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Frank Needham
10-14-2007, 06:43 PM
I can't believe how many foods have some sort of sugar in them. The number of sugar/sugar derivatives/artificial sweeteners is boggling. Just off the top of my head I can think of the following: refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup, plain corn syrup, molasses, cane sugar, sucrose, dextrose, maltitol, sorbitol, aspartame/splenda, check all the aspartame variants here http://www.sweetpoison.com/aspartame-sweeteners.html, etc, etc. And thats just what I commonly come across while reading food labels. Its enough to make you sick just thinking of it. Anybody have any to add I didn't think of? The foods that all this gunk is put into also. If you're not careful about reading every little tidbit of food labels you can easily be ingesting the crud and not even know it. Its no wonder "fat and proud of it" has taken hold.

Mike ODonnell
10-14-2007, 07:32 PM
Just the whole story of anything processed is not what you need in your body.....I live by the motto "more meat"....works for me.

Frank Needham
10-15-2007, 06:09 AM
Just the whole story of anything processed is not what you need in your body.....I live by the motto "more meat"....works for me.

I agree and buy almost nothing that is packaged but I do scan labels. Maybe its an obsession or something but I do it because occasionally I find something that can be eaten safely. Like the other day I found frozen blueberries at Sam's, a real treat over oatmeal with nothing elso on it but maybe a dribble of cream.