Trying to cut back on sugar, but...

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Sep 24, 2014 12:36am
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I track my food intake every day on a pretty reliable app (waiting for Skimble to release one!!).
The app says my 'goal' for daily sugar intake is 88g. That seems like a lot, but it really adds up fast. I try to limit eating anything with added sugar like most cereals, ice cream, etc.
Even with that, I usually go over the 88g goal. I find that most of the time it's due to the fresh fruit I eat with breakfast and as snacks. Is this ok?? Any advice??
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Sep 24, 2014 5:17am
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Fruits are good but you have to watch out for the ones with high fructose content. They can spike sugar levels and the body actually has a bit of difficulty processing the fructose itself in high quantities and tends to store it as fat when it is consumed in excess. I recommend doing your own research on what kinds of foods you like but cutting out wheat and refined sugars should help a great deal as well as replacing certain sugars with stevia or other natural sweeteners.

This should explain the fructose content :
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/fructose-absorption-digestion-4553.html

Hope this was helpful,

Matt

26 Sep
Thanks Matt! Very helpful.
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