Originally Posted by 0hunger
I just want to add my voice to the list requesting this addition to the software. I take a lot of vitamins and supplements and I would like to see if I am overdoing it with some of them. It is great that they have the vitamins and minerals on the custom food creation, but there is a lot missing. I also question the absence of a 'Sugar' ingredient. I use the 'Alcohol' to record the sugars in my foods so I look like I'm doing a lot of drinking when in fact I'm a teetotaler. Why is Sugan missing when it is on all the food labels?
Sugar isn't listed separately from carbohydrates because carbs are sugar. Simple carbohydrates cause the same spikes in blood sugar levels regardless of the amount of sugar listed on the nutrition label.
Also, sugar alcohols found in some foods are not the same as alcohol, so you shouldn't be entering your sugar intake under the alcohol section. That's only intended for alcoholic beverages. As long as you're entering your carb and fiber intake, you don't need to enter the sugar separately.
I saw it explained more in depth on another thread because someone else had the same question, but I can't remember where I saw it.