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The Bittersweet Truth: Sneaky Healthy Foods High in Sugar

We all know that one of the golden rules in the fast metabolism diet is to avoid sugar, as well as all of its varieties. We are doing it but then we find out that we are tricked by labels and brands! Most of the foods we’re eating that we thought to be sugar-free turns out to have high sugar content, and they are often disguised with different names!

The Bittersweet Truth- Sneaky Healthy Foods High in SugarBe vigilant and don’t be fooled! Here are the sneaky healthy foods high in sugar that hinders our weight loss success.It’s time to refresh your mind to pinpoint the culprit of your frustrations:

fruit juice

  1. Fruit Juice

The number 1 reason why juicing or fruit juice is not allowed is because the fiber in these fruits are removed, making your fruit juice to have a very high concentration in sugar. The sugar from fruit juice are released into your bloodstream quickly, which causes your blood sugar to have a sudden spike. This sudden spike will prompt your body to deposit the sugars as fats instead of losing it!

As an alternative, you can enjoy indulging fruits and your sweet tooth by eating them as raw, or you can blend them as smoothies.

bread

  1. Bread

Some of us are so fond of breads. But we all know that eating bread can ruin our metabolism and sabotage our weight loss goals, rather than improving it. Almost all of the modern wheat have corn as one of its main ingredients. The wheat are also hybridized and modified to become an indestructible crop, making wheat indestructible when it is digest inside your body. Aside from that, almost all of the bread are made with refined flour, in which it acts just like sugar as it enters your body.

The only kind form of wheat you can eat, though, if you wanted to eat bread is wheat in a sprouted form. You can also have other alternative and healthy grains like quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, millet, wild rice, etc.

dairy milk

  1. Dairy Milk

Dairy milk, among its other forms- cheese, yogurts, have an insanely wrong sugar-fat-protein ratio from what we are trying to accomplish. Aside from that, the milk sugar(lactose) found in dairy milks is being absorbed by your bloodstream immediately, instantly slowing your metabolism in the process.

If you want to drink milk, try the non-dairy ones, such as almond, hemp, coconut or rice milk. Just make sure that you bought the “unsweetened ” ones. We need to make sure you’re not drinking milk filled with artificial sweeteners.

smoothies

  1. Store Bought Smoothies

Smoothies are a healthy drink packed with delicious fruits, healthy fats, veggies and other goodness the drinks has to offer. But beware of buying these supposed to be “healthy” smoothies. Most of the smoothies sold in markets contains sugar or artificial sweeteners. These sugar and artificial sweeteners contributes into your weight gain instead of losing it!

To make sure you’re drinking a clean and healthy smoothie, we recommend you make your own homemade smoothies.

honey, maple syrup

  1. Natural Sweeteners

Natural sweeteners like raw honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, molasses, etc brought health benefits and goodness. What we’re not aware of is that these sweeteners also act just like table sugar.

Sweetener to take:

You can take Stevia and Xylitol as your natural sweeteners for your fast metabolism diet foods and drinks. Stevia and Xylitol lets you enjoy  your sweet tooth cravings without spiking up your blood sugar.

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