Sara Lee has a new 100% Whole Wheat loaf of bread in their "Soft & Smooth" line that boasts "No High Fructose Corn Syrup."
I've got to admit, this new bread looks a little different for some reason but the smooth, dark brown exterior is actually more appetizing to me. All the teenagers that were over at my house for an overnight last weekend inhaled the loaf that I had with rave reviews (although they could have been falsely easy to please in their late night snack attack haze).
So basically instead of high fructose corn syrup, sugar is added with 5 grams of sugar total per 2 slice serving.
How does this compare to whole wheat bread made WITH high fructose corn syrup? The other breads have about the same calories, fiber and grams of sugar--just the source of sweetener has changed (Sugar or sweetener is generally added to bread to feed the yeast but also to add flavor and contribute to the browning effect on the bread.)
Wonder Smart Wheat is another brand of whole wheat that has taken out the high fructose corn syrup.
Has anyone else noticed these new NO HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP BREADS? What do you think about them?View Thread
I know that my decision on what to order in a restaurant is influenced somewhat by the amount of calories I see posted next to it on the menu board or menu. (Granted I usually have a good idea what the lighter choices are.)
ObamaCare-mandated a requirement that chain restaurants post calorie counts on menu boards.
I know this isn't a good think for people who are in the throws of an eating disorder or have a tendency toward restrictive eating. So my question is...do you think this will help the people it is intended to help--people who are overweight or obese?View Thread
I'm getting ready to move my daughter into her college dorm so it feels to me like summer is almost over. I definitely feel like I enjoyed berries and cherries this summer, freshly caught fish grilled on the barbeque and ice cold watermelon (some of my summer favorites).
But given that summer is almost over what are my food wishes or plans?
* I want to make one more batch of less sugar jam from farmer's market berries.
* Our tomato garden is booming a little late this summer so we are only now finding ourselves with ample tomatoes to make sauces and such. Up until now we have had enough for sandwiches and omelets.
Great question and I'm both but more sore a tea drinker. I've written a lot about the health benefits tea in my books and for WebMD so I'm a tea fan for sure. I like green and white for the most part and tend to like the subtly flavored ones.
I do enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee a few times a week and I seem to be on a chai latte kick of late--nonfat or soy milk no whip : )View Thread
Are there any other symptoms or changes going on for you?
Craving salt is definitely a real symptoms for potentially a couple different conditions so I would definitely go see your doctor about this.
For example one rare condition is when the pituitary gland hormone "turns off" cortisol production. This can be caused by a number of things in addition to genetics such as HIV, cancer, surgery, radiation therapy. In addition to a craving for salt, symptoms include fatigue, weakness, weight loss, darkened skin and diarrhea.
Thanks for the great question and I hope you get answers and notice improvement soon!View Thread
Anyone else experience side effects from sugar alcohols?
I had my first encounter with the side effects from sugar alcohols after sampling some sugar-free chocolate samples.
The problem with sugar alcohols (such as sorbitol, maltitol, mannitol, xylitol) is they are absorbed slowly with 50% converting to glucose. And part of the sugar alcohols aren't absorbed at all, which is why consuming larger amounts can lead to some "discomfort"...What kind of discomfort? Are you ready?
* diarrhea * gas * bloating and cramping
Certain people may experience a laxative effect if they consume more than 49 grams of sorbitol OR more than 19 grams of mannitol. Some people are definitely more sensitive to this than others and people with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) may be one of the groups of people more likely to be uncomfortable with moderate amounts.
Sunday breakfast usually represents the one morning a week when we have more time to cook a nice breakfast and sit down as a family to enjoy it.
Waffles, pancakes, french toast, eggs and hashbrowns...take your pick.
You can take the nutrition of Sunday breakfast up a notch.
* If you are making pancakes or waffles, use half whole wheat flour, higher omega-3 eggs, lowfat buttermilk and canola oil (if fat is called for)
* If you are making French toast, use whole wheat bread, higher omega-3 eggs (half and half egg substitute and eggs works well) and canola cooking spray instead of butter in the pan
* Use zero fat shredded potatoes to start with and then brown hashbrowns in a nonstick frying pan in a small amount of canola oil (about 1 tablespoon for two servings)
* For egg dishes, you can switch to higher omega-3 eggs and use half eggs and half egg substitute or egg whites. To increase the antioxidants in your egg dishes, add spinach, broccoli, and fresh tomato.
What's your family's go to Sunday breakfast?View Thread
County fairs come once a year and when we go we have our favorite foods that we can only usually get at the fair.
I would not want to spoil that once a year fair fun...so let's talk about what your favorite county fair foods are and if there is a way to make a healthier version at home. This way you can bring the fair home during the year.
Unfortunately one of my favorite county fair foods is FUNNEL CAKES and there is really no way to make a yummy funnel cake without deep frying it. I can, however, make a light batter that is mostly whole wheat flour and then fry it in canola oil (a preferable oil because it is mostly monounsaturated fat and contains some plant omega-3s as well).
What's your favorite County Fair Food? And is there a way to make a healthier version at home?View Thread
GREAT DISCUSSION! I think if a guideline makes you obsessive or puts you in a restrictive frame of mind, it can cause more harm than good. 20 grams of sugar seems pretty low to me and there may be days when you have a little more than that just by having some Greek yogurt with a little honey and some granola or whole grain cereal with a little sweetener.
I mostly encourage people to limit drinking empty calories (calories with no nutrient value) from soda and sweetened drinks. Milk, soy milk (and fruit juice in moderation) aren't in that group because they contribute nutrients such as protein, fiber, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals.View Thread