Sugar: What Kinds to Eat and When
|Sugar: What Kinds to Eat and When||Darrell Miller||11/08/16|
November 08, 2016 07:09 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Sugar: What Kinds to Eat and When
You’ve made the decision to cut out sugars, but what does that mean now? Once we were told to focus on simple versus complex sugars, but today the question is whether the sugar you are eating is unrefined or processed. Unrefined sugars from whole foods still hold onto many of their other benefits, while processed foods have been stripped of their natural nutrients and turned into empty calories.
- All sugars are carbohydrates, known as "simple" carbs, since they're composed of just one sugar molecule.
- For instance, one gram of a cracker will contain four calories, but one gram of an orange contains about 0.2 calories, because the bulk of its weight is water and fiber.
- Although sugar is lower in total calories per gram than fat, it contributes mightily to a fatty frame.
"The label on a can of Pepsi reads 41 grams of carbs and 41 grams of sugar. This means that every single carbohydrate comes from sugar. The label on a package of plain oatmeal will read 18 grams of carbs and only one gram of sugar."