Kim Kardashian's Done With Sugar - Here's 10 Ways To Quit The Sweet Stuff

16 October 2014 by

Here's your daily dose of Kim Kardashian news: she's thinking of giving up sugar. Perhaps a little late to the bandwagon, Kim tweeted about a documentary called 'Fed Up' which is pretty disparaging about the modern-day food industry.

It focusses on the causes of obesity, with particular interest given to sugar, which we all know is terrible. Kim's not the first star to abandon the sweet stuff; green juice advocate Gwyneth Paltrow has been crowing about agave for yonks, and heaps of models are following in her wake.

Sugar is linked to basically every bad thing that can happen to your body, from obesity, poor concentration and insomnia to premature skin ageing, so it's no surprise Kim wants to quit it. Giving up sugar can massively improve your energy levels, feelings of bloating and all-around health.

BUT, it's so delicious. Never fear - we've put together a gallery of ten quick ways to reduce the sugar content in your diet with compromising on taste. Cause we're just lovely like that.

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Coconut Sugar

Loved by many an A-Lister, coconut sugar is a great alternative to normal sugar. Use it in baking or sprinkled on porridge to have a sweet treat without the blood sugar spikes. Biona Organic Coconut Sugar is available from [a target="_blank" href="http://ocado.co.uk">Ocado[/a] for £2.99.

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Coyo Yoghurts

These dreamy dairy-free yoghurts are almost 98% pure coconut, making them a lower sugar treat that's creamy and delicious. Coyo can be found in Whole Foods and Tesco - check [a target="_blank" href="http://www.coyo.co.uk/">Coyo.com[/a] for more stockists.

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Chocolate Mousse with Avocado

No, really, you read that right. Avocado has a great soft texture and easily (and naturally) sweetened. Try it with cacao powder and a little manuka honey for a delish and guilt-free treat.

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Cocktails with Agave

Agave has a lower GI than most sweeteners, and tastes much sweeter than sugar so you only need a little. It's a perfect substitute for lots of cocktail ingredients, like simple syrup.

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Dates

Dates are SO sweet. And, their gooey texture makes them a really good binding agent for making puddings, or you can just eat them neat as a snack. Delish.

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Salad Dressings

Making yourself a saintly salad can be short-circuited when you dump a load of dressing all over it. Try something like balsamic vinegar, which is sweeter, or olive oil, lemon or yoghurt dressings.

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Iced Coffee With Almond Milk

If you can't bear to have your coffee without a little sugar, try using almond milk. (Make sure you buy unsweetened though!) It's got a nutty flavour that compliments coffee perfectly.

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Banana Ice Cream

Frozen bananas are a really good substitute for ice cream. Chop into slices, freeze and then mash into a paste and add flavourings; peanut butter's great for a protein hit. The creamy nature makes this taste ultra-decadent.

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Fruit Lollies

The oldest trick in the book - freeze some fruit juice and you'll have delicious, healthy, thirst-quenching lollies in no time. Perfect for sweltering days and hitting all your five a day.

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WheyHey Protein Ice Cream

A wunderkind product, this yummy ice cream is totally sugar free and made with whey protein. Plus, they're carb-light too and REALLY yummy. Available from [a target="_blank" href="http://ocado.co.uk">Ocado[/a].


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