Ah, natural sugar. It gets a bit of a bad rep because of its distant cousin, refined sugar, which can cause a plethora of health issues when too much is included your diet. Natural sugars are actually good for you! In fact, our bodies would not be able to function without natural sugars.
It may seem like a reflexive NO to sugar is in order for a healthy diet. That’s not true though! Natural sugars are not your enemy, and keeping them in your diet will keep your body in a stable condition – no swooping energy levels, no swinging moods, and no mid-afternoon crash after a lunch with added sugars.
Even if – actually, especially if you are making a lifestyle change and are aiming to eat healthier, it is critical to keep natural sugars in your diet! Eliminating processed and added sugars, like sweetened drinks, cakes, sweet pastries, and candy, is the best way to cut down on added sugars. Remember, it is okay to treat yourself every now and then – we all have a guilty pleasure food, just enjoy sweets in moderation.
Fruit is chock full of natural sugars!
Keep them in your diet. You know what else has natural sugar? Dairy. Yep, that’s the truth. Fruits contain fructose sugars, whereas dairy contains lactose sugars. We need both in a healthy lifestyle; natural sugars stabilise your blood sugar levels and create a sustained energy throughout the day.
Decreasing the amount of refined sugars you eat, like sweets, sweetened drinks, cereals, and including more fruits in your diet, and more dairy if you are not lactose intolerant, is a great way make strides towards a healthier lifestyle. You’ll have more energy during the day, and won’t crash quite so hard come home-time.
And what better way to start your day than with a fresh squeezed Zummo? Packed full of vitamins, minerals, and natural sugars, a tall glass of Zummo will keep you smiling all day long.