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CHLOEAGH
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4/9/13 2:53 P

I see. Thanks.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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4/9/13 2:35 P

But the number on the package doesn't mean much because it doesn't differentiate between natural and added sugar. Natural sugar (like the kind found in milk or fruit) is something we'd consider to be part of a healthy diet, but added sugar is something you'd want to try to avoid. So until those two numbers are split out on a label, the numbers are kind of deceiving.

Coach Jen



CHLOEAGH
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4/9/13 2:32 P

Why does it matter that it may not be listed on all packaging? You are able to track things that I have never heard of, let alone seen on a label. Almost every label I've seen, on the other hand, does have sugar listed.



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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4/9/13 12:52 P

Here's why you can't track sugar in your nutrition tracker:

www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=85


Coach Jen



CHLOEAGH
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4/9/13 11:32 A

I decided that I want to reduce my sugar intake and I would really like to be able to track sugar with my nutrition tracker. But it isn't available under the list of nutrients to track. I see sucrose and fructose and other sugars, but no blanket "sugar." Am I missing it or could this be considered?



 
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