Friday, November 30, 2012

Ever more refined sugar



Just a reminder that sugar is in more foods than one could ever have imagined.
The first big problem is bread, one of the staples of modern diets
Some sugar is essential to activate the yeast.

But manufacturers often add extra to give the bread a crispy crust and make it taste sweeter.

Start Quote

Many items that you would normally think of as wholesome and savoury in fact contain hidden sugars”
Kieran FallonDentist
Ciabatta rolls don't have sugar listed in the ingredients, but what you eat it with often has sugar in it. 
Read the ingredients list on the mayonnaise and pesto and many cheeses and discover how many have sugar added. 

Most people do not imagine sugar would be in these.
Almost every meal you give a child or eat yourself will contain some sugar.
Many items that you would normally think of as wholesome and savoury in fact contain hidden sugars.
Look at some staples
Tomato soup is very popular with children and as a family meal but when you check the ingredients on the back you see that it contains sugar, and in fact it's quite a significant amount of sugar.



The same goes for many other types of soup, particularly tinned soup.
Our teeth are being subjected to an onslaught of sugar all day long.
What is useful is to keep all your sugar to mealtimes.
So if the kids want a sweet treat or some chocolate give them that as part of lunch or dinner 

And in between meals focus very clearly on avoiding anything that contains sugar.
Fresh whole fruit (not fruit juice) or cheese as snacks between meals.
But beware several processed cheese products mostly aimed at children. 

They have sugar added.
Lesson one in trying to stay healthy always read the label.

1 comment:

Blogger said...

New Diet Taps into Revolutionary Idea to Help Dieters Lose 15 Pounds within Just 21 Days!