Sugar: friend or enemy?

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), to fight against obesity and avoid the type 2 diabetes, the cavities and other disagreements linked to sugar, you need to limit your consumption of sugar to 25g per day. Possible?

Some journalists tried the experience of “one year without sugar” and trends appear like “I quit sugar”…

Maïa Baudelaire, Nutritionist, Diet Coach expert in eating habits and founder of her own method gives you some tips and advices to reduce sugar consumption and avoid hidden sugars…

In fact, hidden sugars are the worst for your health, meaning the ones in the already made dishes, pastries, industrial breads (soft bread…), ketchup, canned products…


Read the labels! If the ingredient list starts with “sugar” or in the nutrition facts you see the carbohydrates higher than 5g for 100g, forget about it! And find the equivalent with less sugar or made that dish at home!


The sugar contained in the fruits and vegetables are not concerned because you also eat water and fibers. So if you wanna sweeten your yoghurt, choose a sliced fresh fruit instead of a spoonful of sugar!


Sugar is addictive, the more you eat sweet, the more you’ll want to eat sweet, just like salt! During two or three days, reduce your intake of sugar and you’ll notice after that your “sweet morning coffee” was too sweet!


Another alternative is to use sweeteners like aspartame or fructose. Beware of these ones because they have a higher power of sweetness and sends the information right to your brain… Sidestep them as much as possible to avoid mixing them with other foods.


Sometimes, you need to bypass the dessert after each meal… It’s a very frenchy thing to do to finish with “a sweet taste” but it’s not the best way… Make some changes to your lifestyle and end your meal with a tea or infusion, or for those who can’t resist the temptation, a dark chocolate square 🙂 !


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