No-Added-Sugar April: Day 3, Bean & Corn Salsa. Then an afternoon bike ride.

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This recipe is super easy, just like I like it. Mix 1 can of drained corn with 1 can of drained & rinsed black beans. Add 1 cup (or more to taste) of picante or salsa. I used picante because I wanted a drier texture.

According to The American Heart Association women should eat no more than 6 tsp. of added sugar a day and men should eat no more than 9 tsp. a day. Instead, we should include natural sugars, such as those in fruit and veggies.

Excessive sugar consumption has links to several harmful health conditions, including: Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, & inflammation. Lowering the amount of sugar in the diet can help a person reduce their risk of these health conditions.

Replacing high sugar foods with healthful options can help a person get all of their essential vitamins and minerals without the added calories. It may also help you lose weight, if necessary. So try replacing that candy bar with an apple. I suggest Honeycrisp. They are crispy and just the right amount of not too sweet and not too tart. ­čśë

After my corn & bean salsa I was fueled up for an afternoon bike ride. We went to Rooster Front at Steele Creek Park. It was chilly enough that my eyes watered while I was riding but it was worth it. Getting outside and moving does a lot for my sunny disposition­čî×. And if there is water around that’s all the better!

Take care and Happy Easter tomorrow!

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