They did not clarify whether this amount was total sugars you should eat or added sugar. I am trying for no added sugar in my diet, but I still eat lots of fruit and dairy. This probably raises my daily sugar intake above 6 tsp.
Two things: First: Agree video should have given the equivalency of grams to teaspoons re sugar. Second: Disappointed SparkPeople allows me to include sugar grams per food BUT not to show in daily totals.
Here's a great article from American Heart Association on Sugars and Carbs: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHea lthy/NutritionCenter/HealthyDietGoals/ Sugars-and-Carbohydrates_UCM_303296_Ar ticle.jsp
1/30/2014 4:39:28 AM
It's impossible to avoid sugar. It's in almost everything whether natural or added. Personally I hate sweet things and avoid things with added sugar or artificial sweeteners. It makes it easier to avoid considering that aspartame causes some horrid side effects for me (headaches & constipation to name a couple of the worst). Fresh fruits are my go-to when I DO crave something sweet.
I don't add regular sugar to my food. However, the hidden sugar in food is kicking my butt. My glass of OJ this morning had 22 grams of sugar. I read the labels and try to make good choices but I don't see how I will be able to cut sugar completely. Even my apples and bananas have a lot of sugar, yet fresh fruit is good for me. I'll keep trying but I have a feeling its an uphill battle.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.