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Sweet Sugar Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sweet Sugar.

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All About Artificial Sweeteners

Do you feel like you are surrounded by sweets? Cookies, ice-cream, candy, soda and other sugary treats are everywhere, along with the extra calories and simple carbohydrates they contain. For people with diabetes and those trying to cut calories and...  Read more

Sweet Swaps: Baking with Sugar Substitutes

If you’re seeking to reduce your caloric intake, then sugar substitutes are worth a look. Sweeteners like sucralose and stevia are 200 to 600 times sweeter than granulated cane sugar, and they contain 0 to 5 calories per 1 g serving. When used...  Read more

Breaking Your Sugar Addiction

That white, powdery substance just makes you feel good. You can't get it off your mind, and you keep coming back for more. The more you have it, the more you want it! But even when you try to stay away from it, it finds ways to sneak into your li...  Read more

What Are Sugar Alcohols?

If you spend any time looking at nutrition labels, you’ve probably noticed some intriguing ingredients in sweet foods that are touted as diet-friendly, sugar-free, low-carb, or even formulated for people with diabetes. One ingredient, known as...  Read more

Eating with Diabetes: Desserts and Sweets

I’d be willing to bet that most everyone has been told—and therefore believes—that people with diabetes cannot have any sugar and are resigned to living without dessert for the rest of their lives. Well, as a Certified Diabetes Educ...  Read more

Really disgusted, thought would have no sugar, l
Updated 9/29/2016 9:36:52 AM

Really disgusted, thought would have no sugar, low carb, & counting calories, did yest., I can't keep that up, going to count calories, didn't even lose anything from the day with no added sugar, & deprivation. Feel like NOT watching anything ...  Read more

I miss sugar #prediabetes
Updated 9/29/2016 8:01:33 AM

I miss sugar #prediabetes...  Read more

Sorry, sugar cannot be tracked here. A main reason
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Sorry, sugar cannot be tracked here. A main reason is because sugar is not a required item on food labels yet so the info would be incorrect & misleading. See this FAQ for more detail: http://www.sparkpeople.com/community/hel
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Is there any way to track sugar intake on this app
Updated 9/29/2016 12:23:10 PM

Is there any way to track sugar intake on this app? I'm counting carbs and trying to keep track of sugar intake as well. Thanks!...  Read more

NSV - No sugar x 3 weeks. Down 7.8!!!
Updated 9/28/2016 5:37:01 PM

NSV - No sugar x 3 weeks. Down 7.8!!!...  Read more

Sugar leads to increases in Triglyceride Levels

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry has officially stated that diets high in carbohydrates, especially sugar, lead to increases in triglyceride levels. To lower triglyceride levels remove the following foods from your diet: sweets, sugar...  Read more

Some things to help lower blood sugar

Cherries are als foods that lower blood sugar.Avocado contains fiber to help slow down blood sugar increases when added to a meal.Eat small slices of avocado through the day to balance blood sugar.Sweet Potatoes will digest slowly. Sweet Potatoes hav...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

When Your Sweet Tooth Strikes, What Do You Reach For?

Most days, right around 3 or 4 o'clock, they spring up out of nowhere. Others are surprised by them at night, usually in the few hours before bed. They come without warning and you can't really explain why they're there. Sugar cravings&md...  Read more

High Fructose Corn Syrup Won't Become Corn Sugar

The Corn Refiners Association petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) several years ago requesting a name change for high fructose corn syrup. According to the Association, the change was to alleviate confusion about the ingredient. Ho...  Read more

Sweet, Sweet Sugar

I used to have an addiction. Well, I used to have a few, but that's a whole other story. This addiction was to soft drink (soda or pop in the US). Pepsi Max was my drug of choice and I had a LOT of it. On any given day I was drinking upwards of 3 lit...  Read more