This Paleo Chipotle Chili is a fast & easy yummy chili that is perfect for cold winter nights.
Tis the season of rushing around and cooking is the last thing on your mind. This chili is a minimal effort one pot meal.
Sugar makes food taste delicious and can make even the worst ingredients taste good. Food manufacturers know this and since sugar is a cheap ingredient they add it to 74% of packaged foods sold in supermarkets (1).
Many of us think that we don’t eat sugar because we don’t eat cake, candy, ice cream or drink soda. But sugar is hidden in many non-suspect foods. Even foods that are promoted as “healthy” or “natural can have a ton of added sugars. That added sugar adds up. Today the average American consumes 19.5 teaspoons (82 grams) every day. (2) That translates into about 66 pounds of added sugar consumed each year, per person. (3)
How much should we be eating per day? The World Health Organization's (WHO) recommends that no more than 10% of an adult's calories – and ideally less than 5% – should come from added sugar or from natural sugars in honey, syrups and fruit juice. For a 2,000-calorie diet, 5% would be 25 grams or 6 teaspoons.
Hello! I'm Jori Zimmerman, a nutritionist and owner of Nutrition Savvy. I work with individuals that are looking to make dietary and lifestyle changes that will lead them to living a healthier and higher quality of life.