1. Refined Sugar
Oh how we love our cakes, pies, candies, pancakes, cookies, etc. Some people don’t eat these foods, but unknowingly eat refined sugar in other types of foods. Sugar is hidden in muffins (even those labeled “all natural,”) breads, and dried fruit. This stuff is toxic. It has no nutritional value and is very addictive. We like to call it the other white drug. It messes with the insulin levels in your body and increases sugar cravings, putting you on a crave-and-crash rollercoaster, just like a drug addict.
A great substitution for refined sugar is
. This naturally occurring sweetener comes from the sunflower species of plant. It has zero calories and negligible effect on blood glucose levels, even with this power-packed sweetness.