It has been a year of learning what I can and can't eat after giving up processed sugar and white flour.. I want to share my new info with you. For several months I would wake up to what is called Cocks Crow Diarrhea. Bouts of gastrointestinal distress, flatulence, bloating and diarrhea. This only last for about an hour, but kept me from going to the YMCA to exercise in the pool. A total mystery to me.
A blogger stated in a comment that she is allergic to sugar. I am a cyber detective and dove into research on sugar allergy. Wow! if you want to know just type Sugar Allergy in Google Search!
I found that mine is not allergy, but Sugar Intolerance or it doesn't absorb properly. Before I went on the new food plan, I had the same thing but not as often. Every time I went on a sugar binge but did not know why.
I thought but I don't eat sugar.... or so I thought. The photo above shows the sweetners I use in cereal, coffee, plain Greek yogurt and the CULPRIT IS Cool Whip... All Cool Whip..
I had been using frozen cool whip, by the spoon for a sugar free snack. Also putting it on fruit, dip and apple slice, pineapple slice.
I checked my food diary that I keep by this rule. "You Bite it Write it". (try this and see what you eat each day)
On each of the days I ate the cool whip the next morning I would miss the pool.
I checked the ingredients in ALL Cool Whip and each of them has sucrose, fructose and all the ose words. If the word ends with OSE it is a type of sugar. Cool Whip is sweetened with sucrose and sorbitan which is a sister to sorbitol. (I can not eat sugar free candy because sorbitol gives me instant gas and cramps)
I was Shocked to the core to find that the saccharin in Sweet n Low that I have used for 40 years,
has dextrose added because saccharin is bitter by itself, Stevia in the Raw is not raw plant extract but has dextrose added and Nectasweet is saccharin with cellulose. The small print is hidden and the big print makes you think it is sugar free.
Because I gave up sugar, I added these to my foods and drinks and each day I was flooding my body with OSE words..... in other word just another form of sugar. I am now using less of these and more of Honey, RAW Local honey. Not processed.
Click here for 56 names of Sugar below i have included a few links if you want to research further.
INFO BELOW FROM WEB
What are the symptoms of sugar intolerance?
Sugar intolerance and malabsorption has been found to be an issue for some individuals causing gastrointestinal distress, flatulence, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue and anemia. There are many different types of sugars and it is important to pin point which one is the culprit if you suspect intolerance or malabsorption.
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