Added sugar might be the unhealthiest ingredient in person’s diet. Consumed too much it may be a key factor in development of obesity and several major illnesses, including heart disease and diabetes.
It is not only ‘sugar’ written on labels. We have to learn and avoid also other types of added sugar –
🍬 barley malt
🍬 corn / rice / agave / maple / malt / sorghum syrup
🍬 beet / brown / coconut / cane / confectioner’s sugar
Be wise and do not let to fool you!
For bariatric patients 8g sugar in 100g of a product is maximum to consider the product healthy and consumable (read yogurt etc labels). Avoid highly processed foods with added sugars, focus on fresh foods with natural sugars instead.
Foods to choose: fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy.
Foods to avoid: table sugar, sodas, sugary juices, candies, cookies, honey, baked goods.