Sunday, 4 March 2012

Sugar-y

Lately, when the Tatapilla ask for some snacks and when I thought to give him the reign he would suggest sugar-y ones. I suggest the fruit them and explain the simple form of sugar that is present on the fruits. Most of the times I get my way and he'll have half an apple or a handful of grapes.

But there's a wide range of talk about sugar substitutes that are low in calories and carbo. So what are these? My cherry keyboard are all perky for this news.

from bodyandsoul.com.au


Stevia

What is it? A derivation of the Stevia rebaudiuna herb, which is native to Paraguay.

Calories: None and no carbohydrates.

Taste: It is 250 to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Can have a bitter after-taste but manufacturers are making it less noticeable.

Xylitol

What is it? Known as a sugar alcohol or polyol, it is a natural carbohydrate found in fibrous fruit and vegetables. Produced in the body during normal metabolism, it is commercially extracted from birch tree bark or corn cobs.

Calories: Contains between 1.9 and 2.4 calories per gram – which is 40 per cent less than sugar.

Taste: The same amount of sweetness as sugar.


Imagine if you can your favourite treats without feeling guilty?

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Yoga

I am slowly introducing myself to exercise (yep, never had a routine for one ever) and Mcj mentioned yoga to me one and I thought, I'd give it a try. When I say try, it means reading about it and familiarising myself. Although, I have tried the first yoga pose for 2 nights (and I reaped good results). So far, I have read a bit about it (just like other things, just a bit.. and maybe one to read reviews on phenteripped also. As busy as I am, I have many varied interests. As a result, I don't get to do them all, nonetheless, I have tried.

Anyway, read some tips about yoga from bodyandsoul.com.au blogger:

Tips for this week



• Where possible take full generous breaths in and out of the nose so that we slow the breath down and introduce it to the lower lobes of the lungs, energising the whole body.



• Try connecting movements with the breath. This will take some getting used to if you’re new to yoga but, like anything, it takes practice and will eventually help you flow through the sequence with ease.



• If your lower back is tender please make sure you bend your knees when folding forward and when coming back up to a standing posture switch on your core whilst keeping the knees bent.


I'd say I am having fun but since I haven't got the time to do this most days, I'm slowly getting it.


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