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"I am trying to limit my intake of added sugar...is there an standard accepted amount of daily added sugar that is considered not harmful?"
Q: I am trying to limit my intake of added sugar. So if I am counting sugar grams from the nutritional labels, should I bother counting the sugar grams from fresh fruit? For example, if a half cup of fresh blueberries have 8 grams of sugar, should I include that in my daily log since the sugar is naturally occurring fructose? I know I should avoid all added sugar, but is there an standard accepted amount of daily added sugar that is considered not harmful? Thank you. A: Thank you for reaching ou...
I have 2 questions: 1. Is sugar intake linked to cancer? 2. Does gluten cause inflammation in a person without gluten sensitivity- If so, is this linked to cancer?
Thanks for your question - I think this speaks a lot to people who are very worried about “getting cancer” from something in the diet. As with most things, the research can vary place-to-place, food-to-food, etc. One thing to keep in mind is that there are a variety of catalysts that lead to increased cancer risk. We know most of them (smoking, genetics, excessive alcohol intake, just to name a few), but it is very hard to discern foods - well, because we do not just eat ONE food o...
Don't know if my previous question went through, if it did, please disregard this one. I know that I shouldn't be adding anymore sugar to my diet, but I love my coffee sweetened. I see some store products like Blue Agave, Stevia, and Monk Fruit in the store. Are any of these healthier than Sugar, or should I stick with my two packets of sugar?
Greetings! Great question. I did not get a previous one, so thanks for resubmitting! Coffee is a way people can sneak in a lot of hidden calories without even counting them, especially when prepared at home (as opposed to a cafe or coffeehouse). With ½ & ½, cream, sugar, etc., one could really tally up the calories! So, if you think you are getting plenty of sugar and fat, this is a great place to start cutting/reducing these empty calories. The moral of the sugar story is th...