2-1300 Simple Sugars


 
The Standard American Diet (SAD) includes ________ of a cup of sugar per day.
 
Sugar comes into our diet in many _____________, prepared foods.
 
“Added” sugar is not _______________ from the sugar that naturally occurs in food on the nutrition label.
 
There are many names for sugar used in ingredient lists including [name three] (1)____________ (2)___________ (3)____________ and many other names.
 
Simple sugars enter the bloodstream ___________ and give you a quick energy rush.
 
Our body’s mechanism to keep our blood sugar at safe levels is to trigger ________ but the problem is that it brings the sugar down too ______ and too far. You end up feeling tired, __________ and weak.
 
The desire is to eat more simple sugar and blood sugar levels go ____ again.
 
Whole plant foods have __________in them that helps to get the sugar [from unrefined carbohydrates – sugars] into your bloodstream at a ______, steady pace.
 
A better choice for a sweet taste would be ________.
 
There is a lot of simple sugar in many foods. Which example surprised you the most?
 
You can still have your favorite desserts but they should be eaten infrequently on __________ occasions.
 

 

AMOUNT

FOOD ITEM

TEASPOONS

12 oz

Soft Drink

8-11

1 cup

Jello Pudding

6

2 tbsp

jam/jelly

10

1 serving

Cheesecake Factory cheesecake

9

1

Clif Bar Crunchy PB

10

1

marshmallow

1 1/2

1/2 cup

Del Monte fruit cocktail in heavy syrup

6

1/2 cup

Del Monte fruit cocktail in lite syrup

5

1

Krispy Kreme glazed donut

5 1/2

1 cup

chocolate milk

6 1/2

1

single dip empty ice cream cone

5 1/2

 

 

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