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Farr Better Sugar Choices
Use these ideas instead of traditional sugar. Why?
In its recent report, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee cited sugar as one of our biggest health concerns and recommended that sugar make up 10 percent or fewer of our daily calorie intake.
The American Heart Association recommends that no more than half of your daily discretionary calories comes from added sugars (about 6 teaspoons or 100 calories for women, and 9 teaspoons or 150 calories for men).
But we’re eating way more of the sweet stuff than that: The CDC reports that the average American eats between 13 and 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day (around 230 calories for women, and 335 for men).
Below are 21 more legit reasons—besides fitting into skinny jeans—to tame that sweet tooth for good. From Greatist
What happens when you cut back on sugar:
1) It can lower your blood pressure
2) It can lower your bad cholesterol
3) It decreases your heart attack risk
4) It keeps your brain sharp
5) You’ll be less likely to have Alzheimer’s and dementia
6) You’ll be less likely to have depression
7) You’ll break your addiction to the sweet stuff
8) It will keep your skin looking young
9) It will keep your skin clear
10) it will lower your risk of diabetes
11) It can help prevent fatty liver disease
12) It can help reduce your risk of certain cancers
13) Your breath will be sweeter
14) You’ll breathe easier
15) You’ll have more energy
16) You’ll have fewer cravings
17) You’ll make fewer trips to the dentist
18) You’ll make fewer trips to the doctor
19) You’ll save money
20) You’ll help planet earth
21) You’ll help impoverished workers
Farr Better Suggested Sugar Substitutes
Organic Coconut Palm Sugar/Organic Coconut Sugar
Both names mean the same thing. Less sweet.
NDTV Food has great information about the 6 coconut sugar benefits that will convince you to switch from refined sugar.
Raw Organic Cane Sugar Unbleached
Organic Whole Cane Sugar Benefits from Little Choices Matter
At the end of the day, cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits. Just make sure to get Ceylon cinnamon or stick to small doses if you‘re using the Cassia variety. From Healthline
Organic Authority has more information about the health benefits of Organic Cinnamon.
Raw Organic Honey
Raw honey has been used as a folk remedy throughout history and has a variety of health benefits and medical uses. It’s even used in some hospitals as a treatment for wounds. Many of these health benefits are specific to raw, or unpasteurized, honey.
Most of the honey you find in grocery stores is pasteurized. The high heat kills unwanted yeast, can improve the color and texture, removes any crystallization, and extends the shelf life. Many of the beneficial nutrients are also destroyed in the process.
If you’re interested in trying raw honey, buy it from a trusted local producer. From healthline
Organic Pure Maple Syrup
Yes, pure maple syrup is not only high in antioxidants, but every spoonful offers nutrients like riboflavin, zinc, magnesium, calcium and potassium. According to Helen Thomas of the New York State Maple Association, maple syrup has a higher concentration of minerals and antioxidants, yet fewer calories than honey. From Food Network
Dr. Axe has more wonderful information about Organic Pure Maple Syrup.
Brands that we trust as well as the vegan community
Remember if you have an allergy to an ingredient, eliminate it from the recipe.
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Click the “Thrive” logo, search for this product and several choices appear. Receive 25% off your first order by clicking on my link. Plus, a chance to earn “Thrive Cash”.
On their website, check out their “Our Values” tab to search for qualities that mean most to you. And the “Deals” tab has many ways to save.
Click the “instacart” logo to see if you have this convenient delivery service in your area. It frees up so many hours spent shopping in the actual store. Instead, they will deliver to your doorstep. Right now in my area, we have 13 stores I would normally go into and shop. “instacart” said they will continue to add more stores in the near future. Plus the added benefit of price comparing to get the best deal in town for that product. I save so much money using this resource. One of my greatest investments. And I am still supporting my local stores.
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Prefer shopping in person, awesome!
The recommended products provided on this website may be available at your local food co-op or health food store. Call them, visit them, enjoy learning more about them. They love helping people and answering questions. If they don’t carry a product you use all the time, just ask them if they can. I did that and I can order products by the case now and get a discount. Good for you supporting your local stores. Here is where I shop; Farr Better Store Options.
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Farr Better Recipes® carefully picks the highest quality and most allergy-friendly products for my family and yours. I have reached out to these companies and talked with them about their values, mission, promises, and standards they follow. Now, all this information is at your fingertips.
Why Organic products?… Always try to use Organic products to avoid high pesticide residue on your food. Certified Organic means NO… GMO’s, synthetic pesticides, roundup herbicides, hexane, sewage sludge, growth-promoting antibiotics or ractopamine drug residues. Keep you and your family safe, buy Organic!
When purchasing a packaged ingredient…
It’s important to look for CERTIFIED LOGOS to guarantee that the products come from responsible sources;
I feel good purchasing products and supporting companies that are; Fair-Trade Certified™
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