Sugar, sugar, sugar… May taste sweet but is not so sweet to your health, your hormones, your waistline & your daily performance. Sugar is a great contributor to obesity, diabetes, weight gain, heart disease, liver damage and chronic inflammation…
The Festal Cafés whole vision is to feed you a paleo platter of food, which is high in quality healthy fats, proteins & veggies. The right way to eat meal prep. This way of eating will balance your hormones, reduce inflammation, give your body and brain the energy it has been longing for! We all know that sugar makes for a good Dessert, yet once we eat it, it gives us the complete opposite desire of optimal energy… Cutting sugar is extremely hard, face it, we all crave something sweet! Sugar will not benefit in any way, the only thing it is good at is to make you overeat and make your CRAVE more of it!
We have Good News, cutting out sugar doesn’t have to mean cutting out your most favorite desserts! It's time to get creative in the kitchen and use natural sugar alternative that actually gives you benefits when you add them to you baking. At the Festal Café, all of the food delivery and our desserts and sweet baked goods are made only with the best sugar alternatives. The GREEN is what we use in the Healthy Café and what we also recommend you to be using as well. The LIGHT BROWN is okay to be used in moderation, and the RED is to avoid at all cost!
TOP 4 SWEETENERS THAT ARE SO SWEET FOR YOU!
Monk fruit is Festal’s most used sweetener. It is known as the longevity goodness fruit, with 0 calories & sugar! This amazing Goodness Fruit is 300 times sweeter than the deadly cane sugar. Fun fact about Monk Fruit, it also is used for many health benefits for its massive antioxidant properties, reversing diabetes and fighting off cancer cells. The flavor and the alternative use is #1 comparing to any other natural sweeteners.
The best brand is: https://www.lakanto.com
Even though this beautiful raw, unrefined golden liquid of sweetness is not 0 calories and sugar, yet like other natural high fructose sweeteners like agave, maple syrup, and even coconut sugar spikes blood sugar and cause inflammation in the body, raw honey does the complete opposite! Raw honey is the only fructose sweetener that has huge benefits to the body for its amazing profile of hundreds upon hundreds energizing vitamins, minerals & enzymes. A little goes a long way when adding it into coffee or baking. This is one of Festal’s favorite sweeteners, especially for our famous raw collagen protein energy balls. It makes for a great ingredient when used in a none-baked snack for its binding and stickiness, it holds it’s own ;) Remember; DO NOT COOK WITH IT! This will destroy all the abundant amounts of nutrients in it!
Stevia is 100% natural plant based sweetener with 0 calories & sugar. Comparing cost with monk fruit and erythritol, it is such a great cost efficient sweetener, like Monk fruit it is 300 times sweeter than sugar, yet won't impact blood sugar (glucose) or insulin levels. The only downside with stevia it may leave a bitter aftertaste, mixing it with monk fruit or Erythritol works the best to get the most satisfying taste!
Erythritol is an alcohol sugar similar to xylitol, mannitol, sorbitol, maltitol…. another great natural sweetener that doesn’t impact blood sugar or insulin levels. Erythritol is much easier to digest than Xylitol. There are other cheaper Alcohol sugars that are okay to use like mannitol, sorbitol & maltitol, yet I would stick to Erythritol for the first choice of any alcohol sugars because of its desirable effects of the digestive system, and it is processed through fermentation as is monk fruit.
5 SWEETENERS THAT ARE MAYBE NOT SO SWEET FOR YOU!
All 5 of these sweeteners are HIGH in fructose, glucose, and sugars spike insulin causing inflammation, diabetes, weight gain, cravings a whole lot of other negative side effects.
MAPLE SYRUP – If use for a special treat, try 100% pure maple syrup J.
COCONUT SUGAR – Coconut sugar is actually just the same as cane sugar, the only difference is that coconut sugar has a small trace of vitamins and minerals, besides that does the same negative effect on the body.
CANE SUGAR & BROWN SUGAR - You probably already know yourself that the typical white cane sugar and brown sugar is the most widely used sugar out there… the side effects are endless, I would try to stay away at all cost if you can!
AGAVE- Agave is extremely high is that FAT STORING sugar, fructose. Once you eat it, it will be processed through the liver, and what is not burned as energy right away it will be accumulated as unwanted body fat!
THE 3 THAT MAY APPEAR SWEET BUT WILL KILL YOU SLOWLY!
These artificial sweeteners are seen at every coffee shop on the corner, used in hundreds of thousands of sugar-free food products and supplements. The word Artificial sounds like it wouldn’t be good for you, yet people are so misled and lack knowledge when it comes to true health… Even that says 0 calories & 0 sugar doesn’t mean it is good for you. It looks and appears good, but it's wise to do your research. We must FLEE At the sight of these deadly toxic health-robbing chemicals once and for all if we want to experience good health and our mind body and soul getting along too! Beware of this ones, and we never use them in our meal prep Burnaby, Food Delivery, and Juicebar Burnaby.
Just take a minute, and think, our bodies were intelligently designed to flourish and thrive by eating the wholesome NATURAL (not artificial) foods of from the fresh organic herb of the field, then why would we think it would be a good idea to eat chemicals and other possessed man made garbage?
ACE-K (Artificial sweetener that is found in most diet pops but never in our Juice Bar Burnaby)
-Causes cancer, headaches, depression, weight gain, type 2 diabetes, damages healthy gut bacteria, sugar cravings and much more… it’s actually proven to be better just to eat real sugar!
Hope you all have really pondered on what your dumping in your morning coffee, more importantly, what that white sweet sugary stuff is doing to your body chemistry… every sip of coffee or diet pop and every cookie... Just remember, it’s NOT about reading & hearing what you should or should do to keep your body healthy, BUT it is about being a DOER of what you just digested, DOING what is right for you body!
“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”
3 John 1:2