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This is an old post Ithat I found.
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 6/2/2012 (16:58)
Great information, thanks so much for helping me to get and maintain more health.
I don't know why they don't have a carb intake table on SP for those who would like to watch their carbs. I think it would be a good idea. They do have a team for those watching carbs I think. I am one who is watching carb intake too. I will be saving this. Thanks Shelly.
Edited by: SSBG198011 at: 2/23/2010 (09:43)
I'm saving this too...thanks, Shelly!
Gaye / Michigan
Living by Romans 6,7 & 8!
Great info. Yes this is a real eye opener. I knew I was probably eating more sugar hidden in foods than I am suppose, but I would have never guessed it was this much. Yikes!!!
This is a real eye opener!!! Who would a thought I was eating so much SUGAR everyday. As I try harder and harder to eat right I just keep learning more and more!
I wanted to track my sugar intake on my nutrition page here on Sparkpeople, so I looked it up on the internet. WOW what a surprise!!!
Ok, young lady....saving that one too. Goodness my file is growing! But that one WAS good. It is amazing how much sugar is in things we normally eat.
What I would like to see, is something telling how much sugar we consumed when I was a kid! 60 years ago, mom made ALOT of cake and cookies, JELLO with REAL sugar, there was NO sugar free back then. NO SKIM milk, I suspect we consumed even MORE then than today....would like to think that !
MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)
"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."
THIS INFOMATION CAME FROM THE INTERNET
How Much Should We Eat?
By Joy Bauer- Posted on Sat, Jun 24, 2006 Joy's Healthy Bite
by Joy Bauer a Yahoo! Health Expert for Nutrition
How much sugar should we eat? Probably less than you're currently eating. That's because it's hidden everywhere and adds up very quickly. Here's the scoop:
The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more than 8 teaspoons per day of added sugar based on a 2,000 caloriesper day diet. That's 32 grams if you're reading labels, and about 6% of your total calories for the day. Sounds like a lot, but believe me... it's not.
32 total grams sugar for 5 / 4 grams per teaspoon = 8 teaspoons added sugar/day
Not all sugar is created equal. Here's the whole story on the good and the bad.
* GOOD Sugars
These are the sugars that you don't need to worry about. They occur naturally in foods and also supply key nutrients. It's all good!
■Low-fat milk (skim milk, soymilk, 1% low-fat milk)
■Fresh and frozen fruits (apple, blueberries, orange, pineapple, strawberries, banana, cantaloupe, etc.)
■Most Vegetables (carrots, tomato, zucchini, broccoli, spinach, cucumber, etc.)
These are the sugars that you'll need to limit!
The following foods are typically loaded with sugar - I've only provided a small sampling, but you'll get the picture.
teaspoons of sugar
(1 teaspoon = 4 grams sugar)
* Everyday Products
Fruit Loops, 1 cup 3.75 teaspoons of sugar
Low fat, fruit-flavored yogurt, 6 oz. 7 teaspoons of sugar
Ketchup, 2 TB 2 teaspoons sugar
Pancake syrup, 1⁄4 cup 8 teaspoons of sugar
Foods that sound healthy, but are loaded with sugar!
Granola, 2/3 cup 4 teaspoons of sugar
Dried Fruit, 1 cup 21 teaspoons of sugar
Orange Juice/Apple Juice, 8 oz. 5.5 teaspoons of sugar
Soda (Coke, Sprite, etc.), 20 oz. 16 teaspoons of sugar
Snapple, Lemon Iced Tea, 16 oz. 11.5 teaspoons of sugar
* snacks & deserts
Balance/Power Bar 4.75 teaspoons of sugar
Frozen Yogurt, 1 cup 8.5 teaspoons of sugar
Restaurant Chocolate Cake, 1 slice 13 teaspoons of sugar
McDonald's Vanilla Shake, 21 oz. 24 teaspoons of sugar
* Movie Theatre Combo
Twizzlers (movie size) 6 oz. 17 teaspoons+ of sugar
Soda movie Large, 44 oz. 37 teaspoons of sugar
TOTAL = 54 teaspoons!!!
How It's Done...
I realize it's overwhelming to hear what you have to avoid. But please take at look at this sample day, it's reasonable and incorporates an appropriate amount of sugar (less than 8 unnecessary teaspoons for the day).
■Egg white omelet with chopped tomatoes
■whole wheat toast
■Coffee with 1 teaspoon sugar
Vegetable or lentil soup with mixed salad topped with grilled chicken strips and feta cheese (oil and vinegar dressing)
■Handful of almonds
■Turkey Burger on wheat bun
■2 TBs ketchup (2 teaspoons sugar)
■Sautéed Broccoli in olive oil and garlic
Sweet Snacks (choose only one):
■4 Hershey Kisses (3 teaspoons sugar)
■½ cup frozen yogurt = (4 teaspoons sugar) ■2 standard cookies (Oreos or Chips Ahoy) + glass of skim milk = (2 teaspoons sugar)
Edited by: GLITTERGIRL69 at: 2/23/2010 (18:20)