SUGAR REPLACEMENTS

Article by  Dominika Zielińska

HONEY

True wholesome honey releases sugar in the blood more slowly. It may also contain small amounts of vitamins, minerals and propolis.

MOLASSES

Molasses provide a good substitute for sugar, which can be used, for example, for baking cookies. It is a rich source of vitamins B1, B2, B3 and iron, calcium and potassium.

MAPLE SYRUP

It is less sweet, but richer in minerals than sugar. When buying a product, make sure that it contains only maple syrup (often there are substitutes: water, sugar and flavors).

FRUIT AND FRUIT CONCENTRATES

These products, whose basic ingredient is pineapples, pears, peaches, grapes or other fruits, contain a certain amount of primary nutrients. These are great additions to cakes and pastries as well as breakfast cereals. You can buy them in health food stores or do it yourself, mixing fresh fruit with fruit juice.

DATES AND OTHER DRIED FRUITS

They can be added to cakes, pastries and other products as natural “sweeteners”.

FRESH FRUIT

Fruits are an ideal way to sweeten breakfast cereals and natural yogurt.

 

SWEET SYRUP

Malt syrup made from barley or rice, contains a certain amount of nutrients found in the cereals from which it was produced, such as vitamins K, B, A and C and calcium. You can buy it in health food stores.

LICORICE ROOT

It gives a pleasant, sweet taste to herbal teas.

Dominika Zielińska – dietician/nutritionist

She obtained her master’s degree of Dietetics and bachelor’s studies of Artistic education in the field of musical art at the University of Rzeszów in Poland.

During her studies, she participated in numerous courses and trainings, among others in: anorexia and bulimia, celiac disease and primary lactose intolerance, population health –  tacking health inequalities at regional level, fat burning and the role of hormones, oncological nutrition, infant nutrition and diet for the elderly.

During her studies she took n active part in the activities of the Scientific Circle of Dieticians at the University of Rzeszów and the organization of and participation in the  1st, 2nd, 3rdNational Scientific Conference of Students and PhD Students “Medical Aspects of Human Nutrition”.

In 2016, she published in W.Kruk, M. Marć: Public health, part 4: Threats to public health and the challenges of health education. Chapter 5 (Dominika Zielińska) Influence of information and advertising provided in the mass media on the spontaneous use of drugs in the case of ailments not requiring medical intervention.
She is a highly creative individual, very communicative and with interpersonal skills, eager to learn new skills.
Her hobbies are nutrition and healthy food, music and singing, but also scientific activity.
Email: dominique.z@o2.pl

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