Monday, April 18, 2016

Silent Sugar



We're working on cutting processed sugar from our diet, but there are foods that are marketed as "healthy" yet contain large amounts of hidden sugar.

How ‘Settled Science’ Helped Create A Massive Public Health Crisis

Product labels are worth reading. Common sense helps, too.

10 Comments:

At April 18, 2016 2:19 PM, Blogger LL said...

Go with the diabetic safe foods. Yes, they taste horrible, but it's a better measurement of sugar in food.

 
At April 18, 2016 2:32 PM, Blogger Jan said...

I remember once years ago buying jelly which is like 90% sugar and the label read NO CHOLESTEROL. I think reading what experts say is the most damaging to heath.

 
At April 18, 2016 2:56 PM, Blogger messymimi said...

Sugar is a white powder like so many drugs for a reason, because it is a drug.

 
At April 18, 2016 3:19 PM, Blogger cube said...

LL: That's a good way to satisfy your occasional sweet tooth, but for the rest of our food, we try to go for less preservative-laden foods and just go for something whole. I don't eat much meat, but fresh fruits and vegetables are big in my diet.

 
At April 18, 2016 3:23 PM, Blogger cube said...

Jan: It hurts me to say this, but I've listened to conventional science for too long without looking at the money flow. It hurts me to think this, but I think it's been dishonorable for a long time. Global warming just exposed the long term lie about scientists being bought for money. That just breaks my heart.

 
At April 18, 2016 3:30 PM, Blogger cube said...

Messymimi: In my freshman inorganic chemistry class I made a white powder drug ... ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID... aspirin considered by many to be a miracle drug. Some drugs are good.

I wonder why they use so much sugar in foods that we'd never even think would have sugar added in the first place.

 
At April 18, 2016 8:30 PM, Blogger Kid said...

I'll take natural sugar over the man made stuff. I'm not much into sweets though also. It's been years since I've ordered desert.

 
At April 19, 2016 8:45 AM, Blogger cube said...

Kid: I'm more of a fan of savory foods, but I wouldn't advise you to get between me and a New York cheesecake. The Greeks would call that my hamartia ;)

 
At April 19, 2016 11:20 AM, Blogger Sandee said...

Yes, and you need to check for sugar in everything because you'll find it. Going back to the old way of growing your own as when I was a kid would help. We just didn't have all the bad stuff. Things are so different now in terms of food.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

 
At April 19, 2016 11:36 AM, Blogger cube said...

Sandee: I totally agree. Check every label because you have no idea where there's added sugar.
It might be as crazy as sugar in a can of green beans. Who knew?

 

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