If you’ve made the decision to cut your sugar intake, recognising the risks of too much sugar in your diet, it may surprise you to learn about a number of foods which you probably didn’t even know where bad for you. Sweets and cakes aren’t the only foods loaded with sugar, there are some foods disguised as “healthy” that actually have a pretty high sugar content.
The main culprits are
Sauces such as BBQ, marinara, tomato sauce and salad dressing: between -22 grams per serving
Peanut butter: 4 grams per two tablespoon serving
Packaged cereals: Some “healthier” varieties contain 18 grams of sugar per serving
Oatmeal: Flavoured versions can contain 12 grams of sugar per serving
Flavoured yogurt: Up to 18 grams of sugar per serving—more than a serving of ice cream.
Sugary drinks could be more damaging to our health than previously thought, according to a new study which links cola and lemonade to brain damage.
The study conducted on rats showed changes to the region of the brain that controls emotional behaviour and cognitive function. In fact the damage was more extensive than those caused by extreme early life stress, researchers say.
Adverse early life experiences such as extreme stress or abuse increase the risk of poor mental health and psychiatric disorders later in life, researchers say.