How Much Sugar Are We Really Consuming

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Figures from the ABS reveal that Australians are consuming more sugar than ever before, despite the onslaught  of messages about the risks of a high sugar diet.

And it seems the problem is even worse in teenagers.

There is now specific dietary data that details exactly where these sugars in our diet are originating and the situation is not surprising. Soft drinks and fruit juice are 2 of the main culprits.

The World Health Organisation has recommended our sugar consumption only make up 5 per cent of our total daily calorie intake, that equals around 6 teaspoons of sugar a day.

According to statistics teenage males are consuming the most sugar in Australia.

Let’s learn more from:http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/diet/new-abs-data-reveals-how-much-sugar-australians-really-consume/news-story/979263910569a4c55bb0051551bdce1a

Anti-Smoking Drug May Help Combat Sugar Addictions

Sugar Nutritional Info and NewsResearchers from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, and SRI International in California have found that anti-smoking drugs may actually be useful in combating sugar cravings.

The study conducted on rats found that Champix (Varenicline) which is used to help people stop smoking could also help combat cravings for sugary food and drinks.

The drug works because it targets the “reward pathways” of the brain, areas responding to stimuli. These can range from illegal drugs to gambling, to sugary foods.  Source: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/04April/Pages/Anti-smoking-drug-may-also-help-combat-sugar-cravings.aspx