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When I discovered that at a Krispy Kreme glazed donut contains 10 grams of sugar – a teaspoon of sugar has 4 grams – I wasn’t surprised. It’s a sweet delight that’s worth the amount of sugar it contains as a once-in-a-while treat.

But here’s the kicker: Many foods and beverages contain more sugar than a Krispy Kreme donut and don’t even taste sweet. Granted, some contain many more vital nutrients than a breakfast treat. But, when you’re watching your sugar intake, it’s good to know which foods are loaded with sugar but won’t satisfy a sweet tooth.

Flavored Yogurt: I eat yogurt when I’m trying to be “good.” But unless it’s sugar-free, yogurt can be packed with sugar. A 6-oz. container of Yoplait’s Mountain Blueberry yogurt, for instance, contains 26 grams of sugar; even the “light” blueberry has 10 grams.

Ketchup: What’s a hamburger and fries without a douse of ketchup? But the tangy condiment is loaded with sugar. One tablespoon contains 4 grams of sugar, and who stops at 1 tablespoon? By the time you’ve covered the meat and potatoes, you’ve squirted on at least 3 or 4 tablespoons and spent 12 to 16 grams of sugar.

Vegetable Juices: Yes, they have loads of vitamins A and C, and calcium and iron. But an 11-1/2-ounce serving of V8 has 9 grams of sugar, too, almost as much as the Krispy Kreme. And don’t let labels confuse you. The V8 line of juices also contain fruit juices that are packed with sugar. The V-fusion Pomegranate Blueberry Fusion Juice has 35 grams of sugar.

Barbecue Sauce: It tastes tangy, but barbecue sauce often is loaded with sugar from honey, brown sugar and molasses, as many as 10 grams of sugar for two tablespoons. The more sugar-friendly way to season meat is to rub it with spices before cooking.

Coleslaw: What seems better for your health than shredded cabbage and carrots? But commercially-prepared coleslaw, especially at fast food restaurants, can contain 23 grams of sugar in 1 cup. Even recipes for home-prepared coleslaw often include a ½-cup or more of the sweet stuff.

Tomato Soup: Who knew that my favorite Campbell’s soup, condensed tomato soup, contains 12 grams of sugar for only a ½ cup serving. And there are 2-1/2 servings per can. So if you heat up the entire can, which is not unthinkable, you’ll be eating 30 grams– more than 7 teaspoons – of sugar.

SOURCE: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/high-sugar-foods-that-dont-even-taste-sweet.html

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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