Smoothies seem rich in fruit and vitamins. It is true if they are homemade, a little less if they are industrial. And in both cases, they are especially very rich in sugar because they contain several fruits. And as these fruits are mixed, they no longer contain fiber. However, without fiber, fruits satiate less and induce a much higher blood sugar peak . The reasoning is the same with fruit juices: it is better to bite into orange segments than to drink a squeezed orange.
These “light” or “0%” dairy products contain little or no fat. But to fill this gap, other ingredients are added: sugars, texture agents, starch, flavourings… the list of additives is often long.
They are not bad and you can of course consume them if they are to your liking. The mistake not to make, however, is to consider that you can consume more of it than non-light yogurts.
Tabbouleh, grated carrots, ready-to-use meal salads… In the deli section of your supermarket, you’re spoiled for choice for a quick lunch that seems at first sight to be a healthier alternative to a sandwich. But beware: the number of additives is often high in these products and these catering salads generally contain too much added sugar. Look at the composition before choosing: choose those with the fewest carbohydrates and the shortest list of ingredients. Knowing that nothing replaces a homemade salad, with fresh and seasonal ingredients.
The rice cakes
Often sold in the “diet” section of supermarkets and from organic farming, puffed rice cakes appear to be good alternatives to biscuits and other cakes for a balanced snack. But in reality, their glycemic index is very high. They will therefore make your blood sugar level jump… without satiating you.
The breakfast granola
They promise to be high in fiber and are often paired with dried fruit, giving them the air of a healthy product. But granola and other crunchy muesli for breakfast are especially high in sugar. Prefer oatmeal , much more interesting from a nutritional point of view, which you can mix yourself with a dairy product, fresh fruit and dried fruit.
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