Sugar, Honey, Agave, Maple Syrup — Which is healthiest?!
Sugar is terrible for your health, but are these natural sweeteners any better? We walk you through the best and the worst.
Here we're referring to everyday white sugar, that's extracted from sugar cane or beetroot. The jury is still out on the great sugar debate, but one thing's for certain: consuming too much sugar can wreak havoc on your body. In our bodies, refined sugar acts more like a drug than food. In plants (like beets or fruit), sugar exists naturally alongside fiber, vitamins and minerals, so that it's consumed in a manner that's filling, nutritious, and balanced (entering your system and breaking down slowly). Refined sugar is stripped of all of these calming properties, so when it enters your system it causes spikes in blood sugar, insulin and hormones, creating an addictive cycle of highs and lows. Eating too much refined sugar can cause weight gain and increases the risk of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and even infertility.
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Chef Tips and Tricks
These quick and easy chicken quesadillas are the perfect, last-minute family dinner!
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
- 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
- 4 Tortillas
- Salt, to taste
- Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
- Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
- Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.