Eat, Enjoy, Drink & Be Merry this Christmas! 4 tips to enjoy this festive season without the guilt.
Now that December has arrived, it’s time to bust out the Christmas decorations and officially kick off the festive season! That means enjoying end of year work parties and summertime get-togethers before Christmas lunch even rolls around, not to mention the inevitable Boxing Day brunch, boozy New Year’s Eve celebrations and the hazy days that follow before we return to reality in January.
While the festive season should definitely be enjoyed after a year of responsibilities, deadlines and ups and downs, a month of untempered excess will make it a lot harder to start the new year feeling fresh. By enjoying food and drinking consciously this Christmas, you’ll avoid the sugar crashes, hangovers and mood swings that inevitably follow the excesses of summertime’s many celebrations.
Artificial sweeteners are a hot topic and widely used in many of the foods we consider ‘healthy’. The main benefit of an artificial sweetener is that it means products can be made to taste sweet without having all of the calories. Unfortunately this generally means a food additive has been used instead, which isn’t natural or defined as ‘Real Food’ - our focus here at KOJA.
I’ve rounded up some of the main offenders used in ‘health foods’ and protein products and what they really are:
Over the past 50 years there have been many advances in food technology, some advances have been key in securing food safety and ensuring we can eat food without the risk of microbiological contamination. However, there are some food additives developed which I disagree with. They’re added to processed food for a variety of reasons but essentially they’re not real food and I believe as consumers we should be able to say “no” to them.