here is our attempt to plan healthy meals for our families.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hidden Sugars, again
As I wrote before, it is the hidden sugars, the sugars called by other names, that make dramatically limiting sugar so challenging. They are everywhere. We know not to eat Skittles. But Salsa? Why would anyone put sugar in salsa?
These following terms represent added sugars:
brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, high
fructose corn syrup, invert sugar, maltose, malt syrup, molasses, sugar,
Here is an info graphic about Sugar Consumption.
I had told my sister a few months ago that when I ate sugar, I noticed
my arms and legs were achy. On this info graphic, they list "aching
limbs" as being tied to sugar consumption. Hhmmm.
When I start to feel weak, like I really don't need to be worried about all this sugar my family is eating, I just look for inspiration. Sarah Wilson is at the top of my list. I don't remember how I found her, but I am glad I did. Her approach is kind but no nonsense. I have bought both her e-book and her e-cookbook. They are both worth the money.
I think the best answer is to make all your own food. I am learning that we just can't trust the food industry or the government. I don't want to sound like a paranoid woman. But I just keep seeing that very few people out there are looking out for the health of my family. I must do it. I must read every label. I must bake and stir and grow and freeze and can and dry and mix and puree, as much as I am able.