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Am I reading labels all wrong

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by ljdub, Nov 16, 2021.

  1. ljdub

    ljdub · Active Member

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    I think I may be reading the labels of food all wrong as some of my levels lately have gone up more than I would of liked.

    When reading the carb level of Y of which sugars are X, I have been reading the sugar level only and trying to get this as low as possible, should I be also looking at the carb level and keeping this low as possible?

    Seem to be getting confused of what I should or shouldn’t do

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Yes, you need to count the carb level. Ignore the sugars number. All carbs turn to sugar once ingested.
     
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  3. Dr Snoddy

    Dr Snoddy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It is the carb level that needs to be read as carbohydrates digest down to sugars. A rule of thumb is to look for foods that are less than 10g of carbohydrate per 100g.
     
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    All carbs (not just sugar) affect our blood sugars so you need to consider total carbs.

    If you are in the US, you will need to subtract the fiber. If you are in the UK, fibre is already subtracted
     
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  5. ljdub

    ljdub · Active Member

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    Oh great, many thanks I was just looking at the sugar only
     
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