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Sugar: What is it?
Natural sugar is a soluble carbohydrate that occurs in fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy. As your body slowly digests food containing sugar, your cells receive a supply of energy. This is good—after all, we need energy!
Natural sugar isn’t the issue, however. Added sugar is where empty calories and unhealthy habits come into play.
Extra sugar is added to products to not only make them sweeter, but also to extend their shelf lives and change the texture, body, color, and browning capability of food.
Added sugar is often an issue in processed foods and drinks. In fact, according to a 2017 Public Health study, more than 60% of calories in consumed beverages came from added sugar. Yikes!
"Your liver metabolizes sugar the same way as alcohol, and converts dietary carbohydrates to fat," said Dr. Frank, a professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. "The higher the intake of added sugar, the higher the risk for heart disease.”
All this added sugar in our diets can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain, and more. As a result, more and more people are trying to adopt low-sugar diets and cut down on sweet treats.
Twisted Foods’ Perspective on Sugar:
Here at Twisted Foods, it’s all about an individual perspective on sugar. We typically recommend reducing your sugar intake, but it’s all a personal preference. We will never force you into doing something with your diet that makes you feel uncomfortable. It’s all about how you feel when you eat sugar and if you’re reaching your health and nutrition goals.
We are fans of stevia, which is a sweetener derived from the leaves of the stevia plant. It’s been used to make tea since the 16th century. It can be a good sugar alternative for those with diabetes or high blood pressure when consumed in moderation.
Twisted Foods takes a look at each individual’s nutrition and fitness goals in order to determine what works best for his or her lifestyle and needs. Nutrition isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. That’s why our health coaches work closely with you to formulate a personal plan.
Food options that give you a sugar fix but are still healthy:
Twisted Foods offers a variety of delicious treats that are healthy but can satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt.
Protein Cookie Dough: This is the cleanest protein cookie dough you’ll find on the market. This life-of-the-party dough is a unique alternative to sugar-laden desserts. Tempting flavors include strawberry cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter, cookie monster, confetti cupcake, brownie batter, hazelnut swirl, cinnamon blondie, and more!
Smoothies: Our smoothies have irresistible flavors that are perfect for dessert lovers. Nutter Butter, Birthday Cake, Blueberry Pancake, Oatmeal Cookie, Rainbow Sherbert, Twisted Bon Bon, and more!
Twisted toppings for meals and snacks include sweet treats like coconut flakes, chocolate chips, honey, diced cranberries, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, and watermelon.
One of our health coaches’ favorite Twisted Food Snacks is the Whipped Chocolate Crème Dessert! It’s perfect for all the cake lovers out there! If you want something a tad more savory, how about our Twisted White Chocolate Cinnamon Pretzels or Chocolate Apple Turnover? The list goes on and on! Come on in today and take a peek into our fully stocked fridge for a sweet (or savory) chocolate snack!
Twisted Foods’ Philosophy
Twisted Foods is here to serve you on every step of your health journey. We don't just create generic plans to try to appeal to everyone.
You'll get a one-on-one consultation with a meal prep coordinator to discuss your goals, eating habits, and the number of meals you need.
We go over the foods you like and dislike so we can create a personal menu for you with the foods you love. You can make adjustments at any time to fully customize your plan every step of the way. Sign up today to speak with one of our health coaches and start your nutrition adventure!