I recently read an interesting article about sugar that I wanted to share some of it with you. Are you concerned about eating too much and the effect it may have on your health? Although there is lots of evidence that increased sugar intake isn’t good for you, this advice refers to added sugars that have been removed from natural sources and added to food during production. This type of sugar leads to higher blood pressure, inflammation, weight gain, diabetes and fatty liver disease. The good news is natural sugars in fruit behave different in your body than sugar from a chocolate bar. From fruit it is absorbed much more slowly and causes less of a spike in blood sugar because it is bringing fibre along with it.
Fruit supplies us with an abundance of vitamins and minerals that are important for a variety of functions in the body. Its an excellent source of fibre that helps manage chronic diseases, supports your digestive system not to mention fruit is a delicious staple. Your body actually needs some sugar to fuel energy. Heath Canada recommends we get about 45-65 percent of our daily calories from carbohydrate foods such as grains, starches, vegetables and you guessed it – fruit. So, get your healthy dose of sugar from Rumar Farm’s certified organic and biodynamic orchard.
In our on-line store this week: www.rumarfarm.ca
Peaches, Purple Plums and Pears
Black Mountain Watermelons
Cherry and Heirloom Tomatoes
Cucumber Mix and Slicers
Radish – French Breakfast and Round Red
Green Onions and cooking onions
Stir Fry Mix
Kale and Swiss Chard
Poblano, Jalapeno and Sweet Banana Peppers
Squash – Spaghetti and Red Krui
Herbs and Mushrooms
Ruth and Marc