It May Surprise You But These Foods are Packed With Sugar

Sugar word cloud concept
Sugar word cloud concept

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

  1. Sauces such as BBQ, marinara, tomato sauce and salad dressing: between -22 grams per serving
  2. Peanut butter:  4 grams per two tablespoon serving
  3. Packaged cereals:  Some “healthier” varieties contain 18 grams of sugar per serving
  4. Oatmeal:  Flavoured versions can contain 12 grams of sugar per serving
  5. Flavoured yogurt: Up to 18 grams of sugar per serving—more than a serving of ice cream.

Source: http://www.self.com/trending/2016/05/12-surprising-foods-that-are-packed-with-sugar/

 

 

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

Sugar Addiction Similar to Narcotics Abuse

junkfoodWe consume sugar on a daily basis, it’s in almost everything we eat yet we may actually be doing our bodies harm with the amount of sugar we put in advertently.

A shocking new study found eating sugar is similar to taking various drugs, according to researchers at Queensland University of  Technology.

The researchers discovered the awful effects of sugar on the brain, even causing changes in behaviour, similarly to the way drugs affect the behaviour of drug addicts.

Find out more at http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/new-research-finds-sugar-addiction-is-like-drug-abuse/news-story/e67611eed4bba66a94e7d945669c22b2

Australian Teens at Risk due to Sugar Consumption

junkfoodMost Australians are exceeding the World Health Organisation’s (WHO)’s recommended daily intake of added sugars, according to research.

It also shows that 76 per cent of teenagers are exceeding the guidelines for daily sugar intake.

The research was conducted by Sydney University and published in the British Journal of Nutrition found children and adolescents at a particularly high risk.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-21/australian-sugar-intake-remains-high-research/7263200