“No more sweets!” We all make the same promise every year. The holidays are over; the parties are finished and with all that the promise of a detox or a new diet plan. However, the sweet tooth still craves that little something. The 3pm slump and the will power to decline the biscuit tin intensifies, you promised you would avoid snacking and wait for dinner. Introducing Slim Fruits! The sugar free, fat free, high fibre sweet.
The acacia-based pastilles launched in Australia in 2011 by Ferndale Confectionary and has been quoted as “ the sweet that is actually good for you” Slim fruits are available in two flavours , peach melba and rhubarb and strawberry. Slim Fruits launched in the UK in 2012 and are now available in Ireland.
So what are the benefits of these tasty pastilles? The evils of sugars have long been associated to the increase in obesity in Ireland; research shows that 1:3 people are on a permanent diet. Slim Fruits are sugar free and are made from acacia gum, which is soluble dietary fibre. This is an essential nutrient providing digestive benefits and aiding in weight management, as dietary fibre contains no calories.
Because the fibre contains no calories increased intake can help to contribute to a feeling of satiety without the guilty feeling. Satiety is the state of feeling full and consuming foods such as dietary fibre can help you to feel fuller for longer periods. This can help contribute to reabsorption, thus preventing spiking and subsequent fatigue dips.
So instead of letting that sweet tooth fool you into that 3pm “ just one bite” “feeling”, satisfy your sweet tooth with “the healthiest sweet on the market