Reduce your consumption of refined sugar to improve your health


Refined sugar is a common ingredient in our diet, found in many processed foods and often used in cooking, particularly pastry. Il n'est pas rare d'entendre que ce dernier est mauvais pour la santé mais quelles sont les raisons de cette affirmation et quel impact peut-il réellement avoir sur notre organisme ? We're going to explain everything and give you the best alternatives to make your diet healthier every day.

The health impact of high consumption of refined sugar

Refined sugar is what we call a simple carbohydrate, which is rapidly digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, resulting in a spike in blood sugar levels. To regulate this blood sugar peak, the pancreas produces more insulin, which in the long term can lead to insulin resistance and diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity and many others. What's more, foods rich in white sugar tend to be high in calories and saturated fat, which can lead to higher blood cholesterol levels and therefore a greater risk of heart disease.


Better habits to reduce consumption

If you want to turn to a healthier diet and reduce your intake of refined sugar, here are some tips you can apply right now:

  • Limit your consumption of sodas and sugary drinks

Did you know that a 33cl can of soda contains an average of 7 lumps of sugar? According to the WHO, our daily consumption should not exceed the equivalent of 10 sugar cubes. So why not replace your sugary drinks with kombucha, iced tea or low-sugar homemade lemonade?

  • Avoid processed foods

As a general rule, read the labels on everything you buy carefully, and avoid pre-processed dishes, sauces and desserts. For a healthier diet, opt for raw products whenever possible. For example? Replace a commercial fruit yoghurt with a plain yoghurt to which you add your own fruit, and why not even a spoonful of Honey Soufflé for a healthy alternative that's just as tasty.

  • Don't be too hard on yourself

Changing your habits and reducing your consumption of certain foods and drinks can be difficult. To achieve a lasting change in your consumption, take it one step at a time and cut back gradually to avoid frustration and cravings. By gradually adopting new eating habits, you'll succeed in changing your diet and have a beneficial long-term impact.


How to replace white sugar ?

There are many healthy foods with a sweetening power that can be adapted to suit different uses and recipes. We've selected our 5 favorite healthy alternatives for your baked goods, dishes and drinks to help you get back to the taste of sugar while doing your body good.

  • Coconut sugar

Extracted from the sap of coconut blossoms, it has a lower glycemic index than white sugar and therefore does not cause significant glycemic spikes. This sweetener is ideal for your cake recipes, for example.

  • Honey

Known for thousands of years for its therapeutic virtues, honey is considered a superfood and abounds in numerous benefits (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, minerals). It also has a high sweetening power and an attractive glycemic index. These and many other reasons make it a perfect ally for a wide variety of recipes.

  • Dates

Dates are a great way to sweeten smoothies and other preparations. They are also rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron.

  • Fructose

Naturally present in fruit, fructose is a natural sugar that is easily accessible to everyone. You can eat fruit when you simply want a sweet snack during the day, or use it in cooking to complement other natural sugars, for example.

  • Birch sugar

Made from birch bark, this sweetener is low in calories and has anti-bacterial properties. Tastes just like white sugar !


Honey Soufflé, a healthy and creative alternative to white sugar

At Panacea, our mission is to bring you food that's both healthy and delicious. We sought to offer an alternative to certain processed products containing large quantities of white sugar, by creating a sweet product never seen before, which offers even more benefits and is as surprising for the eyes as it is for the taste buds. The result is Honey Soufflé®, a raw French honey with a creamy texture, enhanced by superfoods.

Superfoods that boost your health

The ancestral virtues of this flower nectar are complemented by the virtues of the superfoods (fruits, spices and plants) that we have carefully selected for their quality, taste and multitude of benefits..

Un produit au mille et un usages

The result? An exceptional and unique ally for a healthy diet that can be adapted to an infinite number of uses: Honey Soufflé - Matcha for baking cakes, Honey Soufflé Blue Spirulina for sweetening yoghurt, or Honey Soufflé - Ginger Orange for sauces and marinades.


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