Do you read the ingredients?

” The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison. ”
-Ann Wigmore

Simple food buying tips: three main rules regarding sugar, carbs and oils.

What is sugar? We all know too much sugar is bad for you and that certain kinds are ok.

How do we avoid the unhealthy sugar? the answer is two parts: avoid sugar as an additive and anything that turns into sugar- this is also called refined and ‘high glycemic index’ carbohydrates.

Processed sugar comes in many forms; here is a very short list: Sugar, cane juice, high fructose corn syrup, Erythritol, Isomalt, Maltitol, Sorbitol, Aspartame, Sucralose, Saccharin, Neotame/ NutraSweet.

Processed carbohydrates turn into sugar very quickly which makes them have a high glycemic index. I am talking about the kind of carbs which have very little fiber; most examples are processed carbs: all kinds of flour, fruit juice, instant oatmeal, cereal, and starch.

Do you know the difference between good fat and bad fat? Lets make this simple- avoid processed oils and trans-fat like the plague.  Fat comes in many forms; your body and brain need  the good fat. Knowing the difference (and acting on the knowledge) will make your life more enjoyable.

Avoid industrial processed and refined oils, like soybean, partially hydrogenated oil, cottonseed, corn, safflower, canola and sunflower.

Feel good about: butter or ghee, coconut oil, cold pressed olive oil, grapeseed oil, Peanut Oil (High Oleic), Sesame Oil
So, let’s make this easy: if the ingredient list has sugar, flour or the wrong oil- don’t eat it .

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