Mom’s Check This Out

Fruit Juices

Most of the world is fooled into thinking that downing fruit juices
is a great way to be healthy and lose weight. But the fact is that
this just isn’t true. Grape juice, orange juice, pineapple juices,
apple juice‚ they all almost instantly spike your blood sugar
levels and cause cravings for more sugar. Even worse, processed
juices are stuffed with High Fructose Corn Syrup and Crystalline
Fructose which cause even more powerful cravings than regular
old sugar. Eat fruit instead. The fiber in whole fruit slows down
the release of insulin and holds cravings at bay.

Bread

White bread is stripped of all its natural fiber and nutrition. It acts
just like sugar in your body and gets quickly stored as fat. I see
obese children eating white bread sandwiches and slurping on
fruit juice all the time‚ and it breaks my heart. Children will eat
healthy foods if they are not introduced to processed foods that
addict them and alter their sense of taste.

Most Cereals

Take a look at most cereal boxes and you will see a TON of sugar
in every servings‚ and most people eat two or three servings in a
bowl. Then they wonder why they are hungry an hour or so later.
Check the labels and stick to cereals that have a lot of natural
fiber and lower sugar. Equal amounts of fiber and sugar will help
reduce cravings. What’s more, natural oatmeal is a great choice
with a little cinnamon, stevia and a couple blueberries. It’s loaded
with fiber with some good fats and proteins.