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Sugar Free Sunday & Nutrition Facts

Welcome to one of the sweetest weekly virtual potluck get-together ever! Yes indeed — it is Sugar Free Sunday! We host it every Sunday to exchange incredible sugar free recipes. Inspiration to start the week right? You bet!

A while back I was writing up a post about the maximum amount of sugar a person can consume in a day. Since then I’ve kept a tab on the ingredients list that I come across while doing my groceries. A couple of months back it hit me… *drum roll please* Sugar is listed under carbohydrates on the nutrition facts and does not have its own independent %DV! Why the drum roll you ask? Because… You might read the carbohydrates, see the total percentage of calories consumed and go.. “Haah, I’m good” but actually you’ve been hit with double, maybe three times, the amount of added sugar that you should be consuming.

The daily allowed value of added sugar for men is: 9 tbsp (45 gms) and for women is: 6 tbsp (30 gms). *

Now take a look at this image and see what is wrong? **

Since Coke is all added sugars, we are looking at 65 gms of sugar in one serving but is counted as just 22 %DV of calories. It is way over the daily limit for added sugar but under the daily limit for calories! The conclusion being, that with the ingredient list you need to look at the nutrition facts for sugar too. To avoid the confusion and fall for the calories trap the best case scenario is: Go ahead and be sugar free. Share this information and link up! 🙂

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How do you participate in the virtual potluck?

  • Link your recipe post (NOT your homepage) if it does not use refined sugar. Your blog does not have to be entirely sugar free, just the dish you’re sharing!
  • Please link back to this get-together somewhere in your post’s text. It’s a great way to invite your readers to the fun!
  • In the ‘Name’ field, please enter who you are and what you’re linking. For example Sonia would put: Bean Kale Pasta Soup [Sonia @ Flip Cookbook]
  • Sign up for free to our new venture Velvet Aroma. It’s a visual way to read the blogs you love and really bring their recipes into your kitchen.
  • See all the details on our Sugar Free Sunday page.

We’re so excited to see what you’re cooking….. Sugar Free!

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9 Responses to Sugar Free Sunday & Nutrition Facts

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  2. I always learn so much from you. I’m linking up a Creamy Kale and Cherry Salad. Have a great Sunday!

  3. I am so glad I found your blog through Vicky at Gluten Free SCD Fruit and Veggie! Thank you for hosting this great resource! I linked a recipe for a GAPS, vegan, nut free, and sugar free crumble topping. I’ve put it on everything from ice cream to pudding and even eaten it as a cereal with milk.

    • Raj says:

      Hi Lauren! We’re so glad you found us as well. I *love* Vicky’s blog. So much great info. Thanks for the great recipe. I can totally see this being a great topping for some dessert.. mm.. fruit crisps!

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