Shotgun FOOD Challenge No. 6

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Shotgun Food Challenge No. 6

Avoid foods that have some sort of sugar (or sweetener) listed in the top 3 ingredients.

Labels are required to list their ingredients by weight.  Therefore, if a product has more sugar than the other ingredients — that’s too much sugar!

To complicate things, food science has created over 40 kinds of sugar:
Barley malt
Beet sugar
Barley rice sugar
Cane juice
Corn sweetener
Dextrin
Dextrose
Fruit juice concentrate
Glucose
Sucrose
Turbinado sugar

And the list goes on!

REMEMBER:  SUGAR IS SUGAR.
ORGANIC SUGAR IS SUGAR TOO!

As for noncaloric sweeteners such as aspartame or Splenda, research suggests that switching to artificial sweeteners DOES NOT PROMOTE WEIGHT LOSS for reasons not yet well understood.

I personally have found that eating artificial sweeteners makes me crave more sweet things and food in general.  Once I shut the sugar switch off (real sugar and artificial), the cravings subside dramatically.  And, REAL FOOD starts tasting sooooo much better.  

Try it!

EAT REAL FOOD.
NOT TOO MUCH.
MOSTLY PLANTS.

Source:  “Food Rules;  An Eater’s Guide” by Michael Pollan
More good reads:  Gary Taubes:  Sugar Is Responsible for More Deaths Than Tobacco

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