Sweets are considered unhealthy due to lots of sugar and preservatives they contain.
Small amount of sugar is fine to eat or drink, however some sweets and snacks are so unhealthy that you and your children should avoid and rather pick something else.
Here is the list of 7 most unhealthy sweets to avoid:
1. Hard Candies
4g equals 3.9g of sugar. It is very bad for your health as it is rich in empty calories, sugars and fat. It will also have influence on your teeth.
2. Carbonated Drinks
These are rich in calories and contain artificial sweets. This leads to obesity.
3. White Chocolate
Contains nothing more than sugar, fat and milk. It is rich in saturated fats. It is source of empty calories.
Contains sugar, white flour, fat. Is responsible for diabetes and obesity.
5. Candy Bar
Rich in empty calories that make you hungry right after you eat them. You could deliver 400 kcal by eating one such bar and yet still be hungry. Contains sugar and trans fats.
6. Whipped Spray Cream
Contains lots of sugar, stabilizers, emulsifiers. These chemistry raises cholesterol and leads to obesity.
Contains sugar, milk powder, aromas and trans fats. Some contain artificial dyes. Leads to obesity and caries.
If you consume this very often, then it's about to change your diet. There are plenty of healthy replacements of all the above sweets. Start changing your life today by making baby steps. Remember your children are learning from you.
Overweight kinds become overweight adults. I am sure you don't want that for your children.
If you cannot live however without sweets, here is the list of alternative snacks that can be your healthy replacements.
One tablespoons of peanut butter has 80 calories, so a lot. You should be careful how much to consume. One or too such spoons however should well be enough to satisfy your cravings. One spoon delivers the following: 2 g of fiber, 8 g of protein, 3 mg of vitamin E, 49 mg of magnesium, 208 mg of potassium and 0.17 mg of vitamin B6. Sure it contains saturated fats but it is not the factor which throws the food into unhealthy bin. The nutrition is actually what's matter here. Remember to choose peanut butter which is unsalted, without sugars or other additional enhancements.
These are tasty, packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. You can pick from variety of available fruits. From sweet to bitter and sour. From your own garden to the tropical ones. These will improve the functioning of the digestive tract. Due to vitamins and minerals they provide, these can help protect you from health conditions such as stroke, high blood pressure, cancer or diabetes. They will also help you have a healthy skin and hair.
A popular snack which is a healthy alternative to processed food and can be made of anything you like. You can mix for example carrot with apple, banana and dates to make it more sweet. Add water and blend. You can add as well your favourite juice or coconut water or anything you want really.
Popular ones are dates, figs, apricots or raisins. These include minerals and vitamins such as for example potassium. These can treat anemia, acidosis, fever, and sexual weakness as well. Dates are also considered a nice snack to help with sleeping issues. Take one or two when you have trouble sleeping and you should sleep soundly. Remember that they are rich in calories, so keep moderation.
You can use your favourite fruit to make a sorbet. Our tip. Use frozen fruits such as strawberries or blueberries and a cold press juicer (slow juicer) to make it. If you want to stay fit and healthy it is really essential to have one of these juicers at home.
Baked apples with cinnamon and honey
This tasty snack will make a nice dessert. Cut apples in slices, add honey and cinnamon and bake for couple of minutes until these are soft.
Baked banana with dates syrup and coconut flakes
Similar to baked apples, cut bananas in half, add coconut flakes and bake for approx 20 min in 180 degrees. When ready add dates syrup or maple syrup. Your family will love this tasty and healthy snack.
Natural Yogurt with raisins and dates or fruits such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries
Yogurt offers calcium, vitamin B12, magnesium or potassium. So is packed with natural minerals and vitamins.