raw cacao
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon flax seeds ½ cup protein powder
1 tablespoon honey or stevia (only a few drops needed)
¼ cup shredded coconut
COMBINE THE INGREDIENTS.
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until ingredients are combined and mixed well. FORM INTO PROTEIN BARS. Pour the mixture evenly onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from freezer and slice into bars.