I thought of the person who posted asking for diet suggestions this morning when I ran across this.
SWEET LOWDOWN By Chef Lizzie
heard it once, you've heard it 1,000 times-sugar is bad for kids' teeth,
weight, and long-term health. It's easy to identify obviously sugary foods
such as candy and ice cream. But most sugar comes from hidden sources,
including drinks (such as sweetened fruit juice and sports drinks), snacks
(fruit gummies, toaster pastries, and some flavored yogurts), and many
breakfast cereals. Try these tips to help your kids cut back on their sugar
intake: Sub in water. Help each kid in your family cut out one glass of
juice, sports drink, or soda per day. Replace it with a glass of water.
After a couple days, replace two sweet drinks with water. Check the labels.
When you buy juice, make sure the bottle or can says "no sugar added" and
"100% fruit juice"-these are the healthiest and most natural juices. Also
look for (and skip) juices that say they have cane crystals, corn syrup,
maltose, dextrose, sucrose, and fructose. Those are all words for sugar.
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Answer by hellokittykat at 6:47 PM on Jul. 6, 2013
As a diabetic I always look at total carbs, and fiber. 15 g of carbs is one serving, but fiber reduces the carbs. If a food has 5g of fiber or more you can subtract that amount of carbs. Eat the most amount of carbs in the morning. As a diabetic I need to aim for no more than 3 servings at one time. This comes from my nutritionist.
Answer by musicmaker at 7:11 PM on Jul. 6, 2013
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