Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
CATHWREN SparkPoints: (55,595)
Fitness Minutes: (2,831)
Posts: 922
12/12/12 7:13 P

Thanks Russell, I don't drink pop or eat cereal and I don't remember the last time I added sugar to something so I'm ahead of the game there. I also read labels and try to keep the sugars number fairly low. I asked the question because I didn't know what was a reasonable number for the labeled sugars. Everyone has been so helpful with my learning more.

)O( )O( )O( )O(
RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
12/12/12 7:02 P

If you cut out added sugar, and read some labels, you can cut sugar down easily. Pop, and sugary cereals are where you get major sources of sugar. Also cut out any processed foods in boxes, or containers. Premade food needs to have preservatives, and salt, or sugar keep them from spoiling while the sit on the shelf.

"We can't solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them "

- Albert Einstein

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

- Henry Ford
SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,020
12/12/12 6:54 P

One teaspoon of granulated white sugar is equal to about 4.2 grams.

If you are buying a bottle of cola with 44 grams of sugar, you would divide 44 by 4.2 which is equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar

CATHWREN SparkPoints: (55,595)
Fitness Minutes: (2,831)
Posts: 922
12/12/12 12:52 P

Thanks for the quick responses and for the article link. There is so much to know to be healthy. It is like going back to school.

)O( )O( )O( )O(
TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
12/12/12 9:07 A

You might also find this article helpful as well --

The Hunt for Hidden Sugar
How Much of the Sweet Stuff is Hiding Your Foods?

Coach Tanya

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (83,712)
Fitness Minutes: (77,935)
Posts: 3,510
12/11/12 8:49 P

4g of sugar is a teaspoon.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
CATHWREN SparkPoints: (55,595)
Fitness Minutes: (2,831)
Posts: 922
12/11/12 8:25 P

I was just watching the sugar video on SP and it talks about limiting yourself to a certain number of teaspoons of sugar per day and to read label but how do I know how many grams of sugars equals a teaspoon?

)O( )O( )O( )O(
Page: 1 of (1)  

Other Diet and Nutrition Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Working overnight, foods for blood sugar? 6/1/2014 2:14:03 AM
Nutrition Tracker 6/17/2014 5:27:32 PM
Foods with iodine 9/1/2014 11:02:35 AM
Water makes me sick 9/29/2014 6:38:47 PM
Nursing- losing weight too fast? 9/20/2014 3:56:55 PM