Cortopassi wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:53 am
vnatale wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:48 pm
Cortopassi wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:14 pm
Sounds good. But you certainly know your first two no sugar items are destroyed by raisin sugar bombs?!
It is in the form of a natural sugar based in real food with all the benefits from a natural food. Pure sugar is just empty calories. And, Pugchief can tell us whether or not he believes eating sugar laden products promotes teeth decay.
Plus avoiding any foods that list sugar (or high fructose corn syrup or any other similar type sugar) leads to eliminating a lot of nutritionally inferior foods. Getting a "sugar" in the form of a pure food is obeying the principle of eating as much pure food as possible without all the additives put in so many foods.
I am NOT going to try and modify your diet, if it works for you, great!
Raisins, and other dried fruit are natural, sure, but the form just makes it crazy concentrated. If you eat ~1/4c raisins, that's about 30 grams of sugar and equivalent to about 72 raisins or 72 grapes.
Would a regular person who loves fruit eat 72 grapes at one sitting? Not sure, I don't eat them usually.
Divorce the thought of "sugar" in terms of how a diabetic views "sugar" of something to watch and control.
That is not and has never been my issue.
My issue is the sugar that gets added to an incredible amount of food, which is just empty calories. Plus, I WAS a sugaraholic. In my early 20s I was eating a pound of candy a day. Also in my 20s I could have a supper of a half gallon of ice cream. A business lunch could be an ice cream sundae. Clearly I had a problem with the overt sugar products.
After I stopped in 1985 eating anything that had "sugar" in the food label plus other overt sugar products when eating out.....my overall diet has been far more healthy. I'm not worried about raisins.
Also, in my 30s I had a few bouts with hypoglycemia. I first went to a doctor who recommended to me that I see a nutritionist. She explained to me that when I ate something like fake maple syrup on pancakes it was shooting my blood sugar way high and which would then rapidly decline. She stated that I should eat more complex carbohydrates which would gradually be pumping glucose into my system over a period of time rather than the quick shots (and then subsequent rapid decline) that the sugar laden products would. I do not believe I've ever had any adverse reactions to raisins, which would fit the definition of a complex carbohydrate as compared to that sugar laden fake maple syrup.
This sugar thing for me goes way, way, way back. I would add loads and loads of white sugar to Captain Crunch cereal!