Sugars to Avoid
Rosacea 101 by Brady Barrows
Copyright 2007 Permission by author
This chapter should be used to refer when you are using the thirty-day diet plan for vegetarians or omnivores. The Nutrition Facts Label (see Appendix X3—Nutrition Facts Label ) appearing on all USA products sold in America can be used to find the total amount of carbohydrate in a product. If you are in another country hopefully there is something on the product that lists something.
There is also a list of ingredients usually on every USA product that may list sugars used. Both of these can be used to figure out if sugar is in a product, first the Nutrition Facts Label and second, the LIST OF INGREDIENTS. Keep in mind the food process industry has figured out ways to hide the sugar in a product. You have to be smart to figure whether a product has sugar in it to avoid the product for thirty days.
Of course, you as the diet authority can eat as much sugar as you want, but I am suggesting you avoid this entire list of sugars for thirty days to see if you control your rosacea and feel healthier. At the end of the thirty days you may decide to avoid sugar for life! I think I have compiled one of the longest lists of sugars you can find that is used by the processed food industry that keeps finding new ways to add sugar to your life. This list is by no means complete because as soon as I publish this current list I find new ones. What I suggest is that you at least read the list. This will give you an idea of how invasive sugar has become in the processed food industry in all its various forms.
After all, carbohydrate is simply different units of sugar so it is only a matter of breaking some food down into a simple sugar to be added to a product so it tastes sweeter and you buy it. If you find one not on this list, please join the Rosacea Diet Users Support Group (see Chapter 23, Support) and post it so I can add it to a future revision of this book. I also keep a current list of the Sugars to Avoid in a file on the yahoo group site for you to read.
SUGAR TO AVOID
(For thirty days avoid the following sugars, sugar substitutes and sugar alcohol s, which may appear on any list of ingredients)
Sugar to Avoid List for Rosacea Diet Updated August 18, 2007
Dark brown sugar molasses
Dextrose (an optical isomer of glucose which is dextrorotatory)
Evaporated cane juice
Fruit Juice Concentrate (any type fruit—apple, pear,
High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
Invert Sugar (50:50 fructose-glucose)
Muscovado (Natural light brown muscovado sugar )
Organic powdered sugar
Sugar Cane Juice
Sugar Cane natural organic Sucanat
Syrup (any type no matter what)
Sugar Substitutes 414 Sugar Alcohols415
Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates
Luo Han Guo Fruit extract
Stevia plus fiber
Sweet and Slender
Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysates (HSH)
At the end of the thirty days you may introduce sugar , sugar substitutes or sugar alcohol s into your diet to see if they trigger your rosacea. The only way to be sure is avoid all sugar for thirty days to clean out your system and to let your taste buds relaxe from introducing any sugar into your body. When you try any sugar after the thirty days you will notice how sweet it is. Your current taste buds are sugar insensitive. After the thirty days your tasted buds will be so sensitive to sugar it will blow your mind. The sugar alcohol s-xylitol, mannitol, and sorbitol have some calories or carbohydrate that slightly increase blood glucose level. Avoid anything that says ‘syrup’ whether corn syrup or ‘any’ syrup! Some sugar substitutes may have carbohydrate so look at the Nutrition Facts Label and note any carbohydrate or sugar grams. Watch out for maltitol and corn syrup solids. NO SUGAR SUBSTITUES even if it has ZERO sugars or carbohydrate for thirty days, NONE. It doesn’t matter whatever name it is called, whether calorie-free sweeteners like Nutrisweet, Splenda, Equal, aspartame, saccharin, and acesulfame-K, NO SUGAR SUBSTITUTES —AFTER the thirty days you can experiment with sugar substitutes all you want. You will figure out if your health suffers by this simple thirty-day experiment of avoiding sugar substitutes . You will know if you can use them or not when you try them again, no matter what the health authorities say about the safety of these sugar substitutes . Remember that you are the diet authority, not anyone else. Some have found that certain sugar substitutes trigger allergic reactions or cause health problems. The real reason for no sugar substitutes for thirty days is so you can taste sugar in your food and drink, to be able to detect it! If you are sprinkling or adding sugar substitutes to your food or drink during the 30 Day Diet Plan, there is no way for you to be able to taste if sugar is somehow present in any of the food or drink you consume. Consequently you will then be more sensitive to the taste of sugar in your food or drink to avoid it for the 30 Days.
AFTER the thirty days, you may experiment all you want. First, prove to yourself that the Rosacea Diet does CONTROL your rosacea and helps you feel healthier! You will be surprised at how sensitive you become in detecting sugar in your food and drink and how it creeps into processed food and drink. Most sugar substitutes are processed from sugar and are just as unhealthy for you as sugar , if not more so. What do you think the long-term health risks are from sugar substitutes ? You will find out if you use them.
So if you have to use a sugar substitute AFTER the 30-day Rosacea Diet plan, I recommend Stevia, a natural leaf that is 300 times sweeter than sugar with zero carbohydrate grams found in health stores. Who knows what the long-term use of Stevia may do to you but you may be able to use it instead of sugar or sugar substitutes and be healthier? So Stevia is my recommendation and you will just have to live with the health consequences. Some have claimed that Stevia poses no health risks. One thing I have found with Stevia is less is more. The more Stevia the worse it tastes. The less Stevia the better it tastes. You can find out more information on Stevia by typing in Stevia into any search engine and boom you get more information that you can handle. Sweet Leaf Stevia Plus Fiber contains a packet that has less than 1 gram of carbohydrate per serving.
More info at:
An alternative is Sweet and Slender Natural sweetener made from fructose and Luo Han Guo fruit extract that contains less than one gram of carbohydrate per packet. Both of these products can be found at the following urls:
Another product made by Renew Life is SweetLife made from fructose, Lo Han and fructooligosaccharides which has one gram of carbohydrate per gram serving.
My recommendation is avoid all other sugar substitutes and sugar for the rest of your life but since you are the diet authority, you choose. It may be possible that some of the sugar substitutes mentioned above might not pose any health problems but I don’t recommend eating 149 pounds of any sugar substitute in a year. Moderation in sugar substitutes is quite obvious.
414 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar substitutes
415 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar alcohol