The implementation of the sugar tax has got me thinking…. Sugar hit the headlines for a couple of days, so that very fact may have been enough to set alarm bells ringing for some people.
I believe the food manufacturers have made significant steps in reducing the sugar content of their products. However it’s really worth checking the ingredients for artificial sweeteners – it might be just as harmful as sugar unfortunately.
The easiest way to take charge of your sugar intake is to cook from scratch. My hope is that a big chunk of the sugar tax income can be spent on education programmes.
Start in junior schools – teach young children about diet and nutrition. And how to cook too!
We have to learn how to make up our own minds what to eat. Naturally the food industry needs to make a profit, so adding sugar/sweetener makes their product more appealing…
I made some brownies the other day. I threw everything together and they tasted good, I hope you like them!
- 2 sweet potatoes- boiled
- 200g dates
- 2 eggs
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- Handful mixed seeds
Beat together and bake in a lined tin for approx 30 mins.
There’s no refined sugar but I’m guessing they’re not low calorie. However there are no wasted calories.
I heard a new mantra the other day – Sitting is the new Smoking! In other words to get healthy – get moving. Great message.
Final thought to leave you with, not original I’m sure, but it’s a valuable one. Food is not the problem, it’s the solution…..
I’m off for a coffee and a brownie!