You may love to eat a cream biscuit with your cuppa each day, and you may love to drink that fruit juice because it is good for you. Believe it or not that cream biscuit has 3 teaspoons of sugar in it and the fruit juice can have anywhere from 3-5 teaspoons per serves. While eating an apple gives you 3 teaspoons sugar mixed with fibre which gives you a slow release of energy.
Which one do you think is better for you?
I say there is nothing like getting back to God’s garden to eat the correct food to fuel your body. You most probably know the apple is the better choice but why do you go for the biscuit or juice?
Often it is that you are busy, rushing from here to there, you want to eat something quickly, it is convenient to grab and eat or drink it. This lets you continue on with your day, not realising that the biscuit or juice gives you a spike in your energy for only a short time and then the roller coaster of another sugar fix is required again later.
Your time is precious and the biscuit and juice is a quick and easy, you think you are fuelling for your body to keep you going, to get everything done during your day. But what is the biscuit or juice doing to your body?
- you may have put on weight and you are constantly trying different diets
- Your moods are all over the place
- Your energy spikes then it flags again
- You feel like you are on the roundabout with life with no end in sight
To let you know what happens to your body when you eat your foods it become glucose which gives you energy and life. The different type of food you eat will depend on the rate of glucose absorption into your body, this affects your blood sugar, your liver and your health. In the above case the cream biscuit/fruit juice compared to the apple, the cream biscuit/fruit juice is absorbed quickly into your body and gives you energy but it is a much higher sugar content that your body has to process.
While eating an apple you are more likely to sit and to chew your food, this helps you relax and absorb your nutrients and the sugar content mixed with the fibre content gives you energy which sustains you evenly throughout your day creating a balance of energy and moods.
It is about how much and how often you eat these foods that make the difference to your health.
Which would you prefer – the roller coaster or the sustained energy?
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