02 August 2015

Specials and FYI on Artifical Sweetners

Sugarless deLite shares thoughts and information that we feels may be helpful to our customers.
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In the last few years, I’ve watched a continuing battle among my friends about which is worse for you: artificial sweeteners or sugar. Unless you want to forgo all beverages that are sweet, you’re going to run into one of these. Rather than rely on anecdote or myth, we can inform this debate with research.
The available evidence points to the fact that there appears to be a correlation between sugar consumption and health problems; none can be detected with artificial sweeteners.
Let’s start with artificial sweeteners. These have, for decades, been attacked as harmful chemicals. But everything is a “chemical,” and not all of them are bad for us. One of the oldest artificial sweeteners is saccharin. Starting in the 1980s, Congress mandated that any product containing it be accompanied by the following: “Use of this product may be hazardous to your health. This product contains saccharin, which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals.”
But what was the basis for this decision? A review article published in The Annals of Oncology in 2004 noted that more than 50 studies had been published looking at saccharin in rats. Twenty of these were “one generation” studies, meaning that they did not look at the rats’ offspring. Inonly one of those studies did huge amounts of saccharin produce cancer, and it was in a type of rat that is frequently infected with a bladder parasite that would leave it susceptible to saccharin-induced bladder cancer.
But “two-generation studies,” in which rats were fed lots of saccharin and their offspring were, too, found that bladder cancer was significantly more common in second-generation rats. That prompted many countries to act.
There was a problem, though. This link has never been confirmed in humans. Moreover, it turns out that some rats are just more likely to get bladder cancer. Feed them large amounts of vitamin C, and they get bladder cancer. Studies in humans in BritainDenmarkCanada and in theUnited States could find no association between saccharin consumption and bladder cancer once they accounted for cigarette smoking (which does cause it).
Based on these newer studies, saccharin was removed from the carcinogen list in 2000. But by that time, opinions were set. It did little to make anyone feel safe.
Other artificial sweeteners haven’t fared any better. Aspartame was introduced in the United States around the time that saccharin began taking a beating. The initial studies showed that aspartame didn’t cause cancer in animals, so it was deemed safer than saccharin. But in 1996, a study was published in The Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology titled “Increasing Brain Tumor Rates: Is There a Link to Aspartame?
Most people ignored the question mark. Instead, they noted that the paper stated that (1) brain cancer had become more common from 1975 to 1992 and (2) that more people had started consuming aspartame recently.
There were any number of problems with this logic. Most of the increase in cancer was in people 70 years and older, who were not the main consumers of aspartame. And because aspartame was approved in 1981, blaming it for a rise in tumors in the 1970s seems impossible. Finally, much more comprehensive studies couldn’t find links. These included a case-control study from The Journal of the National Cancer Institute of children and a cohort study of more than 450,000 adults in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention.
Some people still point to later rat studies with aspartame as concerning, but these are highly contested. More important, as we’ve seen from saccharin, there are also big differences between rats and humans.
A 1998 randomized controlled trial could detect no neuropsychologic, neurophysiologic or behavioral effects caused by aspartame. Even a dose at 10 times the normal consumption had no effect on children with attention deficit disorder. A safety review from 2007, published in Critical Reviews in Toxicology, found that aspartame had been studied extensively and that the evidence showed that it was safe.
It is true that people with phenylketonuria, a rare genetic disorder, need to limit their consumption of aspartame, since phenylalanine is one of its components. But for most people, aspartame isn’t a concern, even outside of cancer. It’s also true that some of the sugar alcohol sweeteners, like sorbitol or mannitol, can have a laxative effect or cause bloating when eaten in large amounts by some people. In normal use by most people, though, all of the approved artificial sweeteners are safe.
But what about sugar? We should acknowledge that when I, and many others, address sugar in contexts like these, we are talking about added sugars, not the naturally occurring sugars or carbohydrates you find in things like fruit. Those are, for the most part, not the problem. Addedsugars are.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that children are consuming between 282 calories (for girls) and 362 calories (for boys) of added sugars per day on average. This means that more than 15 percent of their dietary caloric intake is from added sugars. Adults are doing slightly better, but not by much. This consumption isn’t distributed equally, however. For instance, about half of people consume no sweetened drinks at all. The next 25 percent consume about 200 calories per day from sugar drinks. The top 5 percent of people, though, consume more than 560 calories a day, or more than four 12-ounce cans of soda.
Epidemiologic studies have found that even after controlling for other factors, a population’s intake of added sugars is associated with thedevelopment of type 2 diabetes, with a 1.1 percent increase in prevalence for each can of sugar-sweetened soda consumed on average per day. A study following people for an average of more than 14 years published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine found that those in the highest quintile of added sugar consumption had more than twice the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those in the lowest quintile, even after controlling for many other factors.
The accompanying editorial noted that the increased risk of death began once a person consumed the equivalent of one 20-ounce Mountain Dew in a 2,000-calorie diet, and reached more than a fourfold increase if people consumed more than one-third of their diet in added sugars.
It should come as no surprise that the intake of added sugars is significantly associated with body weight. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, published in BMJ 2012, found that sugar intake increased both fat and overall weight. Another meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2013, found that sugar-sweetened beverages alone cause body weight to go up in adults. In comparison, ameta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of artificial or low-calorie sweeteners published last year in the same journal found that their use led to lower body weight and less overall fat.
When I argue these facts with my friends, they want to know if I put my money where my mouth is. I do. My wife and I limit our children’s consumption of soda to around four to five times a week. When we let them have soda, it’s almost always caffeine-free, because we want them to sleep. It’s also almost always sugar-free. There’s a potential, and probably real, harm from consuming added sugars; there are most likely none from artificial sweeteners.
This Weeks Specials- August 3 rd- August 8 th
#1  $3 Off a bakery purchase of $25 or more. In store on request
#2  Free Large Yogurt to yogurt club members with purchase of Large on Thursday only. Limit 1
#3  8 large yogurts for $25.99 plus tax
#4  $1 off a Fiber Gourmet product. Limit one per day.
No double dipping. One offer per day.
All offers are available on Social Media. These are not in store specials that are available or posted in our store. Please request your social media from social media specials  and not through our employees. 
Thanks you for playing by the rules so we can be fair to all our customers in pricing.

26 July 2015

Is July Really about Over ? Specials

Great Savings for July 27th- August 1st

#1  Save $1 per jar on each Walden Farm product. Limit 2 per day
#2  Yogurt Club Members can get a free small yogurt on Tuesday
#3  Buy an everything gift card for $100 and we will make it $120. In Store Only
#4  buy 6 large yogurts for $19.99 plus tax
#5 Buy 2 Fiber Gourmet Honey Mustard Crackers at regular price and get a third of same for $1.99

Normal rules apply. Limits apply. No double dipping

Yogurt Update

Plenty of Orange Vanilla Yogurt in Freezer

19 July 2015

Random Thoughts for the Dog Days of Summer

Eating Choices

      My family and I were on a recent trip. We were at a place called Claim Jumpers, good food chain on the West Coast. It was lunch time. Really, a late lunch and I didn't want any lunch food. I had been to Claim Jumpers many times and always looked at their carrot cake. So I made a first time in my life decision, No lunch, just a piece of Carrot cake.

Some may say that this was not a good choice...very unhealthy...bad self control. I say the opposite. I did not want a grilled chicken breast or salad or fish, I wanted a piece of Claim Jumpers carrot cake. It was a choice based on what I wanted. No decoy meal ordered and then ordering a piece of cake to "share" but a real honest choice.

I loved the cake and did share it.

It was strange for me because I never in 60 years had done this. I did not feel guilty because it was what I wanted. Since I watch what I eat most of the time and choose wisely, this was not anything but another choice. Not good or bad but a choice.

Eating for so many people is guilt, points, right, wrong and judging.

This choice reminded me that eating should none of the above negative feelings.

Random Thoughts
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Specials July 20- July 25

#1  Buy any Carrot piece for $1.00 off
#2  Yogurt Club members can get a Free small yogurt on Wednesday. Limit 1
#3  Buy a $50 yogurt card and we will add $10 to give you a total of $60.
#4  Buy 8 large yogurts for $25.49 plus tax.
#5  Cones on request are $2.49 plus tax this week. Limit 1 per day

Normal rules apply. Limits Apply. No double dipping.Yogurts cards must have current balance with usable funds to use specials.

12 July 2015

Rick's Away Blog Specials



Pull up a car and enjoy these summer specials at Sugarless deLite


Specials Week of July 13- July 18

#1  Buy 4 Fiber gourmet $5.99 Cracker boxes and get a 5th for box for 99 Cents
#2  Yogurt Club Special  6 large yogurts for $19.49 plus tax,
#3  Add $ 100 to your yogurt card and we will make it $130
#4  Buy any Walden Farms product for $1 off. Limit 2 per day

Limits apply. No double dipping. Use social media. This is not posted in store.

05 July 2015

Make It an All-Star Summer with Sugarless deLite

All Star Savings

If you are a regular of Sugarless deLite, you know that we are the lovers of the Boys of Summer and baseball. While most in the Metroplex are  24/7 Cowboys fans, we at Sugarless deLite are big Atlanta Braves fans. So if you are reading this and take advantage of any of the specials below, we have a bonus for you. Purchase a special and identify Rick as a Atlanta Braves fan and he will give you a free small yogurt. Remember, you must purchase a weekly special to get  a  Bonus small.


Specials Week of July 6- July 11

#1  Buy 4 Fiber gourmet $5.99 Cracker boxes and get a 5th for box for 99 Cents
#2  Yogurt Club Special - Your Yogurt card must have an existing balance to cover the purchase. Buy up to 8 large freezer yogurts for  $3.00 each plus tax,
#3  Add $50 to your yogurt card and we will make it  a $58 add on
#4  Buy one pecan pie at regular price and get a second for $14.99. You may choose LEC or Millennium Pies. Pies must be purchased in one visit. No a mail order option. First pie must be most expensive. or equal value to discounted pie. Ask for details

Limits apply. No double dipping. Use social media. This is not posted in store.

28 June 2015

Open Saturday July 4th Regular Hours- Weekly Specials

Make it a great 4th of July with pies, cupcake, and goodies from Sugarless deLite. Remember that we are the only source for low net carb Hamburger buns and tortillas. Open 10 am- 6 Pm

Specials June 29- July 4

#1  Yogurt Club Members can get a free small yogurt July 2 nd
#2  Buy 1 Fiber Gourmet product for $1 off. Limit one per day
#3  Buy 8 large freezers yogurts for $25.99 plus tax
#4  Special Yogurt club add on. Add $100 new to your yogurt card and you will get a $22 bonus. You can not use any of the value of the yogurt card the day that it is added. Total value added will make card worth $122.
#5  July 4 th Special Only- Free Small yogurt on request from 11am- Noon. Limits apply to one per person . First 25 customers only

Limits apply. No double dipping. We will not tell you specials in store. Please use social media.

21 June 2015

Another Study Tells the Benefits of Chocolate and Specials for first Week of Summer

Here's a sweet notion: Eat a little chocolate each day and you could be doing your heart a favor.
A new study published in the journal Heart found that habitual chocolate eaters had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and strokes compared to people who didn't eat chocolate.
So, what is it about chocolate that could possibly lead to such a benefit? Well, when you strip out the sugar and milk that's added to chocolate, you're left with the cocoa bean. And it's the compounds in the cocoa that researchers are most interested in.
The study is part of a growing body of evidence that suggests the bioactive plant compounds found in cocoa beans, called polyphenols, may help protect against heart disease.
Allison Aubrey- The Salt- June 19,2015

This Weeks Specials- June 22-27

#1  6 Large Yogurts for $19.49 plus tax
#2  Cupcake Monday- Ask for our freezer cupcakes for 99 cents each- Does not include 6 Packs
#3  Buy $50 Yogurt Card and we will add $12 more for Free-Card Total $ 62
#4  50% off one Walden Farm Product-Limit 1 per day. On request only
#5  Buy 4 Chili Lemon Cracker box at $5.99 each and get a 5th for free

Normal rules apply. No double dipping. We will not provide this list of specials in the store. It is social media.