Chances are, you’ve taken the vegan path because you care about the well-being of animals and the planet in general. But as a conscientious consumer, you will also be well aware of the health benefits of your choice of diet. If the food you choose to eat is nutritious and in harmony with your system, though, you’ll be just as conscious of the fact that you don’t always have that freedom of choice. When you’re on the go, buying from an unfamiliar shop or in a restaurant, sometimes you have to take whatever vegan ‘option’ you can.
With a limited choice, you may end up opting for the snack that looks most healthy. But looks can be deceiving. Sugar has a habit of finding its way into all kinds of products, and you’d be surprised how little of it per day you’re actually recommended to eat – 24g for women, and 36g for fellas.
Opting for fruit juice can blow this daily limit in just one serving. Fruit is actually much healthier when you eat its flesh: that’s where most of the nutrients are. If you need a fruity hit, go for an apple or orange, and stick to water to wash it down.
Breakfast cereal is another sinner. They pack the stuff with sugar to make those grains more palatable. You can get yourself off to a better start by scrambling some silken tofu first thing in the morning. Add onions, tomatoes and pepper for a delicious kick-starter.
There are any number of ways you can fall into the sugar trap as the day progresses. Check out this new infographic from Budget Direct for some fresh hints and tips on how to side-step those potential pitfalls. The breakfast section of the infographic is not vegan, so keep in mind the breakfast tip above! Sugar is one vegan-friendly substance that isn’t actually that friendly: cut it out of your diet and allow yourself to enjoy the rewards of your ethical lifestyle even more.
How to beat your sugar addiction [Infographic] brought to you by Budget Direct Life Insurance.
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Written by Amit Raj