30 days sugar-free
You're probably here because you're having problems with sugar, maybe serious, maybe less so, that you want solved once and for all. You've come to the right place! For the next 30 days we will be making you more aware of what sugar is, what types there are, where it is found, and how it affects your health.
Each day, we'll inspire you with a short and relevant text, and a recipe for a snack without added sugar. The articles will deal with a variety of topics, divided into five categories:
- practical tips,
- sugar substitutes,
- sugar and physical exertion,
- the effects of sugar on health.
The snack recipes will be of various types. Some savory, and some naturally sweet because we don't want you to go without sweetness entirely! Our aim is above all to encourage you to replace worthless refined sugar with fruit, nuts, dark chocolate and other healthy snacks.
We don't consider that there is any way to eliminate sugar from the diet completely, since natural sugars are contained in so many vital foodstuffs such as dairy products, fruit and some vegetables. We'll focus on our greatest enemy - added sugar - and take care to ensure that the total amount of sugar consumed does not exceed WHO limits.
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?
Maybe in the beginning fruit smoothies or bananas in dark chocolate will seem less tasty than shop-bought ice cream or toffee bars, but don't worry! The body is a marvelous machine that can adapt to almost any conditions. After about two weeks of avoiding very sweet things, you'll start to experience flavors differently than before.
Don't believe it? Try a test. Peel a mandarin, divide it in half. Eat the first half and focus on how it tastes. Then put half a teaspoon of sugar in your mouth, and let your taste buds feel the sweetness. Now eat the second half of the mandarin. And? Sugar does change the way you perceive flavors, doesn't it? Believe it or not, after a month of our challenge you'll find even cucumber soup and tomato sauce will taste better than before. See for yourself!
We don't want you to go cold turkey, leaving you shaking and dizzy, but motivate you to limit your sugar intake to an amount that doesn't threaten your health and general wellbeing. Will you try?