Dr Oz: Year of No Sugar Review
Have you ever promised you would give up sugar? Dr Oz said many of us may have considered it, but one woman actually did it. Eve Schaub, a mother of two, was shocked to learn that sugar could be bad for health. She shared her results in the memoir Year of No Sugar and she brought some of her favorite recipes to Dr Oz. Keep reading and learn to make your own No-Sugar Mayonnaise Recipe.
The family tried to go one year without added sugar in their food. Going out to eat or grocery shopping became a more involved hazard. Her whole family got in on the act, and their story is shared in the book.
Dr Oz: Sugar Alias Names
Her daughters were ages five and 10 when the experiment began. The kids wanted to know about birthdays and holidays, as well as Halloween. But the family figured out the answers together. One early step was figuring out all the names for Sugar on ingredient labels, including:
- Cane Crystals
- Evaporated Cane Juice
Dr Oz: How Sugar Affects Taste Buds
Eve told Dr Oz that the family’s palates began to shift after a few months. Once per month, the family shared a sugar treat as a family (to make up for birthdays and holidays). Her husband asked for a Banana Cream Pie, a former family favorite. But it was so sickeningly sweet that the family could not stomach it anymore.
Dr Oz said our tongues contain millions of taste buds that communicate with the brain. Over time, the brain can adjust to sugar and require more of it to feel satisfied. But cutting sugar out reinvigorates the taste buds, calming the brain.
Dr Oz: Eliminate Sugar for Energy & Health
Eve said that the family became healthier and had more energy as a result of their sugar-free experiment. Even her children were healthier and had better school attendance compared to previous years.
Schaub’s children joined her to help reveal two of their trademark swap condiments. Her older daughter said the experiment was easy at home but more difficult outside the house. She said her favorite family snack was a recipe for Date Bars containing oatmeal.
After the one-year experiment, the family has avoided excess sugar about 99% of the time, infrequently indulging in a sweet treat for a special occasion.
Dr Oz: No-Sugar Banana Ice Cream Recipe
The family’s Banana Ice Cream Recipe was simple. Just slice bananas and freeze them on a cookie sheet for about 90 minutes. Then blend them in a food processor and add some nut butter to serve them.
Dr Oz: No-Sugar Mayonnaise Recipe
Dr Oz learned that the family made their own mayonnaise as well, to avoid added sugar. Here’s how they did it.
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 tsp White Vinegar
- 1 tsp Mustard
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1 cup Canola Oil
- Whisk the ingredients together.
- Store in an airtight container in your fridge.