Most people know that cereal is a good source of vitamins, such as Vitamin A and Vitamin D, and because it also contains carbohydrates, it makes for a filling and healthy meal.ronic
In addition to containing a good deal of fiber, cereal, like other grain products, is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It is thought to be one of the few intact foods, which provide a source of Vitamin B, Vitamin E and Vitamin C. Additionally, eating a cereal without sugar or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), you get the nutrients from aspartame (an artificial sweetener) instead. You don’t have to be fooled by the big companies pushing its products. You can find sugar free high fiber cereals in your supermarket!
How To Switch To Sugar Free
Unlike most conventional products, however, cereal without added sugar or HFCS is a good thing. It tastes nice, anyways, and it has more fiber than other cereals without it. The added sugar makes the cereal take a bit longer to eat, but the cereal is more filling and the sugar is easier to process, thereby providing more satiety.
I hope I motivate you to make the switch. I’d recommend that you try it for a few weeks to see if you get the sugar cravings to diminish.
Remember that this is a temporary switch. You’ll probably get the sugar cravings when you’re eating a lot of sugary foods. There is a way around this though.
You have to completely avoid processed, refined, white flour foods such as donuts, pastries, chips and anything else that contains only a little bit of grain. That includes stores like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Sprouts.Of course, you can snack on the basics and experiment with whole grain cereals and breads.
Sorry, I know that there’s a lot of “do as I say, not as I do” in the world of fast/snack foods. Tossing out a bowl of sugar frosted churrasco wings after every molecule of protein is dissolves your willpower, essence it.
One more thing: the less you use/eat, the better. This goes for all products and not just cereals.
#2 – Protein Powder
Protein powder is another thing that will shock people (including me!) If you think that powdered skim milk (otherwise known as ‘simplest protein’ or ‘skinny’) is a great source of protein, think again. You would be correct, but ‘protein powder’ is NOT a good source of protein!
What the heck is protein powder? Well, it’s a supplement – kind of. It comes as a pellet and is usually mixes with water or juice and then dried into a powder. Most (not all) protein powders also contain sugar and/or fat. You can determine the Sugar Content by tasting at the label. You want one that has NO sugar vs. one that has some.
The fat in the protein powder typically contains something called Trans fatty acids (TFAs).TFAs can raise your (bad) LDL cholesterol levels and lower your (good) HDL cholesterol levels. Also, if TFA intake is high, that can also increase your risk of heart disease.
Here are some label facts forresteenutritionaluhurts.com:
Serving Size…………4ounce ( deceiving, I know)
Servings Per Container…………2
Amount Per Serving…………100
Fat Per ounce…………1g
Sugar Per ounce…………0g
Saturated Fat Per ounce…………0g
Sodium Per ounce…………..12mg
Alled for…………0.2g pHBalential Acids: This is the least diluted part of the product. This will indicate the acidity or alkalinity of the product. It is also known as Sodium bicarbonate.
Drink 20ml of this Every 30 Days:This medicinal tea is really intended to be consumed after meals when you’re not hungry. Its bitter taste keeps most people from drinking it every day. But if you must, drink a cupful straight after your meals.
Peppermint Candy:This one might be considered too yummy for children, but adults will surely love it. Take a piece of chewing gum and mix it with a teaspoon of peppermint. Or, use the peppermint candy to make yourself a little creamy shake.