Healthier Sugar Swaps Food Bloggers Love

Bella Breakdown Cutting sugar out of your everyday diet can help regulate your blood glucose levels and can ensure it doesn’t mess with your insulin. Overall, sugar seriously just messes with our health. Fortunately, there are replacements for all of the sugary foods you are consuming. Here are what the most popular food bloggers suggest. Dates The fruit is extremely sweet but naturally so. They are full of fiber and a great replacement for sweeteners like agave and maple syrup. They are also the perfect addition to your smoothies, salads, and salad dressings to add a little something sweet....

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Replace Sugar With These Sweet Options

Bella Breakdown There are healthier options than refined white sugar. Agave syrup, coconut sugar, and stevia are good options that, in addition to having a lower glycemic index, maintain their nutrients. 1. Coconut sugar is natural and has a low glycemic index. Coconut sugar is not refined and offers nutrients like zinc, calcium, iron and potassium. 2. Agave nectar has a dense texture and intense flavor. You can sweeten much more with just a few drops, making it easier to decrease your glucose consumption. 3. Stevia is both natural and nutritious. Additionally, Stevia is an antioxidant and helps with...

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4 DIY Sugar Scrubs

Bella Breakdown Get baby–soft skin with this easy DIY! #1 Peppermint Sugar Scrub- Start by pouring sugar and coconut oil into a bowl and mix well. Then add peppermint oil and green food dye. #2 Coffee Brown Sugar Scrub- Pour brown sugar and coffee grounds into a bowl and combine well. Stir in coconut oil. #3 Raspberry Vanilla Sugar Scrub- Mix sugar, coconut oil, raspberry oil and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Add red food dye. #4 Lemon Lavender Sugar Scrub – Combine sugar, coconut oil, lemon oil and lavender oil in a bowl. Add yellow food dye....

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Easter Sugar High? How to Revamp Your Easter Plans

How to Have A Super Sweet Easter Without All The Sugar I feel like we just got rid of the Valentine’s Day candy and now Easter is almost here!  I have been trying to find ways to make Easter special for my children without overloading their baskets with candy. Although I of course will be providing plenty of candy, I don’t want to go overboard.  The crash my kids have after the sugar high is not pretty! Sugar High Reducer #1 Firstly, I am “padding” their baskets with books they love, as well as some small toys. You can...

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