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Postby Ally » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:48 am

I have just read an article in this months Slimming about hidden sugars.....mm quite interesting.

The article claims that "white" carbos (bread, potatoes, pasta) convert to large amounts of sugar...get this...as much as 2 chocolate bars!!!! :shock: (What the...?). It recommends eating wholemeal pastas and breads, lentils, beans and brown rice as they are less starchy and "stodgy" carbos, as they contain far less sugar.

Here are the comparisons:
*the average choccie bar = 8 tsps of sugar
*small glass cranberry juice =9 tsps sugar
*2 slices white bread = 8 tsps sugar
*150ml low fat fruit yoghurt = 10 tsps sugar
*2 tbs tomato sauce = 2 tsp sugar


It certainly took me back a bit and has made me realise that just how much "hidden" sugars either naturally recurring or added is in our foods.

Just wanted to share with you all.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:49 am

thanks for that ally

its good sharing bits of info like that. i love tomato sauce!!! lol.
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Postby slimmindown » Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:58 am

I have coverted the bread, the pasta but I cant come at brown rice :roll: .Maybe i'm cooking it wrong. Just doesnt taste like rice to me,and I love rice. Oh well two out of three aint bad :?
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Postby Ally » Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:56 am

maybe just go onto the lower GI rices slimmin, such as bamati and there is another one, but I am not too sure what it is. Brown rice is more of a nutty flavour and it takes longer to cook than white rice. I always cooked it for the same amount of time as the white and Scott hated it, but when I actually read the directions (duh!) it takes a lot longer. We all like it now!! But it is a different taste. :mrgreen:
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Postby slimmindown » Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:03 am

I actually did buy some this morning Ally. Will give it another go :D Cooking it longer too 8) thanks for the tip :)
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Postby hushpuppy » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:19 am

Thanks for the info there Ally . It is very suprising the amount in most of the foods we eat
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Postby KimE » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:18 pm

You can also buy the quick cooking brown rice, however, it still has that nutty flavour and isn't like white rice.
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Postby Ally » Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:09 pm

Kim, I have seen the quick cooking brown rice, but unfortunately it doesn't come in "family friendly" packs..with the six of us I generally try to buy in bulk! It is a shame as I find the more they say something is good for you, the less it either seems to be available or it just doesn't suit large families!! Never mind......
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Postby KimE » Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:18 pm

Oh yeah I have only seen them in 1kg bags, I imagine you could go through that pretty quickly.
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Postby Ally » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:05 pm

Yeah we would, we use 3 cups of uncooked rice at a time!!!
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