Mr. Miles, one of our subscribers, saw our sugarway post and asked us if there are delicious treats that can replace Subway cookies but still have a sweet taste. To answer that question, we taste tested two desserts to see if they could replace this sweet treat.
The first treat we tried is the chocolate graham cracker ice cream cake. It is made out of chocolate graham crackers and any sugar free whipped cream. Together, it adds up to nine grams of sugar ( that is 50% less sugar than the subway cookie).
Another treat is the creamy caramel crunch cake. All you need to make it are caramel rice cakes, low fat (or sugar free) whipped cream, and sugar free caramel sundae sauce. This treat adds up to 3 1/2 grams of sugar! That is around 75% less than the subway cookie.
This just goes to show that you can find an alternative to a sugary dessert that is not as sweet but is good to eat.
Written by Emilie M., Angela X., and Penelope V.
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A new app could change what we eat.
A new app has come out on the app store called Sugar Rush. By scanning the barcode on a food item, it will tell you the natural and added sugars that are in that food. The one downside of the app is that it measures in teaspoons instead of measuring in grams.
Also, if you shake your device it will search for a random food item almost instantly. This could be useful beacause if you were curious about sugars in foods, then learning is just one shake away.
After testing this app we have noticed a slight difference in the amount of sugar shown on the app versus shown on the label, but if you want to quickly find the rough amount, it is a great tool to use.
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ThinkThin is a High Protien Bar with no sugar…..Almost.
ThinkThin High Protien Bars have 20 grams of protien and 0 grams of sugar. But this bar has 23 total carbs. 11 grams of those carbs are sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohol is not alcohol. It is a type of sweet carbohydrates.
Sugar alcohol is better for you than sugar, and in some cases studies has been shown to have health improvements.
“A national embarrassment . . . a betrayal of the diligent work of nutrition scientists, and a willful sacrifice of public health on the altar of profit for well-organized special interests.”
That’s just one of the responses to the 2015-2020 diet rules for Americans. The guidelines are put into five main areas.
- Follow a healthy eating pattern across the lifespan. Eating patterns are the combination of foods and drinks that a person eats over time.
- Focus on variety, nutrient-dense foods, and amount.
- Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats, and reduce sodium intake.
- Shift to healthier food and beverage choices.
- Support healthy eating patterns for all.
These dietary rules are said to be based on scientific fact, but other food scientists are countering that by saying they are too vague or that they don’t make sense. The guidelines also state that less than 10% of your daily intake of calories should come from added sugars and 10% should come from saturated fats.
It is said that the average American should consume:
- A variety of vegetables, including dark green, red and orange, legumes (beans and peas), starchy and other vegetables.
- Fruits, especially whole fruits.
- Grains, at least half of which are whole grains.
- Fat-free or low-fat dairy, including milk, yogurt, cheese, and/or fortified soy beverages.
- A variety of protein foods, including seafood, lean meats and poultry, eggs, legumes (beans and peas), soy products, and nuts and seeds.
- Oils, including those from plants: canola, corn, olive, peanut, safflower, soybean, and sunflower. Oils also are naturally present in nuts, seeds, seafood, olives, and avocados.
That is a basic idea of the new American dietary guidelines. Click here for a link to the guidelines in full. Comment what you think the new guidelines are: too vague, or just right?
By: Thomas K.
Edited by: Rohan K.
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Starving for some M&Ms? Or do you want some Skittles instead?
What most people don’t know is that they shouldn’t eat either! They are both very high in sugar. There are 22 grams of sugar in just 1 ounce of Skittles! 2 more grams of sugar, and your done for the entire day.
M&M’s have 18 grams of sugar per ounce. They do have less sugar than Skittles, but still have a lot. Eat both of those together, and you’ve gone 16 sugar grams beyond what you’re supposed to eat in day!
By: Nikolai S.
Edited By: Rohan K.
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Sometimes you are in the mood for pudding but you have to choose between sugar free pudding or regular pudding.
If you think there is no difference between the two and you pick regular pudding, you are making a mistake. A regular 3.7 ounce chocolate pudding has a somewhat amazing 17.8 grams of sugar. That’s almost ruins your day of sugar. If you chose sugar free pudding, you would have consumed 0 grams of sugar.
If I had the choice, I think I would choose sugar free pudding.
by Mitchel R. and Jaques L.
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There is reason why milk chocolate is so sweeeeeet, while dark chocolate is bitter.
Everyone knows that chocolate bars contain a lot of sugar. But have you figured out which chocolate―dark or milk―is better? Well, one ounce of milk chocolate contains 14.6g of sugar. The size of one ounce is even smaller than a regular milk chocolate bar!
For dark chocolate, one ounce contains 6.8g of sugar.
Still not a small amount, but surely better.
By: Grace K.
Still not convinced that sugars are in everything? Then watch this video.
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You know that tasty cereal you have every day?
Well, you’d better think twice before you dip your spoon in that sugary mix! Because if you eat one of the top 10 least nutritious cereals, you have to change your diet, especially if you are trying to change your diet. Most of these cereals are made of approximately 39 % sugar! Ever wondered how much sugar is in your breakfast? Well, here’s your answer; most the cereals that actually sell well are one of the most unhealthiest breakfast’s made, so, you better think twice before you shove a spoonful of sugar down your throat!
#top10healthiest #top10unhealthiestcereals #forkids
By: Luke S.
Do you know what a life hack is? A life hack is simple change that you can do to make your life easier. But have you heard of a sugar life hack? This post is going to tell you how 5 simple sugar life hacks that will help you change your life for the better!
1. Go Natural
Going natural is a awesome way to lower your sugar intake for everyday meals. Usually non-natural foods have more sugar that natural foods. And if it is the other way around, then you still have to remember that the sugar in a natural food has natural sugar.
2. Know Your Portions
Knowing your portion size is something that everyone should know. A lot of times companies would tell you how much sugar in one serving of a certain food. But what people often forget is how many servings you eat. For example, one gummy bear has 1.3 grams of sugar. But you need to remember, your probably not going to eat only one gummy bear. You are probably going to eat at least 10 – 15 gummy bears. That’s 10-20 grams of sugar right there.
3. Compare Foods
Comparing foods is often a very helpful thing to do. I know this because I researched applesauce for a post. Than I found out that one brand of applesauce had more sugar than another. This shows that comparing foods is often a lifesaver when it comes eating less sugar.
4. Lower It Gradually
Lowering your sugar gradually is the way to go! If you gradually lower sugar than it more likely to be able to eat less sugar without craving it too much. For example if you usually have dessert two times a day after lunch and dinner, try only having one serving of dessert. Most people try to stop eating sugar at all. But that’s not the right way to go. So remember lower it gradually!
5. Clean Out Your Pantry
Do you have tempting foods in your pantry? If you do than you probably have had the temptation to eat some really sugary foods. For example, if you ate a small pack of Oreo’s you would be eating 13g of sugar. That’s more than HALF of how much sugar you should eat in one day. Cleaning your pantry out and disposing of all of sugary foods in your pantry would help you stop the craving of sugar.
I hope you all ENJOY!
By Jay S.
Edited By Dainel C.