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Archive for June, 2014

Sugar in My Peanut Butter (Part 2)

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Once you start walking on the outer edge of the Supermarket, the second step is reading the ingredients of the items you purchase.  If you are gluten intolerant or have any other allergies you probably are already reading the ingredients for food allergies.  Now you need to look at the sugar and salt content.  Some items will shock you with the amount of sugar and salt added.  Another tip: try using other forms of sugar in your cooking such as pure maple syrup, honey, and apple sauce.  Try using a blend that have spices but little or no salt for seasoning.  Example: my favorite for potatoes is Zhug.  It is a spice made from Tianijin Chili, garlic, coriander, cardamom, clove, cilantro, and a dash of salt (cannot always find the spices without a little salt).  Zhug can be found in most spice stores.  Most of all cook with fresh and pure foods.  This type of shopping and cooking will help to prevent heart disease and diabetes.