Check out the food label!!! List of ingredients: sugar, brown sugar, fruit juices, molasses, honey, syrup, malted corn sweetener, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, maltose, fructose, lactose, glucose, dextrose… ADDED SUGARS?
Supply longer lasting energy Comes from starchy foods like grains, flour, fruits, vegetables, rice, and pasta Provide other nutrients and fiber Healthier choice! Complex starches will break down into simple sugars COMPLEX STARCHES
An indigestible carbohydrate that is essential to our digestive system. It is called a non-nutrient because our body doesn’t digest it. FIBER- WHAT IS IT?
1.The average American does not get enough fiber in their diets. 2.The National Cancer Institute recommends that the average person gets 20-35 grams of fiber every day. 3.Two other common names for fiber are: roughage or cellulose. MORE ON FIBER
Attracts WATER to the INTESTINES and helps move food through our systems faster Acts as a SPONGE Helps you feel FULL and SATISFIED Reduces the risk of certain CANCERS including colon cancer and breast cancer WHAT DOES IT DO?
Fiber only comes from plant sources! Fruits, vegetables, lentils, whole grains, nuts and seeds Some ways to eat more fiber: Eat more whole grains Use whole wheat flour Eat more fruits and vegetables Eat the skins of fruits and vegetables WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
WHOLE GRAIN: When a product uses the entire wheat kernel, or all three parts. REFINED: When products only use the endosperm, which is the least beneficial part of the wheat kernel. ENRICHED: Some of the nutrients that were lost in processing are added back into the product. FORTIFIED: 10% more of the Daily Value for the nutrient is being added.