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The Hunt for Hidden Sugar

How Much of the Sweet Stuff is Hiding Your Foods?


6/18/2016 2:24:49 PM

Great article. Sugar is in so many things these days, its is just terrible.
6/17/2016 9:23:04 PM

Thanks JRSTERN29. I finally got to see the FDA article.
6/17/2016 10:01:20 AM

JRSTERN29's SparkPage
I couldn't follow the link to the paper on the website, but with a little digging I found this article:
6/17/2016 6:11:25 AM

I think the FDA has new labeling requirements regarding sugar, separating natural and added sugar plus a single total. These are either only proposed or already passed and awaiting implementation. Of course it was opposed by food processors. Sounds like a great idea to me, especially since as a personal choice I avoid all artificial sweeteners and even stevia and the sugar alcohols. I've lived long enough to hear - "it's safe, it's safe, it's been tested...oops, it's not safe" Reducing my sugar consumption gradually has been and continues to be my plan.
6/1/2016 11:00:45 AM

KGOFISH01's SparkPage
I wish the big food companies wouldn't add sugar but let us do it on our own. Of course, then we wouldn't become addicted.. oh, I see. $$$$
5/19/2016 10:32:42 AM

Angel food cake is so light and fluffy that it seems to me a 4 ounce piece would be HUGE!
4/29/2016 9:50:56 AM

AKPIPER's SparkPage
I only use stevia as well.
4/28/2016 2:20:21 PM

NDCAROL's SparkPage
Really that much sugar in a ginger snap? The ones I've eaten are about an inch and a half across!

I've sworn off any of the artificial sugars and just use stevia, which to my knowledge is just dried juice.
4/28/2016 9:50:31 AM

BEAUDO2's SparkPage
Great info.
My question is as a diabetic, which is better real sugar or sweeter like Equal. Always wondered.
4/28/2016 9:05:32 AM

The link on the article for more information from the USDA considered "forbidden"
on the server? What gives? Am I the only one having this problem?
4/23/2016 9:49:26 AM

It's good to know that there are four grams in a teaspoon. I've always wondered.
4/14/2016 1:44:09 PM

7 tsp of sugar in a slice of angel food cake - so much for a healthy alternative
4/8/2016 8:38:04 PM

MSSZZBEE's SparkPage
I forgot all about this challenge tonight, when I shared a piece of Keylime Mango pie with my sister-in-law. I'll have to start again tomorrow.
4/1/2016 4:39:17 AM

HETTA1949's SparkPage
So pleased to see these articles on sugars and Diabetes. Information is invaluable. I will share it with my daughter, a diabetic. Of 5 years, and others.
2/6/2016 7:02:00 AM

This is good info for people NEW to dieting, they will remember it the rest of their lives, but, unfortunately, it still doesn't prevent you from eating it. Just not as much, during those times you go on one plan or another. There is a lot more to overeating than crying and pointing to sugar or carbs, the experts just don't "get" that. It's decades we have tried to stop overeating, before processed foods, people over ate.

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