The best collagen snacks with natural sugar

Les meilleurs snacks au collagène avec du sucre naturel

Let's break down the sugar. Sugar is the simplest form of carbohydrate, the one our bodies use for energy and fuel. The sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream and becomes glucose. Natural sugars occur naturally in fruits and some vegetables (known as fructose), as well as dairy products (known as lactose).

The body metabolizes fructose and lactose differently than refined sugars added to processed and packaged foods. Refined sugars break down much more quickly, causing insulin and blood sugar levels to spike. So, because it is digested quickly, we may not feel full after eating, which encourages overconsumption. However, fructose and lactose are digested much more slowly because they also contain fiber, which helps keep us full and balances our blood sugar levels.

So, does it matter what type of sugar we eat? This is the case if we want to fill our bodies with quality and nutritious foods. Natural forms of sugar from fruits, vegetables and dairy products are packed with minerals and vitamins. Making these choices is a win-win.

Here are some delicious ways to enjoy Mother Nature’s sweetness:

Seasonal fruit salad

Fruits contain essential nutrients such as folic acid, vitamin C and potassium. Whole fruits also have a higher water content and are fibrous, which helps balance blood sugar levels and keep us full.

In a bowl, slice and chop seasonal fruits. Gently mix your dose of Glowery Collagen in fresh lemon juice and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Collagen, carrot, ginger & turmeric smoothie

Carrots have a bit of sweetness, making them a great substitute for sugar. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, fiber, vitamin K and potassium and have a high antioxidant profile. This recipe also calls for bananas, don't be afraid of them. Bananas help improve digestion and support heart health.

Dark Chocolate Bark

Dark chocolate is one of our favorite superfoods because of its many benefits. Studies have shown that it improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, stabilizes healthy cholesterol levels, and reduces the risk of heart disease. So it's no surprise that enjoying dark chocolate feels relaxing and brings joy to our hearts.

To make this dark chocolate bark, start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. Gently melt a bar of dark chocolate, either in the microwave or on the stovetop, until completely melted. Then pour the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper and sprinkle it with goji berries, freeze-dried blueberries and raspberries. Place the tray in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until the mixture is firm. Once ready, break off a piece and enjoy. 🍫