NEARLYNINA - go to your food tracking page, in the area above Breakfast where it says Calories - Carbs - Fat - Protein - Add more nutrients, Choose the Add More Nutirents option. Then click on Add Another Nutrient to Track In the Pick a Nutrient to Track box, scroll down till you find Sucrose & choose that. Sucrose is sugar. Keep in mind that 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar is approximately 4 grams. Check WebMD for more info on sucrose :-) Happy Tracking!
10/9/2013 9:05:19 PM
Reading labels is all good, but why isn't there an option to track sugar in the nutrition tracker?
Bread isn't the only thing that needs sugar: our brains need sugar in order to function properly. As CHRISTINELYNNE nearly pointed out, we don't need added sugars, and we most certainly don't need excess sugars. If you're here, you're in the right place. 8-)
I'm assuming this refers to added sugar, rather than naturally-occurring sugars like lactose. Which means reading a yogurt container is a little more complicated. I want to know how many *added* grams of sugar are in my favorites, not just the total.
So I just did a bunch of fractions and came up with the following:
The problem is that they say we should have only 6 teaspoons of sugar which is fine, but when you read the food labels it's listed as grams so how are you supposed to know if your eating to much! :( confused....
6/18/2013 8:35:33 PM
I still buy sugar, because I feed hummingbirds and Orioles, but only use it for us when I bake at holiday time. I do use sugar at holiday time, baked goods don't taste right with fake sugar at all.........
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