Which Sugar-Based Foods Are Useful and Which Ones Cause Weight Gain?

When we start following a diet, we first reduce our sugar intake. Studies show that this method helps very well to fight obesity and excess weight.

But you should not completely exclude this product from your diet forever. Sweet foods enrich us with energy and can provide “food” for the brain.

In this article, we will talk about what type of sugar can replace high-calorie cupcakes and other sweets that make us gain weight.

We compiled some desserts that are tasty and useful for our health, but that do not harm our body and shape.

5. Sorbet

Which Sugar-Based Foods Are Useful and Which Ones Cause Weight Gain?

This product does not contain fat. It’s like ice cream without milk, it’s just frozen fruit juice. It contains fewer calories and has frozen berries and fruits with the same amount of vitamins as fresh ones.

You can make sorbet at home! It does not take long and you will be sure that the products used are good. At home, you can replace the sugar syrup with mashed banana.

4. Fruits

Which Sugar-Based Foods Are Useful and Which Ones Cause Weight Gain?
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Fruits are among the most popular products that can be used in place of candy. Studies show that eating fruit does not lead to being overweight.

If you count calories, it is recommended to eat a grapefruit (which contains 30 kcal and 7 g of carbohydrates per 100 g) instead of a banana (which contains 95 kcal and 21 g of carbohydrates per 100 g).

Try to eat perfectly ripe fruits, as overripe ones contain too much glucose.

3. Berries

Which Sugar-Based Foods Are Useful and Which Ones Cause Weight Gain?
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Berries have a great combination of usefulness and taste. Sea buckthorn, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, and currants are the leaders among low-calorie fruits.

But you have to be careful with cherries, pomegranates, blueberries, and apricots since their sugar levels are very high.

We would like to point out that berries have even more positive effects on us.

For example, raspberries remove excess fluid from the body. Berries also have a good influence on the digestive system and speed up metabolism.

2. Jam

Which Sugar-Based Foods Are Useful and Which Ones Cause Weight Gain?

What can replace candy that we like to drink tea with?  Are you one of those people who can’t imagine your morning without toast and jam?

Sure, you wouldn’t drink tea with just fruits and strawberries, but what about homemade sugar-free fruit jam?

We have already revealed the benefits of these products and such a natural gelatin can be even more useful for our health.

The fact is that gelatin contains a large amount of pectin, a polysaccharide that normalizes gastrointestinal transit and maintains bacterial balance in our body. Here are some recipes for making healthy sugar-free jams at home.

1. Pastries

Which Sugar-Based Foods Are Useful and Which Ones Cause Weight Gain?
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As a general rule of thumb, people who want to lose weight know to stop eating muffins and cakes as they are high in sugar and calories.

But there are certain tricks you can do to keep enjoying your favorite sweets.

For example, you can replace high-calorie wheat flour with corn, flax, buckwheat, rye, or oatmeal. Use stevia instead of sugar and vegetable fats (olive or sunflower) instead of butter and margarine.

The calorie count in these modified pastries is significantly lower and the taste is still great. With these simple rules, you can bake carrot cupcakes or a chocolate cake and still be healthy.

What healthy treats do you like to eat? Share them with us in the comments.

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