Did you know switching your caramel can help you keep off 10 pounds per year!?
Caramel is normally considered an unhealthy choice as far as the sugar content and calories are concerned. But what if your favorite candy had a remodel. Typically, Caramel has a list of ingredients like milk, half and half, sugar, and artificial flavoring. This list can also include corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup which, “have been shown to drive inflammation, which is associated with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.” I know! Sounds terrible right! However, the good news is that the reinvented enriched with fiber caramel at Smart for Life has ingredients that are 50% organic, and contain tapioca syrup instead of corn syrup. There is also a huge difference in the number of calories and sugar per serving size of 2tbsp/ 1 oz. The typical calorie consumption for 2tbsp of caramel is around 100-140 calories and 20 g of sugar. Smart for Life's caramel enriched with fiber cuts that in half at only 70 calories per serving and 10g of sugar. Now you may be thinking, well how does this help me keep the extra 10 pounds off? By cutting the calories of a typical serving in half, Smart for Life caramel enriched with fiber can be added as a sweetener to coffee, can be put on apples as a dessert, and can also be put into protein shakes if you are craving something extra sweet. By creating a lower calorie sweet, Smart for Life is helping you stay on track even when you want the satisfactory feeling of eating a dessert.
The Smart for Life caramel can be used in all the same ways as regular caramel, but without the added chemicals: corn syrup, dyes, artificial flavors, and extra sugar. According to Dr. Sasson Moulavi, MD, people on average consume extra sugar and calories they don’t need each day that can be reduced significantly. He states, “If I can save people a hundred calories a day I’m saving them 30,000 calories a year which is cutting 10 pounds a year.” In addition to being mostly organically sourced, the Smart for Life’s caramel contains fiber. The reason for including this fiber is to reduce the sugar spike commonly associated with incorrect digestion of sugars. Fiber can slow the absorption of sugar and help improve blood sugar levels. Therefore, you won’t keep craving sweets! Sounds like a win-win to me!
Down below are some recipes and tips for how the caramel can be incorporated with the Smart for Life cookie diet and as a replacement for artificial sweeteners.