Some products contain so much sugar that nutritionists recommend or exclude them from the diet, or consume in very limited quantities, writes med2.ru.
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Look at the composition of purchased granola – there you will surely find molasses, corn syrup, malt syrup or other sweet ingredients. Each of these components contains a large amount of sugar. Therefore it is better to do it yourself.
- Protein bars and powders
Many athletes often use protein bars and shakes to get the required amount of protein per day. It creates the illusion that such products are harmless. But some bars contain more sugar than candy. Moreover, their composition can meet maltitol and glycerin. These substances reduce the blood sugar level.
In protein powders is also not so good: there may be sucrose, molasses, fructose, Sucralose (Е955), aspartame (E951) and xylitol (Е967). Some of them are worse than sugar – they are really dangerous for the health.
Still yogurt with different flavors and additives are often attributed to products of a healthy diet. Of course, it contains protein, but the sugar content in times more. Do not buy “light” and fat-free milk: it loses most of the valuable vitamins and important properties during processing. Is useful yogurt, you get a sweet product with shock absorbers, sweeteners and dyes.
- Tomato paste, ketchup, store-bought sauces and dressings
Tomatoes contain sugar, but not in such amount as prepared pasta. Manufacturers, not wishing to add all sorts of preservatives and flavor enhancers. The same applies to the purchase of sauces and salad dressings. Suggest to cook for yourself so you will know what it contains, and a portion of sugar.
- Frozen yogurt
It is usually bought as a natural and healthy alternative to ice cream. Customers choose the flavor, ingredients and portion. In one container is placed double and even triple. If the yogurt we translate into numbers, it turns out that the person eats a whole “sugar bomb”. On average, a half Cup yogurt contains 17-25 grams of sugar, and that’s not counting toppings.
- Nutty pasta
Peanut butter is a great source of vegetable fat and protein. Peanut, almond, coconut, cashew, etc. But do not blindly trust the manufacturers. Read the label: the composition should be only nuts and sometimes salt. Put the product back on the shelf, if the composition is palm oil, corn or cane syrup. Peanut butter in General can be done at home.
- Sports drinks
These drinks are designed to replenish fluids and electrolytes (responsible for metabolism, contraction and relaxation of muscle fibers), which we lose during an intense workout or a jog. But usually small bottles of such drinks contain a large dose of sugar. Pay attention to the presence of dextrose, sucrose, fructose in the drinks, if you follow the figure, it is better not to drink. If your workout is quite short and does not last more than an hour, you’re unlikely to lose electrolytes – in this case it is better to drink plain water.