|My Humble Honey Ice-cream, homemade without an ice-cream maker.....recipe coming soon.|
There's a lot of hype about quitting sugar at the moment. I thought about it. I bought Sarah Wilson's E-book and read Sweet Poison by David Gillespie. However after a long chat with Emma (read about my meeting with her here) and reading this, I didn't. Phew!
I just want to preface this by saying although I haven't quit sugar, I don't eat processed sugary junk or anything processed for that matter, nor do I drink soft drinks sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. Not even occasionally, to me they just ain't food.
By depriving your body of sugars, the very fuel it needs to function, you trigger stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline to be released....the same hormones that would be released if you came across a grizzly bear in the wild! So just imagine the impact of such high levels of these stress hormones being secreted every day! Add to this the other stress factors in our busy lives and lack of sleep......and your metabolic system isn't looking good.
So what sugars do I enjoy? "simpler carbohydrate comprising glucose and fructose; a.k.a. sucrose...... In nature, this is the carbohydrate found in ripened fruits, beetroots and certain other well-cooked root vegetables, pure honey, and dare I say it, cane sugar." Emma Sgourakis
Although, I have quit polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) "PUFAs in our diet inhibit cellular respiration, pushing our cells toward lipid oxidation and inhibiting glucose oxidation, disrupting how our bodies use sugar, damaging the beta cells of the pancreas, leading to insulin insensitivity and high blood-sugar. The problem isn’t sugar; the problem is that people are eating the wrong types of sugar in foods with unsaturated fats." Emma Sgourakis
Sources of PUFAs: Vegetable oils (canola, sunflower, safflower, flax, almond etc), nuts, seeds, grains, poultry, fish oil, eggs from factory-farmed chickens …
You may be interested or you may not. I hope you will take a look at the article, take the time to read it and make an informed decision.
So if you did quit sugar or you were thinking of it, I hope you will think again. We all need a little sweetness in our lives.