I find the question of how much sugar I am consuming to be more complicated than I expected. I have completely cut out the foods listed in the table (cakes, cookies, pie, candy). But I don't really know how to track sugar in other foods I eat. Since I'm told not to worry about slowly absorbed sugars such as those in fruits and vegetables, perhaps I don't need to count those? (And, as others have commented, I should start looking out for truly "hidden" added sugars like those added to ketchup and pasta?)
Or, I don't know, is it time to revisit the glycemic index and only choose foods that fall below a certain point on that index?
So confusing. Another, detailed, article on this topic would be welcome. Thanks!
- 3/14/2012 1:50:29 AM