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Hidden Sugar in "Healthy Foods" - Check Your Pantry Now!

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Hidden Sugar in "Healthy Foods" - Check Your Pantry Now!
By Biggi Fraley • Issue #25 • View online
Newsflash: I have suspended the weekly live stream because Facebook reach is getting worse every day, and people don’t seem to have the time to watch a 10 - 15 minute video on this platform.
On the other hand, with my 🎤 brand-new podcast, the reach and completion rate immediately surpasses that of Facebook. So, make sure to check out the latest episode and download info below! 👇
By the way, I still believe that video is the number one way to build relationships, and I am looking forward to returning to it with upcoming courses and webinars, as I am able to build a targeted audience over time. 😃
But, enough about me! I hope this email finds you well, and am excited to share this week’s tips on uncovering hidden sugars in your pantry and fridge, as well as an upcoming free course that will make you 👩‍🍳 fall in love with your kitchen again.
Enjoy! ❤️

At first glance, this looks healthy, doesn't it?
At first glance, this looks healthy, doesn't it?
New Podcast Episode: Elimination Diet
Elimination diet may not sound like fun, but if you’re struggling with digestive issues, they can change your life. How do you get to the root of an issue if you can never pinpoint the cause? You don’t.
It’s important to take responsibility for your own health if you want to feel good, and the elimination diet is the foundational journey you must take to decipher what works and what doesn’t. 
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Click image to listen now!
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And, off we go to today’s lesson and action plan for your health…
10 Foods That People Think Are Healthy But Are Actually Loaded with Sugar
You flick on the TV only to be bombarded with a barrage of advertisements for so called “healthy” choices. Chief among them are these foods which may be promoted as healthy but in reality are loaded with sugar and keep you stuck in the throes of sugar addiction. If you’re ready to kick sugar to the curb then start ditching these toxic health foods.
1.     Fruit juice
Juice is terrible because it contains no fibre so even if it’s 100% juice with no added sugar, the reality is that fruit sugar is still sugar. It still causes your blood sugar to spike dramatically and it’s just as addicting and bad for you as pop or kool-aid.
2.     Dried Fruit
Dried fruit is okay in moderation, or when eaten with some nuts and seeds for protein. If you find yourself popping a date in your mouth every time you get a sugar craving and thinking it’s healthy, think again. Dried fruit is like nature’s candy.
3.     Pasta Sauce
Store-bought pasta sauce has a ridiculous amount of added sugar. Prego traditional spaghetti sauce has 40g of added sugar! Always read your labels, or better yet, make your own tomato sauce so you know EXACTLY what’s in there.
4.     Bread
Ah bread! People like to pretend that they’ve cut sugar yet they’re still eating bread. Bread turns into sugar in the body. Add to that the inflammatory effects of gluten and bread becomes a ticking time bomb for illness to ensue.
5.     Noodles
Both pasta and rice noodles are pure refined carbohydrates, which like bread, turn into sugar once they break down in your body. They may be fun to slurp, but you can make noodles from vegetables that are just as tasty and won’t spike your blood sugar.
6.     Instant oatmeal
Instant oatmeal may seem like a quick and healthy breakfast, and it sure is convenient. But unfortunately just one serving of this stuff can pack as much as 15g of sugar! Opt for making your own oats, check out this recipe for sugar-free overnight oats.
7.     Smoothies
Smoothies can be really healthy and delicious, but the ones you get from Orange Julius or those pre-made store-bought smoothies are a far cry from a health food. They want to make smoothies approachable for most people and thus they make them super sweet and tasty. Because most people aren’t too open to trying a green smoothie (not like you, you cool cat).
8.     Yogurt
Yogurt has got to be the worst on the list. Especially because it’s promoted as this great healthy food but most of the time flavored yogurt is FULL of junky additives including high-fructose corn syrup as a sweetener. If you want to eat yogurt, buy it plain and sweeten it with some berries or mashed banana.
9.     Granola
Like oatmeal, pre-made granola is riddled with added sugar and dried fruit which only makes matters worse. Eating granola for breakfast is like having a big old cookie with your coffee.
10.  Protein bars
Protein bars are either full of added sugar or contain toxic sugar substitutes like aspartame. Read protein bar labels very carefully, even the popular cliff bar contains a whopping 22g of sugar per bar!
[ACTION] Clean Out Your Pantry & Fridge
Kitchen Clean Out: 7 Steps To A Healthy Pantry & Refrigerator - Ancestral Nutrition
Step 1: Get rid of any products in your fridge or pantry that contain vegetable oils (corn, soy, canola, safflower, cottonseed, sunflower seed, etc).
Step 2: Get rid of any products in your fridge or pantry that contain wheat, wheat gluten, or anything derived from wheat.
Step 3: Get rid of any products in your fridge or pantry that contain sugar, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, rice syrup, aspartame, sucralose, splenda, or any other unnatural sweeteners.
Step 4: Get rid of any products in your fridge or pantry that contain processed foods. Granola bars, protein bars, frozen meals, crackers, “diet” foods or snacks, cookies, etc. If you know it’s not healthy and you shouldn’t be eating it, toss it.
Step 5: Get rid of any GMOs; the top 10 GMOs are soy, aspartame, inorganic meat and dairy, zucchini and squash, papaya, cotton, corn, canola, alfalfa and sugar from sugar beets. If any of these are in your fridge or pantry and are inorganic, they are likely genetically modified.
Step 6: Get rid of products with ingredients you don’t recognize or cannot pronounce.
Step 7: Get rid of any products with fake, processed ingredients like monosodium glutamate (MSG), sulfites, sulfates, carrageenan, food dyes (like red #40), butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), splenda, low-fat ingredients, fat-free ingredients, guar gum, modified food starch, “natural and artificial flavors”, soy lecithin, malt extract or yeast. Again, if it is unfamiliar, if you can’t pronounce it, if it is over 10 letters long, if a product has more than 5-10 ingredients, if it looks like it may have been developed in a lab, get rid of it!
That’s it for this week. Hopefully, you got some great new ideas for improving your health and arthritis symptoms. As always, remember to give me your feedback below, so I can continue bringing you content you enjoy and use! 😘
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