We are by no means a complete no sugar household but I have definitely become more aware of sugar content as Josh’s requests for ‘treats’ become more frequent.
Once I have that gauge of approx. 4g of sugar per teaspoon I work out the ‘badness’ from that. I think I have mentioned before that I love baking and now in turn Josh loves ‘making’. This is turning into a weekly activity so with most things we bake there is sugar but for some reason I can justify this in my head more than chocolate. I like that he sees the process of making something and getting the tasty result at the end. We do speak about sugar being bad for his teeth but in it goes regardless!
However I it can be tricker to judge sugar on some products. When Glenisk sent me their new products they highlighted the fact we should all be watching out for.
In the course of developing the new Bio Live Reduced Sugar range, Glenisk uncovered persistent confusion among consumers regarding the role of sugar in the diet and, crucially, the difference between naturally occurring milk and fruit sugars.
“We are sometimes asked if we can produce a ‘sugar-free’ yogurt, but as both milk and fruit contain naturally occurring sugars, that is not possible”, said Vincent. “What we focus on instead is ensuring firstly that we have a good range of no added sugar yogurts – and dramatically reducing the added sugar in those that do. We never use artificial sweeteners and we never will.”
So whilst you may see x grams of sugar on the list it is where the sugars are coming for that is key. Here is an interesting video to explain more
Orla Walsh is a super nutritionist that I follow on all the social media platform too and she put up this handy info graphic recently too explaninf about ‘added sugars’ which are the devils to watch out for.