Food and diet gurus are very loving of ranting in relation to how this is bad for you and this is good for you, and how noxious a simple substance like refined sugar is. In reality one of the few organizations who actually support the use of refined sugar is the American Department of Agriculture, but they have a vested interest. Healthy cooking with or without sugar is one way of seeing that you and your family gets the very best foods! You don’t need to cut cookies and cakes out of your diet, merely make your own.
Even sugar friendly experts uphold that the empty calories provided by sugars can be substituted with more healthy ways to increase and retain energy levels. In the event that you bake at home, you can keep everyone at home happy with some excellent goodies and sneak in added vitamins and minerals too, when no-one is looking.
One way to get children to eat veggies when they won’t is to mix grated veggies in with ground beef. I used this on my kids when they were little so all bolognaise sauce had grated carrot or pumpkin or lentils with it, as did meatloaf, meatballs and hamburgers.
Cakes and muffins are yummy with added grated carrot or pumpkin and pumpkin bread is easy to make, plus very nutritious. Pumpkin is a sweet vegetable and when you make bread with it add mixed seeds; sunflower and pumpkin seeds make the bread even yummier, and these seed are really rich in the essential fatty acids of the Omega group.
Finding refined sugar guilty or innocent, there are many books on the health shelves of book stores which wholly slam sugar. Although the only real documented reports are in regard to sugar and tooth decay. There are no other health proofs that patently declare sugar to be the criminal it is perceived to be by many of the health ranters.
You can still cook and bake and use sugar, but by making your own, rather than buying commercial cookies and cakes, you control how much sugar is used. Like all things, sugars in moderation are not all bad.
We only have to take the example of red wine. Pundits declare that all alcohol is bad for you, nevertheless times have changed and researchers have found out why people on continental Europe live longer, suffer less from diabetes, heart diseases and other illnesses, and this is because they drink red wine. Red win contains Resevratrol and this substance together with the alcohol is really good, although in moderation of course.
It is easy to stay healthy with healthy cooking and taking all things in moderation, be they sugar or alcohol. Just do what your Grandmother did to stay healthy, and if she wouldn’t recognize a particular food, don’t eat it.