Posts Tagged ‘blood sugar’

Sugar Part 2: The Many Names for Sugar Hiding on Labels and in Our Foods

Sugar consumption has grown exponentially in the last 40 years. The average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. This adds 350 calories a day. Replacing water, drinks of choice for many people are soft drinks, fancy “coffee drinks”, energy drinks and fruit juices and fruit drinks. Kids are driven to eating sweetened… Read the Full Article

Sugar! Part 1 Some facts

DID YOU KNOW: ->That table sugar (sucrose) is a disaccharide made from a blend of fructose and glucose? ->Glucose and fructose are metabolized differently? Glucose is the main fuel for the body. Insulin responds to glucose in the bloodstream. Fructose is metabolized by the liver and is treated more like a fat. Guess what High… Read the Full Article

Smores

Summer’s here! Campouts…sleepovers…backyard barbecues…. SMORES. Smores and campouts and barbeques go hand in hand. If Smores are a “gotta have it” on your menu, just keep in mind what’s in them and eat them in moderation. Here’s the scoop on Smores: Honey Grahams: Ingredients: Flour Enriched ( Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin… Read the Full Article

Sugar- A Consumer Awareness Article

I am always perplexed when I talk to people who say they put sugar on their grapefruit, dip their fresh strawberries in sugar, and add sugar to their cereal. We have lost touch with the true tastes of whole fresh foods. Many Americans consume 2-3 pounds of sugar each week compared to the end of… Read the Full Article

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are low in calories and most people are familiar with them. They come in many varieties and are most often served raw. They consist of 95% water but contain Vitamins K, C, A and B. They also contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, selenium, copper, magnesium zinc and iron. Eating the skin of the… Read the Full Article

How Do Carbs fit in The Zone?

Everywhere you turn these days, carbs are the buzz word. What exactly are carbs and what role do they play in nutrition? How do they factor into Zone nutrition? This article will help demystify carbs and explain how they fit into the Zone. Carbohydrates are a macronutrient the body uses for fuel. Not too far… Read the Full Article

Diabetes Seminar Misinformation

I recently had the opportunity to attend a seminar on Diabetes and the Diabetic Diet. I was amazed at the information, or I should say misinformation, that was presented. Misinformation: I learned that insulin was produced in the liver and stored in the pancreas. Reality: Insulin is produced in the pancreas, specifically in the islets… Read the Full Article