Low Sugar Cereal
Breakfast is often thought of as the most important meal of the day. This is a statement we stand by! However, although seemingly healthy, cereal can be packed full of hidden sugars and making a healthy choice can suddenly require much thought and attention.
It’s all about balance. At Lizis’ we believe that it is possible to enjoy a delicious, nutritious, and low-sugar cereal that excites your taste buds and makes you feel a whole lot better.
Having a little sugar in the first meal of the day helps your body to break its overnight fast. Our brains run on glucose, so in order to kick start your body and shake off the early morning haze, choosing a low (or lower) sugar cereal for breakfast is a healthy option to get body and mind ready for the day ahead.
Eating too much refined sugar can have a negative impact on your health in a number of ways, we explain in more detail below.
What do you need to know about sugar?
Too much sugar causes inflammation
A high glycaemic food, sugar causes an inflammatory reaction in the body. When eaten in large quantities the sugar goes straight to our gut where it is processed, before entering the bloodstream and causing insulin to spike, affecting the body and various physiological processes.
As well as being committed to making low sugar cereal, we also know a thing or two about glycaemic load, and you can check the load of each of our cereal products in our shop.
Learn more about glycaemic load.
Sugar and digestion
Eating high quantities of refined sugar can be overwhelming for our digestive system, and it simply can’t absorb it properly. This means that it is left to ferment in the gut, staying longer than it should and causing uncomfortable symptoms like bloating, gas and indigestion. Looking after our digestive health is essential to our overall wellness, so choosing low sugar foods is key.
Learn more about digestive health.
Sugar and our skin
When it comes to looking after our skin, low sugar foods are a great choice. The insulin spike from eating too much sugar causes inflammation which results in acne flare-ups and aggravates other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
High-glycaemic foods are a catalyst for the breakdown of collagen, playing a role in skin ageing too.
Sugar and sleep
Sugar wreaks havoc on our sleep, depleting our magnesium stores and preventing us from entering that all important deep sleep and instead, having restless nights, leaving us craving….more sugar.
Sugar and the brain
Eating sugar can quickly give us a boost of energy and alertness – perfect for if we have a strenuous day ahead of us or a gym session planned. But after around 20 mins, this feeling will pass, and can leave us feeling easily distracted and not able to focus.
Pay attention to where your sugar comes from
As well as known for being a low-sugar cereal, we are also known for using the right kind of sugar – found naturally occurring in fruit. These sources of sugar also contain antioxidants and fibre and take longer to digest, keeping metabolism stable – helping to curb those pesky sugar cravings throughout the day!
Learn more about our natural ingredients.
We aim to keep the amount of sugar in each serving as low as possible for all our products, but to make sure, we also developed a dedicated low sugar range – with less than 4% sugar, take a look at these products:
Low sugar doesn’t mean you have to compromise on taste or texture. Our Low Sugar granola means a breakfast bowl brimming with perfectly toasted oats, creamy cashews, nutty hazelnuts and mild walnuts all rolled in rich black treacle to provide perfectly balanced flavour and fibre-filled crunch – all with less than 4% sugar.
The rich, indulgent taste of maple syrup paired with warming pecans, almonds, toasted oats, and sunflower and pumpkin seeds make for the perfect breakfast. Full of flavour, high in fibre and GL tested, this granola is perfect for those that are looking for a low sugar start to their day, while being satisfied right through until lunch.
Extra resources about sugar
To learn more about the importance of opting for low sugar foods, and how t improve your diet lifestyle, take a look at some of our articles.
Curb those sugar cravings by choosing hydration, leafy greens, herbals teas and more.
As we’ve mentioned, a diet too high in sugar can prevent the digestion system from working as hard as it can, this blog explains how exercise can help remedy an unhappy gut and gives an insight into pre and probiotic supplements.
Fill your diet with nutrient-rich, low sugar plant-based foods and enjoy all the Veganuary has to offer with our practical guide.