Intolerant to Sugar? Wheat? Milk?
Because one has Hypoglycemia or is intolerant to sugar it does not mean one has to feel deprived as today there are many sweeteners on the market. There are natural organic plus a number of “synthetic” ones of which some are suitable and others are not, I tend to avoid them where possible and try to use the natural. Alternatively below are some of my favourite sweeteners.
Apple and Pear Concentrate
Did you know Cranberries are very good for one’s system? Compared to other fruit they have more naturally occurring antioxidants therefore protecting the body from free radical damage and the chronic diseases associated with it. They also have “Anti-stick” properties which protect the body against harmful bacteria that may cling to the internal organs. Gum disease, urinary track infections and stomach ulcers could all be prevented with a regular serving of Cranberries.
1 cup of cranberries contains up to 4 times the RDI of vitamin Cranberries are also low in sodium and are a source of Vitamins A & B, calcium, phosphorus, and iron.. However Cranberries are extremely tart so to make them palatable they are best sweetened with Stevia. Because Stevia is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar only a very small amount is needed.
Did you know this? Please consider.
Many people are unaware of poisoning caused by reuse of plastic bottles.
Some of you may be in the habit of using and reusing commercial drink bottles eg Aquafina Kinley Nestle Evian water bottles etc keeping them in your car or at work. This is not a good idea.
Apparently in Dubai a 12 year old girl died after long usage (16 months) of a SAFA mineral water bottle, as she used to carry the bottle to school daily for her drinking water.
The plastic (called PET or polyethylene tetrephthalate) used in these bottles contains a potentially cancerous element (called diethylhydroxyiamine or DEHA). The bottles are designed to be used safely once but not long term especially if subject to heat. Repeated washing and rinsing can cause the plastic to break down releasing carcinogens into your drinking water. Better to invest in a proper bottle designed for multiple useage.
This could be a serious health risk and prevention is better than cure.
HOW TO AVOID RISK
Check on the bottom of the bottle. There should be a triangular symbol on it and a number. If the bottle has a number equal to or greater than 5 it is safe. If under 5 then it may release cancer causing carcinoens into your water. Also be aware that most of these commercial bottles have a number of 1 and should never be reused.
If you are reusing a bottle with a number under 5, it would be wise to cease using them.
Your health may be compromised by using poor quality bottles.