A banana split, while perhaps old fashioned, and typically served as dessert can be given a healthy make-over. Bananas are often listed as one of few fruits that kids, and sometimes even adults, enjoy. Why not take a simple banana to the next level of enjoyment. Rich in nutrients, fibre and protein, a healthy banana split brekkie could surely entice breakfast skippers and lazy eaters. Bananas are rich in energy and often
It is important to remember that while these recipes may be refined sugar free, other ingredients may contribute carbohydrate energy which can raise blood glucose levels. Healthier baked goods and desserts should still be viewed as treats in the sense that they should substitute the consumption of sugar containing foods (which should only be eaten occasionally) but not healthy meals or snacks. These recipes are intended to assist with the reduction of refined sugar in the diet but do have an energy value, to varying degrees. Therefore, these treats should be eaten in moderate portions as part of a healthy diet.
Reducing the intake of added sugar in the diet is important for everyone, regardless of the presence or diabetes or obesity. Added sugar is the table sugar (white or brown) that we add to teas, coffees and cereals together with products high in sugar such as sugar containing beverages, sweets, chocolates, sweet baked goods, jelly, jam, syrup and honey. Many foods have small amounts of sugar added during processing. This should ideally be less than 10% of the total carbohydrate content in order for that food to be a regular part of the diet.