This Baking Hack Helps Reduce Your Family's Sugar Intake! by Samantha Kemp-Jackson
6 years ago
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If you’re worried about the amount of sugar your child is eating, use applesauce as a substitute next time you plan to bake a cake or make cookies. The natural sweetness of the applesauce can easily replace refined white or natural brown sugar. As a general rule:
- replace two-thirds of the required sugar with applesauce in cookie or brownie recipes
- replace half the sugar required for most cake recipes
You’ll still have delicious-tasting treats without the added calories (and kids likely won't even notice)!
Here's a dermatologist tip from a blog interview
Excess sugar also leads to something called glycation. Glycation is what happens with excess glucose and glucose metabolic products permanently bind to fat, proteins and even nucleic acids (in our DNA). The combination of the excess glucose and the proteins and fats are called advanced glycation endproducs (AGEs) and they are what ‘gunk up the system’ and lead to many pro-inflammatory pathways.