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!!!!
(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.