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Sucrose, fructose, galactose, dextrose, glucose…
So I’ve managed to stop eating sugary, carby foods (at last I’m on the straight and narrow!), but I have to spend a lot of time making meals from scratch as it’s the only way to avoid eating hidden sugar that I know would set me off eating all the wrong things again. Things that I would have thought would be fine shocked me when I read the labels. Barbecue / stir-fry sauces are all full of sugar. Prepared meats, (never mind honey –glazed ham that at least tells you what you are buying) are often made juicier by injection with peptone / dextrose mixtures. Ready meals and take-aways, low fat yoghurt and “natural” fruit juices also contain high levels of sugar. You cannot get away from the stuff.
So I prepare meals, sauces and breads to suit my new lifestyle and I am getting pretty good at it, but I must admit, it would be nice to occasionally wander into a supermarket and pick up a ready meal without intensive scrutiny that ends with me putting it back on the shelf.
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