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
Cane juice crystals
Corn syrup solids
Evaporated cane juice
Fruit juice concentrate
|Glucose solidsGolden sugarGolden syrup Granulated sugar Grape sugarGrape juice concentrate
High-fructose corn Syrup
Organic raw 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.