In order to make up for the flavor loss in the ‘no/low fat’ version you will see companies pepper their treats with sugar to improve the overall taste. Sugar and sugar alcohols hurt your digestive track, lead to sugar jitters, and make you feel sluggish all day long. Look at what high glycemic foods do to you and you’ll quickly understand the need to avoid these treats. A side effect of ditching these pastries will also be that you have nicer skin without the surplus of sugar in your diet.
It’s hard to turn down a box full of beautiful doughnuts when you stumble across them the first thing in the morning, but you probably should. Doughnuts are full of sugar both inside and outside and are made of processed white flour. Doughnuts in your diet will lead to a rise in blood sugar, increased hunger in a shorter period of time, and even diabetes in severe cases. If you want to have those easy to eat pastries then opt for for the gluten free, wheat based ones with a healthy protein as an additive. They still aren’t great but they can be a little bit better for you.
Indulge in this instead: a slice of whole-grain toast topped with cinnamon.