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Offline JC Spencer

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A good breakfast for children is important but what about the sugars?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 05:08:10 PM »
Most children do not get a good breakfast and those who eat cereal get harmful sugars.
The solution is to simply replace the sugar in the sugar bowl with trehalose.  They may use more sugar than normal but this time, it will be healthier for them. 

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Ways to cut back on harmful sugars.
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 01:29:29 AM »
Circulating on the internet are ways, similar to this, to cut back on sugar.  That list contained some good information but is edited here to be more helpful and healthful.

1. Instead of just eliminating harmful sugar in and on your foods, enjoy the health sugar trehalose with all the foods you sweeten. This is the easiest and most basic way to immediately reduce the amount of harmful sugar you�re eating. Biggest targets: cereal, coffee and tea.  Substitute trehalose for three reasons.  (1) Not only does trehalose satisfy your sugar crave on cereal, coffee, tea, or what ever you sweeten; (2) it is actually healthful; and (3) many people say it helps remove your sugar craving.

2. Don�t be fooled by �healthy sugar� disguises. Brown sugar, turbinado sugar, raw sugar � it�s all pretty much the same thing as far as your body is concerned.  TRUE.  May be a little better but trehalose is a lot better.

3. Make a real effort to reduce or eliminate processed carbohydrates. Most processed carbs � breads, bagels, most pastas and snacks � are loaded with flour and other ingredients that convert to sugar in the body almost as fast as pure glucose. That sugar gets stored and you get fat.

4. Watch out for �fat-free� snacks. One of the biggest myths is that if a food is fat-free it doesn�t make you fat. Fat-free doesn�t mean calorie-free, and most fat-free snacks are loaded with harmful sugar.

5. Shop for color. The more color in your grocery basket, the better. It usually means you�re getting more fresh vegetables and good fruits such as berries and cherries.

6. Become a food detective. This tip is from the wonderful author and nutritionist Anne Louise Gittleman, who adds that �To reduce sugar, you have to know where it is first.� Start reading labels.

7. Beware of artificial sweeteners. Unfortunately, they can increase cravings for sugar and carbohydrates. According to Gittleman, they also deplete the body�s stores of chromium, a nutrient crucial for blood-sugar metabolism.  Trehalose, according to many people, actually reduces your cravings for sweets.

8. Do the math. Look at the label where it says �total sugars� and divide the number of grams by four. That�s basically the number of teaspoons of sugar you are ingesting depending on the glycemic index of that sugar or how quickly it may metabolize.

9. Limit fruit. (Not �eliminate.�) Fruit has sugar, but it also has fiber and good nutrients. Just don�t overdo it.

10. Eliminate some fruit juices. Some juices are almost pure sugar with less fiber and less of the nutrients that are found in the fruit itself.

Yes, do what you can to reduce your harmful sugar intake and live to tell about it.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2008, 10:04:48 AM by JC Spencer »