Originally posted by bluloa
Hmmm ... there is sugar in confectionaries? We better inform the press!!!
Seriously though ... natural or not; how do you plan to make a sugarless jelly bean? Sugarless skittles? really? Sugarless non-diet soda?
I mean stuff that actually tastes good, and doesn't have aspartame.
They have made leaps and bounds with some stuff, like diet mountain dew, they do have some sugarless candies or use splenda or whatever that
calorie-less sugar is.
In fact, Sugar is naturally occuring.
Here, let me drop this site on you, for your to realize it isn't as bad as you think:
How Much Sugar in Fruit?
What you need to be concerned with, more than anything ... is teaching yourself, and your family ... moderation. That is right, (nearly*) all
things are fine, in moderation. (*I don't suggest hitting your head against a wall in moderation)
The reason why some of those things are considered 'healthy' (healthful, would be the accurate term), is because of the vitamins and minerals put in
it. And the stuff on that board, MOST of it is not considered healthful ... the cereal, yes, and I see nothing wrong with 'sweetening' the deal.
I put sugar on my cereal my self, if it isn't sweetened, I see no worries ... Ever made kool-aid? I don't recall parents complaining about the
amount of sugar they personally put in that 3 decades ago (which was quite a lot, even for me, a sugar junkie).
Getting upset because you never properly read a label, or understood the base of a product (hint, most hot wing/buffalo sauce is hot sauce,
, and seasoned to taste (garlic, etc)).
As Arolexion stated ... sugar itself isn't a problem ...
it comes down to our eating culture, and currently, carbs are insanely readily available in mass quantities and relative low cost; add to the
addiction of fried foods and fast foods and you see our epidemic. You should be more wary about how much starch you and your family consume, than how
If you didn't realize M&Ms and confections in general were sugary, then you will be shocked at the amount starch you consume a day, in all the
various forms it meets you ...
Foods That Contain Starch
If you eat 'smart' ... as in, consume a balanced nutrition intake for the day ... get all the vitamins and minerals you need, enough protein and
fat ... and the rest of the calories in starch/sugars ... while also keeping to at least a minimum amount of physical activity in your day ... you
will be fine.
If you sit around eating pasta and jelly beans all day, while the most activity you have is moving from your chair to the 'throne'; you have more
than just diabetes in your future to worry about.