The Skinny on Sugar

Should we have sugar? If so, how much and what kind? This is a very individualized question with a different answer for each person. Some people have to avoid all sugars while others can handle more. That said, there is a large and growing body of research that shows keeping our blood sugar levels in check by way of eating a lower carbohydrate diet (carbs=sugar to our bodies). If you have an interest in learning what positive effects occur from transforming a high carb diet into a lower one, I recommend the book “Life Without Bread” by Christian B. Allan PH.D and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D. (Available Here) Here is some of what I know about sugars.

date
Dates are high in iron and in an easy to absorb form.     GAPS Stage 6
honey
After eliminating refined sugars, my appreciation for honey has expanded ten fold. GAPS Stage 1
stevia
I eliminated stevia from my diet and had a significant positive change in balancing my hormones.
xyllitol
Xylitol, if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. Such is the case with these highly processed sweeteners.
brown
Good Bye old friend. I am only having food relationships with those foods which give nutrients, not take them.