Hey diva, get out your hands & hold them HIGH!!! Now, let’s count on your fingers (maybe toes too) how many people you know who are afflicted by diabetes or is related to someone who is; or maybe YOU ARE!
Now let’s just keep this real!!! S-U-G-A-R, has some of us losing our eye – sight, our toes, our legs, our mobility, our energy, our lives!! Sugar is a well marketed, commercialized ‘KILLER’!!!! Click To Tweet
Why, though, are food companies like General Mills making millions, even billions of dollars on manufacturing sugar-laden products (some of which are marketed as healthy)??? How is it legal? What can we do to fight back and fight the strong hold sugar has on MOST of us???!
We, the diva coaches at Fit, Fyne & Fabulous, are so very serious about our war on sugar, we host virtual Sugar Detox challenges, offer meal prep education and create posts like this one to help DIVAS FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE BIG BUSINESS OF SUGAR!
So let’s get down to it! Let’s talk about it!! Refined sugar (that white crystalized stuff sold in stored) is considered to be as addictive as a drug, and potentially as detrimental to your health. Click To Tweet
We are serious, go do it right now . . .
Since it does not melt, date sugar cannot be used as a direct substitute for sugar. For example: you wouldn’t want to put it in your coffee. However, it is great for baking. Use just 2/3 the amount of date sugar in place of brown or white sugar called for in your recipe. It may otherwise be too sweet!
Coconut sugar tastes like brown sugar more so than white sugar. I particularly like it for baking, since it does not affect the consistency of the final product, unlike maple syrup and molasses. However, I do not find it sweet enough for tea or coffee.
PURE MAPLE SYRUP
Pure maple syrup, on the other hand, contains only evaporated maple tree sap. It is high in manganese and zinc: 100 grams of syrup provides 22% and 3.7% of their RDVs respectively. Manganese is necessary for several enzymes that are needed for energy production and antioxidant defenses. Zinc is essential for optimal immune system function. Deficiencies of either may lower white blood cell counts and reduce immune system responses.
When I buy syrup, I buy grade B, dark amber, organic maple syrup to ensure all of the benefits listed above are available.
I was recently made aware of Swerve, and while I have not used it myself (I can’t vouch for the taste just yet), I did order some to test it out. Based on the ingredient list and the way it’s manufactured Swerve looks hopeful. I’ll keep you posted. Have you tried it? (click here) to test it with me!
I’m Nicole Twyman, a native New Orleanian, who has lived all across the US! Although, my small family of 4 currently calls Los Angeles, CA home. I am a proud 40+ year old mom of a wonderfully energetic and theatrical daughter, and a handsome, scholarly athlete!
While I have worked in corporate America as a certified senior project / program / portfolio manager for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Procter & Gamble & IBM, my passion is service. It has always been my desire to live a life of service to others; which I took every opportunity to explore as an active member of many of my church’s ministries and of my public service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Well, now I am over the top excited to have the opportunity to serve divas through my very own ministry, Fit, Fyne & Fabulous.