Today's Daily Challenge Wednesday Mar. 12, 2014
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Learn about sugar alcohols in food.
How to do it
Visit the website of the American Diabetes Association at http://www.diabetes.org/foo... and learn about common sugar alcohols and their pluses and minuses.
Why it matters
Long gone are the days of just a few sugar substitutes - now food manufacturers have nearly a dozen sweeteners to choose from when creating their products. Becoming familiar with the names of the sweeteners can help you identify them on a nutrition label. Knowing their pros and cons allows you to make a more informed choice about your food.
The Archies' 1969 pop song "Sugar, Sugar" reached the top of the singles chart in four parts of the globe: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and South Africa.
- Roz D.PlantingLevel 278
In my opinion there are no pro's what so ever to any artificial sweeteners. I am so passionate about this that I almost cry when I see friends using it like water in their drinks or even worse in their childrens. Just for me, it causes seizures and totally debilitating vertigo. Fresh is best and the only way to go in our house.
- Brian R.Flourishing
- Jack D.Flourishing
Only a small problem here as we eat few processed foods . add a low sugar diet and yes I had a good read but fresh food has few if any labels
- Sally O.LeafingLevel 243
Interesting site. I'm of the school who doesn't add sugar (or salt) to 95% of my meals but if I buy a treat I'll get the full fat, full sugar version and eat a small amount. Mind you... today I made an apple turnover for breakfast. Two (small) apples stewed in microwave. flour, bran and oat bran, plus grapeseed oil, a dollop of honey and a splash of milk. I made that into dough folded it over the unsweetened apple and baked it. Then I ate the lot. Mind you, after a run with the dogs and an hour's digging in the garden I was ready for fuel.
- Lorraine B.LeafingLevel 67
Read the article and went a little further on the site as I have been using saccharin for as long as I can remember and I didn't see it mentioned in the article. I was pleased tofind that it was oneof five sugar substitute approved by the drug administration board. Well worth reading this information.
We actually eat very little packaged food these days as our focus is on fresh fruit and vegetables. Porridge and cereals are really the only things I buy and we look for low sugar and fat contenet.
Day 2 of our pact Lyn and a big thank you for the lovely encouragement. I was hoping to beat you to it but we had to leave at 6am to get to the hospital for Paul's op. this morning.
I am not sitting at the hospital as we don't know how long before there is news so I am back home staying near the phone and catching up on some de-cluttering jobs I wanted to do and will drive back to the hospital later.
- Gary S.PlantingLevel 153
I tend to consume very few processed foods these days. With a bit of planning, you can grow and process your own food, with only low, natural sugar consumption.