Many diet guru’s fume on about how ghastly refined sugar is for you. So much so that many individuals consider this substance to be toxic. The American Department of Agriculture doesn’t agree, and numerous other health food experts furthermore don’t agree. To be on the safe side and make sure you and your family knows what is going into their treats, do your own healthy cooking and baking and don’t buy commercial cookies or cakes.
Even sugar friendly experts maintain that the empty calories provided by sugars can be substituted with more nourishing ways to increase and preserve energy levels. In the event that you bake at home, you can keep everyone at home happy with some wonderful goodies and slip in added nutrients too, when no-one is looking.
When my children were small, they loathed eating veggies, however one way I could get these essential foods down the hatch was by grating them and adding them to ground beef. So meat loaf, bolognaise sauce, and any other recipe for ground beef was packed with grated carrot or grated vegetables of any of the pumpkin type.
Cakes and muffins are appetizing with added grated carrot or pumpkin and pumpkin bread is simple to make, plus very nutritious. Pumpkin is a sweet vegetable and when you make bread with it add mixed seeds; sunflower and pumpkin seeds make the bread even tastier, and these seed are extremely rich in the essential fatty acids of the Omega group.
Good or bad, refined sugar has been given a bad image by health pundits. But just think of this, the only real documented research regarding how bad sugar can be for you, is related to tooth decay.
You could still use sugar and cook in a healthy way, anything in moderate amounts is not terrible for us. It is really not needed to get up on a soap box and make sugar the reason for being the root of all evil.
We only have to take the example of red wine. Pundits declare that all alcohol is bad for you, but times have changed and researchers have found out why people on continental Europe live longer, suffer less from diabetes, heart diseases and other illnesses, and this is because they drink red wine. Red win contains Resevratrol and this substance together with the alcohol is incredibly good, however in moderation naturally.
It is easy to stay healthy with healthy cooking and taking all things in moderation, be they sugar or alcohol. Simply do what your Grandmother did to stay healthy, and if she wouldn’t recognize a particular food, don’t eat it.