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    56 names for sugar the food industry uses to hide how much is in their products

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    Jan1
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    56 names for sugar the food industry uses to hide how much is in their products

    Post by Jan1 on Sun May 01 2016, 11:06

    "Brown rice syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, agave nectar, ethyl maltol, fruit juice concentrate - no matter what the label says, it’s all added sugar. Some are worse for you than others, though

    Sugar is not always conveniently labelled as “sugar” in a food product’s ingredients list. The food industry comes up with other names for sugar that don’t seem so bad - think “brown rice syrup” or “organic raw sugar” - to hide the real amount of added sugar in their products, says Dr Robert Lustig, Professor of paediatrics at the University of California and author of Sugar Has 56 Names: A Shopper’s Guide.

    Here are the names (Note: * = contains fructose, or what Lustig calls “alcohol without the buzz”. Fructose, he says, causes seven times as much cell damage as does glucose, because it binds to cellular proteins seven times faster; and it releases 100 times the number of oxygen radicals, which kills everything in sight.)"


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    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-beauty/article/1937818/56-names-sugar-food-industry-uses-hide-how-much-their

    Also here
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/56-names-for-sugar
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    Re: 56 names for sugar the food industry uses to hide how much is in their products

    Post by Derek on Sun May 01 2016, 14:57

    Hi Jan,
    Re: fructose
    Do you eat apples? Is there too much fructose? Half an apple lifts my BG.

    How many rasps and blue berries do you guys have?
    thanks
    Derek

    @Jan1 wrote:"Brown rice syrup, corn syrup, dextrose, alnectar, ethyl maltol, fruit juice concentrate - no matter what the label says, it’s all added sugar. Some are worse for you than others, though

    Sugar is not always conveniently labelled as “sugar” in a food product’s ingredients list. The food industry comes up with other names for sugar that don’t seem so bad - think “brown rice syrup” or “organic raw sugar” - to hide the real amount of added sugar in their products, says Dr Robert Lustig, Professor of paediatrics at the University of California and author of Sugar Has 56 Names: A Shopper’s Guide.

    Here are the names (Note: * = contains fructose, or what Lustig calls “alcohol without the buzz”. Fructose, he says, causes seven times as much cell damage as does glucose, because it binds to cellular proteins seven times faster; and it releases 100 times the number of oxygen radicals, which kills everything in sight.)"


    Story here
    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-beauty/article/1937818/56-names-sugar-food-industry-uses-hide-how-much-their

    Also here
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/56-names-for-sugar
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    Re: 56 names for sugar the food industry uses to hide how much is in their products

    Post by Jan1 on Mon May 02 2016, 18:14

    Hi Derek
    Apples are not on my menu plans that often, because they do send Eddie's BG numbers up!

    However, low carb fruits like raspberries, strawberries, blackberries are fine and we enjoy a small bowlful (dessert dish) with some double cream.
    Blueberries too are ok.
    Kiwi fruit is another fruit that can be tolerated in small amounts.

    It really is a case of test is best to see what your tolerances are.

    Hope this helps ...

    Don't know if any other members have any views on this too?

    All the best Jan
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    Re: 56 names for sugar the food industry uses to hide how much is in their products

    Post by chris c on Mon May 02 2016, 22:45

    A friend will eat an apple occasionally - WHILE she is walking. I can get away with half an apple occasionally in the evening when my IR is lowest, but frankly why bother? Blueberries or strawberries are much more doable - but as Jan says, test because different people have significantly different responses to different fruit.

    Whatever you do though, DON'T eat a "diabetic breakfast" of a bowl of oatmeal with a banana, a slice of toast with low fat spread and no-sugar-added marmalade, and a glass of no-sugar-added orange juice.

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