Sugar and fat are significant flavor carriers. The ketchup with added sugar tastes better, as do the vegetables with butter or the sauce with full-cream.
The reason is simple: many flavors and aromas are fat-soluble but not water-soluble. That's why a reduced-fat yoghurt tastes less intense. To compensate, sugar is often added artificially. But fat does not make you fat per se, so you do not necessarily have to let it all go, just watch the crowd.
In addition to the over-consumed, visible edible fats such as butter and oil, especially the hidden fats in sausage, cheese, baked goods and ready meals are responsible for an increase in weight. Often, we do not consciously perceive fat as fat in these giants.
Tasty but rich in content
Many foods are highly processed, rich in simple sugars, fats, emulsifiers, flavor enhancers and stabilizers. They allow your body a lighter breakdown of nutrients. This has the disadvantage that the energy gets into the blood faster and thus promotes blood sugar fluctuations and cravings.
Even small portions of the heavily industrially processed foods have a high energy density and quickly cover most of the daily requirement.
The taste buds train
The good news is that you can get rid of the fondness for greasy and sweet foods. Unsweetened tea will take some getting used to, but after a short while you will find the extra sugar too sweet.
Even vegetables taste great without butter and cream, if you refine it with many herbs and the right spices flavor.
However, your rethinking must first of all begin in the head: fresh, unaccomplished, passed tomatoes taste different than ketchup. Only by the addition of much sugar and frequently used, artificial flavors, the natural tomato develops into a popular ketchup flavor.
In a nutshell: Eat as natural as possible products, then you can not do much wrong. Finally, an example:
Tea is a treat even without sugar
Try these options instead of sugared tea or iced tea:
- Tea with fresh ginger & lemon
- Tea with fresh mint
- Apple-sea-buckthorn-cinnamon tea
- Elderberry tea