Saturday, May 10, 2008

Day 40-Nutritional Bite

Reading the amount of sugar on food labels is a critical skill if sugar reduction is your goal. The USDA suggests the daily recommended intake for added sugar should be less than 47 grams. Most foods have added sugars; thus, 47 grams will add up quickly. The link below also mentions serving sizes, daily recommended values, etc...
http://content.scholastic.com/content/collateral_resources/pdf/a/afhg_reading_food_labels_101.pdf

Sugar Preacher's Experience

As I cook by scratch, I know exactly the added ingredients in my foods. Also, I have learned to use alternative sugars in my recipes such as applesauce, brown rice syrup, and maple syrup. The game is more complex at the grocery store. I spend more time reading food labels and making sure there is no added sugars. However, if you are not eliminating all sugars just reduce to less than 47 grams.

1 comment:

Meg said...

I have been a nutritional counselor for over 50 years. You only should eat natural sugars from fruits and honey. Especially, avoid artificial sugars like aspartame which the commercial name is Nutrasweet and monosodium glutamate. These are deadly poison chemicals and contain formaldehyde. They are guaranteed to give you cancer if you use them long enough. They are in most packaged goods except those labeled natural or organic