It’s Mindset Monday and it also happens to be Halloween…I can already see you eyeing your children’s chocolate and candy. Here are some things to keep in mind before you dive in yourself and let your kids go to town.
Obvious sources of sugar are cookies, candies, pop, cakes, pies, muffins, baked goods, brown sugar and molasses. But my guess is that you will be surprised to realize all of the places that sugar seeps into your diet. Do you think of granola bars, energy drinks, juice, jam, most cereals, flavoured yogurt, ketchup and many other prepared condiments plus pasta and bread as sources of sugar? You should. All of these foods trigger the release of high amounts of insulin, the only hormone that tells your body to store energy as fat.