SUGAR AND TOTAL CARBS IN FOODS AND DRINKS. READ THE NUTRITION LABELS CAREFULLY!

ugeniac
By ugeniac Latest Reply 2011-11-29 08:43:08 -0600
Started 2011-11-28 09:43:23 -0600

LAST SUMMER, ON THE ROAD IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO,I SAW DRINKS THAT HAD AS MUCH AS 50+ GM.SUGAR/SERVING! WELCH'S GRAPE SODA HAD ABOUT THAT AMOUNT, THE MOST I'VE SEEN FOR SODAS.

OTHER FOODS AND DRINKS ARE WAY TOO HIGH, EVEN FOR A NON-DIABETIC:
ANYWHERE FROM 10-45 GM./SERVING! THESE INCLUDE YOGURTS FROM DANNON,ALL SORTS OF JUICES, AND DRY CEREALS, EVEN NON-FROSTED TYPES!

TRY TO FIND A BAKERY OR OTHER FOOD PLACE THAT HAS SUGAR -FREE OR REALLY LOW SUGAR PRODUCTS: SORBITOL IS THE ALCOHOL COUSIN OF SORBOSE. (ALL SUGARS END IN-OSE). LACROSE IS MILK SUGAR.

HOW ABOUT STARTING A COMPANY OR STORE THAT SPECIALIZES IN SUGAR FREE AND,OR, LOW SUGAR PRODUCTS, MAYBE USING SPLENDA AND,OR, TRUVIA, ETC.

I MADE A CRANBERRY MIX LAST WEEK USING TWO PACKS OF SPLENDA FOR A SMALL BAG OF CRANBERRIES. CAME OUT A BIT SWEET AND NOT CONCENTRATED ENOUGH IN CRANBERRY TASTE. NEED TO EXPERIMENT AGAIN.


4 replies

Mickey/CCHT
Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-28 20:27:22 -0600 Report

I know, right! It's crazy. I used to enjoy an occasional glass of oj or apricot nectaur, but not anymore! Might as well eat a candybar! YIKES!

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-11-28 21:36:41 -0600 Report

So eat an apricot instead. The fiber helps to slow down the processing of the fructose so you don't get as much of a spike.

MEGriff1950
MEGriff1950 2011-11-28 14:23:45 -0600 Report

Ugeniac, you have posted some good information. All juices except tomato have added sugar but it is the natural carbohydrates in these produts that are just as bad for us.
Sugar substitutes can be bad for some diabetics. Splenda spikes my BG badly.
While reading those lables don't forget to notice the sodium content. Ouch! Most importantly as others have been pointing out lately notice the size of the serving. Some 16 oz cans show that a serving size may be 6 or 8 oz etc. A small bag of chips, cookies or nuts may contain 2 or more servings.

ugeniac
ugeniac 2011-11-29 08:43:08 -0600 Report

Some good points. I rechecked some milks last night and found that SkimPlus had 16 gm/serving while Silk Plain only 6 and Silk Vanilla 8, while Lactaid had 12!

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