Paleo Friendly Sweeteners! After the challenge is over - I hope you take away a little something and continue choosing real food over packaged and processed foods. You will skip the whole grains, wheat flour, soy and white flour and choose more digestive friendly flours. Speaking of Sugars be sure to read your labels - sugars are in everything. Here is a list and I think there are few others that I have missed

Sugar in Disguise

SugarBarley maltBeet sugar Blackstrap molassesBrown sugar

Buttered syrup

Cane crystals

Cane juice crystals

Cane sugar

Caramel

Carob syrup

Castor sugar

Confectioner’s sugar

Corn syrup

Corn sweetener

Corn syrup solids

Crystalline fructose

Date sugar

Demerara Sugar

Dextrin

Dextran

Dextrose

Diastatic malt

Diatase

D-mannose

Evaporated cane juice

Ethyl maltol

Florida Chrystals

Free Flowing

Fructose

Fruit juice

Fruit juice concentrate

Galactose

Glucose

Glucose solidsGolden sugarGolden syrup Granulated sugar Grape sugarGrape juice concentrate

HFCS

High-fructose corn Syrup

Honey

Icing sugar

Invert sugar

Lactose

Malt syrup

Maltodextrin

Maltose

Mannitol

Maple syrup

Molasses

Muscovado sugar

Organic raw sugar

Panocha

Powdered sugar

Raw sugar

Refiner’s syrup

Rice Syrup

Sorbitol

Sorghum syrup

Sucrose

Sugar

Syrup Syrup

Table sugar

Treacle

Turbinado sugar

Yellow sugar

Do any of us really need to go back to eating gluten?

What is so bad about it? Haven't we've been eating wheat and other gluten-containing grains for thousands of years? Our ancestors were on a grain free diet, and it wasn't until the first agricultural civilizations that introduced grains saw their average height shrink and their bones were in poor health. Grains are not a source of any essential nutrients that can't be obtained from other foods. In the 1950's scientists have been trying to increase the wheat yields through genetic experimentation.  Today's wheat contains a lot more gluten which brings us to believe the higher health problems.

Among the most common are celiac, gluten sensitivity, digestive problems, IBS, bloating, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, migraines, fatigue, anemia, weight gain or weight loss, skin rash, skin rash, vitiligo, psoriasis, osteoporosis, depression, ADHD, schizophrenia, autism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, the list goes ON! Gluten might not be the cause of all of these health problems, but it seems to worsen many of them.

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