sugar-free & gluten-free feasting through the summer
Completely sugar-free life?
First of all, a completely sugar-free life simply does not exist. Sugar is in there, apart from water, really everywhere. And that's a good thing, because we need a certain amount of sugar to make our body work. Only as always in life, the amount is important and we take from here in Germany and Europe, unfortunately too much to us. And the type of sugar is crucial, but sugar is not equal to sugar! Sugar provides us with energy, drives our bodies and ensures that the physical processes run smoothly.
The sugar our body needs is called glucose. Glucose or grape sugar is one of the so-called simple sugars.
When we talk about sugar, we mean the normal white household sugar, which consists of 50% glucose and 50% fructose. The same mixing ratio of glucose and fructose is found not only in table sugar but also in brown sugar, raw cane sugar, powdered sugar, cane sugar, beet sugar, etc.
The sugars differ only minimally in their mineral content and their Color - they are by no means a healthier alternative to white sugar. But what about sugar so bad when we need the glucose?
To understand this, let's take a closer look at the two components of table sugar.
glucose, fructose & amp; Co.
Glucose, or grape sugar, is a simple sugar and is one of the carbohydrates. We can not get past glucose because it's part of just about all the foods we need to live. No matter if we eat fruit, vegetables, bread, quark or meat, we automatically consume glucose - and that makes sense.
Glucose gives our body energy and only through this energy can we function at all.
Fructose, or fructose, is also a simple sugar and is one of the carbohydrates. In nature, we find fructose especially in fruits and vegetables or in honey. Here, too, fructose and glucose meet again, but the mixing ratio is clearly dominated by fructose (about 65%). And even if the word "fruit" in fructose suggests something healthy, our body, unlike glucose, does not depend on fructose.
While glucose assists the body in many processes and is needed at all corners, the body can not do anything with fructose and therefore it is 90% sent to the liver. Our liver is one of our most important detoxification organs and should not be overloaded with too much fructose. But do not worry, fruit may continue to be enjoyed.
High fructose intake - risk to the liverThe consequences for the liver are frightening due to excessive fructose intake.
Anyone who consumes too much fructose in the long run runs the risk of developing fatty liver without alcohol.
And a too much fructose consumed faster than you think, as it occurs in industrially produced foods in listening concentrations as you think and in food where you do not even suspect. Why? That, in contrast to glucose, which causes a feeling of satiety after consumption, does not cause this feeling of satiety, but the desire for more fructose even continues to increase, in effect we eat more.
So we can say that fructose makes the sugar unhealthy.
That does not mean that we should stop eating fruit. For the body, it makes a big difference whether we eat a whole piece of fruit, with all its vitamins, minerals, ballast substances, fructose, or highly concentrated & amp; eating industrially manufactured fructose.
Unfortunately, there are fewer and fewer foods, except the completely natural, which have not been supplemented with added sugar. And look closely at the ingredients while shopping. Do you find there terms such as. Dextrin, dextrose, fruit juice concentrate, fruit sweetener, fructose syrup, fructose glucose syrup, barley malt, glucose syrup, inulin, caramel syrup, skimmed milk powder, maltose, wheat dextrin, etc., then you know that extra sugar has been added to the product. Of course we dispense with hidden sugars with our products and also convince our regular sweet muffins and Co. with a minimum of sugar.
Gluten-free and sugar-free foods
For all of you who are still too much, there is our gluten-free and sugar-free banana bread which only gets by with the sweetness of the banana. Just heavenly for breakfast in between.
If heavenly then let's continue to our cloud 7 our sugar-free strawberry fruit spread, which we have freshly cooked for you with local strawberries. This contains 90% less than commercial jam and at least as delicious as your favorite spread. Of course, from 70% native strawberries, from the farmer of our confidence. As a sugar substitute, we use a natural birch sugar (xylitol), which has only 0.5 g of fructose and is especially suitable for diabetics and has a low glycemic index, which is responsible for the blood sugar level.
For a sugar-free and healthy gluten-free diet, our Chia Powerbrot perfectly rounds off our portfolio, which boasts 1A nutritional value and a deliciously nutty flavor.
Not yet tried, but then quickly and we appreciate your feedback. We dare to claim none better than normal, as even more intense in taste. Just give it a try.