What’s in a name?…Sugar!

So what is another name for sugar…

SUGAR.  The word is tossed around like a rag doll these days.  I felt it was time to dig a little deeper and find out what lurked behind the simple name “sugar”.  Like many, I’m conscious of the amount of sugar I eat.  Now that’s not to say that I don’t enjoy a mouth-watering baked good every once in a while.  I am a self-proclaimed lover of cookies after all who’s seeking new ways to enjoy some old treats!  At the moment this is the assortment of “sweet additions” in my kitchen, brown sugar, refined white sugar, raw honey, maple syrup, coconut milk and fruit.  So there, I’m not prefect!  I have nasty white refined sugar in my cupboard that is slowly making its way out the door!

Ok so what’s the big deal about sugar anyway?!  Well I made it a “mom Protocol” for me to read some pretty amazing books on the topic of food in general and sugar more specifically!  The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, Happier Baby (affiliate link) by Lana Asprey M.D. and Dave Asprey.  The Better Baby Book has been my nightly read before bed because I feel like there’s always more to learn when it comes to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.  My pregnancy with M was great and he’s a healthy 14 month old.  Reading The Better Baby Book confirms some of what I already do as well as it has  introduced me to some new avenues to achieve great health before, during and after my next pregnancy.  The second book is Rich Food Poor Food: The Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System (GPS) (affiliate link) by Jason Calton, PhD and Mira Calton, CN.  “Rich Food Poor Food” is definitely geared for grocery shopping in the USA but is still very useful for Canadians since we can find many of the same products on both sides of the boarder.  It’s loaded with information for anyone trying to shop and eat the healthiest way possible.  “Rich Food Poor Food” clears the clutter and confusion that can come along with reading labels.  It’s like a GPS for the grocery store!

Here’s to less sugar in our lives!