Lecture 1-31 ntr sec1 - Lecture 1-31-08 Alias sugars...

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Lecture 1-31-08 Alias sugars (fructose) Sugar alcohols- important for managing diabetes Sorbitol High Fructose Corn syrup- naturally occurring Preliminary studies suggest Saccharin (Sweet ‘n Low) Aspartame (Equal, NutraTaste)- two acids and a methol group Acesulfame potassium Sucralose (Splenda) Cyclamate- allowed in Canada but not in US Average number of calories in sugar an american eats in a day = 350 kcals= 20 tsp=7tbsp Health Effects of Sugar: Hyperactivity in children (assumed) Causes dental cavities Not a nutrient rich source of food DRI for carbs – age 1+ 130 g/day Walter Willett- Harvard man who redesigned the food pyramid Glycemic Index= impact of food on blood sugar Controversial because they way it is tested is not how people really eat Index based on glucose Glycemic Load is determined by multiplying Non-nutritive carbohydrate FIBER table 4-2 History- started in Africa with dennis burkitt 1979 “Don’t forget fibre in your diet” – Dennis Burkitt Compared feces of british people with native people in Africa Noticed that the British had many more health problems
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