'Eating real food ...'

By whitetigress Latest Reply 2015-06-08 14:56:26 -0500
Started 2010-11-08 17:48:49 -0600

I have noticed that many of these so called "diabetic foods or no-sugar foods are more dangerous for us than real food.

Using Mrs. Butter worth's sugar free syrup as a perfect example: I looked up the ingredients and it contains sugar! Corn syrup is sugar. This "maple syrup" is actually dangerous! It contains sucralose or splenda (which contains chlorine), aspartame (which turns to wood oil in our brain), and it lacks any nutritional value. You are better off eating real maple syrup - just control your portions.

11 replies

onafixedincome 2015-06-07 21:20:03 -0500 Report

Well, I guess that's one advantage to being unable to use artificial sweeteners…I ALWAYS have to read the ingredients! Did you know that almost all kids chewable vitamins (the only ones I can use) have aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame K…

I can deal with sorbitol, but all the others are big trouble for me, especially aspartame (instant 3 day migraine).


GabbyPA 2015-06-08 14:56:26 -0500 Report

Sad, maybe. But in the long run, it's better you don't consume that stuff. Yes, that is all hidden is so much of our food. You really to have to look at it with great care. And while the HFC band wagon is getting a great deal of attention. We all need to see where they are hiding the artificial sweeteners...it's the way they get you addicted to the products. Scary.

sloane 2010-11-09 08:37:34 -0600 Report

That is why reading labels is so very important. Advertising and marketing does fool us sometimes.

GabbyPA 2010-11-18 20:25:49 -0600 Report

We need to read the ingredients as much as the nutritional values. I know when I started, I just looked for the carbs and the fiber...now I am reading everything. If it has more than 5 ingredients it is on my short list and if it has things in it that I know are GMO ingredients (mostly corn derivatives that you would never guess), it goes back on the shelf.

Like Stevia...you have to be careful with who makes it. I found out that corn is a base for Truvia, Purvia and Stevia in the Raw. So I use only Stevia Sweet Leaf and Sun Crystals, which is a blend of cane and stevia, but no other fillers. So read, read, read and understand those ingredients. It will creep you out once you start to realize what is in your foods.

GabbyPA 2010-11-09 07:35:52 -0600 Report

AMEN! This is so very true of so many processed foods. I recently watched Food Inc. and it is horrible. I mean, the movie is good at showing us some horrible stuff. There is another one coming out soon called Farmageddon that I saw a trailer for today. We are in need of some serious wake up calls. Convenience is killing us on many levels.

RAYT721 2010-11-08 18:06:50 -0600 Report

It is ironic to read your discussion here because I just got a book out of the library, "A Consumer Dictionary of Food Additives" which I have decided will help me write a thought provoking discussion/article on various harmful and desirable food additives (book lists more than 12,000) so stay tuned for that. I've only glanced at some of the entries in the dictionary and amazed by the many side effects from various ingredients that sound harmless enough when you read them on a list (nutritional labels). In reality the question is raised, "what is our food doing to us???"

GabbyPA 2010-11-09 07:42:32 -0600 Report

I just ordered mine. I am eager to see it. This is a great way to loose weight, these things make you afraid to eat anything. LOL

whitetigress 2010-11-08 18:23:24 -0600 Report

There is so much choice in "processed cuisine" in other words, "crapola", that it contributes to developing diabetes in the first place. Then, after the diagnosis, we are introduced to the "diabetic friendly cuisine" which is also "crapola" . Eat real, unprocessed food… before the diabetes develops. This will also help to reverse type 2 …

I will look for the book that you mention. Thanks Ray! :D