Diet Sabotage: How Much Sugar Are You Eating? (cont.)
If you want to avoid hidden sugar:
And what about artificial sweeteners? While they can be useful in weight maintenance, use them sparingly, says Crawley. All sweeteners have little nutritional value," she said. "I prefer to use a minimum of all of them." That's great, but what if you still crave sweets? Fresh fruit is always your best bet, but if it just won't do the trick, the Sugar Association has a few suggestions:
Originally published Dec. 16, 2003
SOURCES: Connie Crawley, nutrition and health specialist, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens. Kristine Clark, PhD, RD, director of sports nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, State College. Jule Anne Henstenberg, RD, director, Nutrition Program, La Salle University, Philadelphia. The Sugar Association. American Dietetic Association. WebMD Medical News: "Sugary Foods Making Us Fat."
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