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On the paleo diet? You should have these in your pantry

The paleo diet eliminates processed foods and embraces nutritious, whole foods. It usually includes throwing away soy sauce, canola oil, white sugar, and table salt. However, you do not have to compromise flavor for wellness. You can still create truly paleo meals that actually taste good! Here are some basic ingredients you should keep in your pantry when you’re on the paleo diet. Ghee. If you love butter, ghee is the perfect alternative for you. Ghee is clarified butter, meaning its milk solid components have been almost completely removed, leaving only the butterfat behind. The very pure kind usually contains 99% pure butter oil with traces of casein and lactose. Sea salt. Sea salt is healthier than iodized table salt...

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Sugar Found in Processed Food “Could Trigger” Dementia

A new study is giving us another reason to kick processed foods to the curb. According to a recently conducted research, a sugar common in processed food could alter hundreds of brain genes, which could lead to a wide range of diseases including dementia. This specific sugar is fructose. The study has found that fructose, a sugar common in the Western diet, could actually damage genes in the brain. People usually consume fructose from foods sweetened by high-fructose corn syrup and from sweetened drinks, syrups, honey, and desserts. Fructose can also be found in baby food and in fruits. However, the fiber in fruits actually slows down the body’s absorption of the sugar; plus, fruits contain other healthy components that...

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Which breakfast cereal contains the least amount of sugar?

It has been found that Americans consume twice the recommended amount of sugar daily, and one of those sources of sugar could be our favorite breakfast cereal. Yes! Because no matter how breakfast cereals are marketed (Whole grain! High in fiber!), no one can deny that most of these are highly processed foods, often containing a lot of added sugar. TechInsider went on a quest to find out which of the more popular breakfast cereals contained the least sugar based on the common serving of ¾ cup.  Among those on the list, the following had the least amount of sugar: Waffle Crisp: 7.5 g Apple Jacks: 7.5 g Trix: 7.5 g Fruit Loops: 7.5 g Special K Red Berries: 6.75...

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Starbucks Is Serving You More Sugar than You’d Expect

For most of us, a trip to Starbucks has become a part of our daily routine. Nothing helps us face that looong day at work like a good cup of our favorite coffee. But is our favorite drink actually putting us at more risk for diabetes? A British nutrition advocacy group, Action on Sugar, recently released a report ranking some of Starbucks’ popular drinks in terms of the amount of sugar they contain. And what they discovered is alarming. According to their research, many of Starbucks’ drinks contain more sugar than a can of Coke (33 grams). The amount of sugar in these drinks also go beyond the American Heart Association’s recommended daily sugar intake—9 teaspoons (45 grams) for men...

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Your Favorite Pasta Sauce Has More Sugar Than You Think

Mars Food, the company behind Dolmio and Uncle Ben’s, has recently announced that they will be placing a “once a week” warning on their products. They will also be dividing their products into two categories: one for “everyday” consumption and another for an “occasional” treat. This is following the company’s announcement that their products should only be consumed once a week due to high sugar and fat content. Elle UK has done some digging to see how much sugar your favorite pasta sauce might contain. Here’s what they found: Dolmio Creamy White Lasange Sauce Fat: 7.1g Sugar: 3.2g Salt: 0.72g One portion contains more salt than… a packet of Walkers Salt & Vinegar crisps Dolmio Tomato Red Lasagne Sauce Fat:...

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