Have a taste of sweetness without the guilt with SweetVia
As we all know, too much sugar is not good for our bodies. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it can cause some health conditions such as weight gain, diabetes, and heart diseases. But how can we avoid it if most of our go-to foods, treat, and beverages have added sugar?
How to Manage Sugar Intake?
We asked some celebrity moms about this and here’s what they do to manage the sugar intake.
1. Cutting on sugar intake
As a celebrity mom of two kids, Denise Laurel maintains a healthy lifestyle by cutting out on sugar intake, not just for herself but also for her family.
“Of course added sugars are delicious—who doesn’t love it. I was into it before and, I experienced, first-hand, its negative effect. Now, I’m always trying to manage the sugar intake of my family. I make sure that our consumption is very minimal, if not zero,”Denise added.
2. Always check the food you eat
Another celebrity mom, Nikka Garcia, agrees on cutting the sugar intake. And to do that, she is always on the look-out for what her kids eat since they are more prone to being predisposed to foods full of added sugars.
“When it comes to my kids, I make sure that what I give them is beneficial for their health. However, at times you can’t help but put some sweetener so your children will like the food they eat,”Nikka added.
The WHO recommends less than 10 percent of an adult’s calories per day, which translates to 2,000 calories only. Of that, less than 5 percent should come from added sugars, which is about 25 grams per day. To easily understand this, the American Heart Association (AHA), said that women should consume about 25 grams (6 teaspoons) only, while men about 38 grams (9 teaspoons) and only between 12 to 25 grams (3 to 6 teaspoons) for children.
3. Look for alternatives
To reduce their sugar intake, these celebrity moms are always on the lookout for alternative sweeteners to provide their family all the goodness of sweet treats without guilt and health concerns. They also mentioned that naturally-derived sweetener is still the best option. This includes sweeteners made with Stevia, a natural substitute for sugar, derived from the leaves of a small perennial green shrub.
What is Stevia?
Stevia plant has shown medicinal properties that are anti-diarrheal, anti-tumor, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory actions. Scientific evidence also shows that Stevia is best for indications, such as reducing high blood sugar levels and high blood pressure.
These celebrity moms found a new alternative sweetener that has a combination of Stevia and Inulin — the SweetVia. The latest addition to Santé products, SweetVia does not only sweeten your beverage but also provides health benefits. It has Inulin that is a natural soluble dietary fiber from a chicory plant that promotes digestive health and acts as food for the beneficial bacteria in the colon.
Studies suggest that Inulin relieves constipation, promotes weight loss, and helps control blood sugar levels. Aside from its natural ingredients that give health benefits, SweetVia is also ideal for weight management. It also does not increase sugar levels, making it an ideal replacement for your usual sweeteners for a healthy lifestyle.
SweetVia is just one of the many products that Santé offers to help improve the quality of life around the world. The company has been providing premier organic health and wellness products and services with Santé Barley at its core. Barley grass is an effective antioxidant, rich with vitamins and minerals that not only detoxifies the body but also aids in digestive health.
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