All posts tagged: sugar free

SUGAR- WHAT’S ALL THE HYPE ABOUT?

  Quit sugar? Don’t quit sugar? Cut out refined sugar? Don’t eat fruit? Only use Stevia? Don’t use Stevia? Stay away from fructose? Sucrose? Aspartame?  AAAGH! It’s confusing right? Not to mention the plethora of names sugar is called.   There are so many headlines each day about the latest fads or trends. It’s my job as a health coach to navigate all this information for you. But as a busy woman, are you often looking for sugar to get you through the day?And what actually is the low down on sugar? What is it really doing our bodies? There is overwhelming mounting evidence to indicate that too much sugar is not only bad for our waistline but may induce metabolic changes that lead to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer , effect our hormones and so much more.  It is not the only contributor, but in excess, it certainly does contribute. WHO (World Health Organisation) has now stated its recommended daily intake should be for an adult, no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day ( less for …

Buckwheat Pancakes- Very simple, light, fluffy, gluten & Sugar FREE

These simple fluffy pancakes are not only sugar and gluten free, but they only require a few simple ingredients and are quick to make- great for a simple weekend breakfast, or make up a double or even triple batch on the weekend for an even quicker breakfast on your busy weekday morning- all you need to do, is heat and eat! No sugar was used in these light and fluffy pancakes, but if you add maple syrup and/or fruit to your toppings, this will give you some sugar, but not refined. The maple syrup and fruit will give you the sweetness you may yearn for, but with the added bonus of fibre and nutrients to nourish and satisfy! The buckwheat flour gives it a lovely nutty flavour and you can use whatever milk you can tolerate- this recipe has almond milk, but you can vary this. Get creative with your toppings. I sometimes place little bowls of different toppings for the family or guest to create their own, like nuts, seeds, different fruits and yogurts- kids …