How Much Sugar Is In Our Food?
Interacting with people in our increasingly frantic and fast-paced life, we often lose control of the consumption of necessary and unnecessary foods. Sugar is important for good health, without it all the cells in our body will cease its activities and die. Nevertheless, the use of too much sugar in a day increases the risk of certain diseases, including rot teeth, obesity and type 2 diabetes.But often people do not aware of how much sugar can be in foods that they usually eat.Nutritionists strongly recommend to consume not more than 13 teaspoons of sugar per day. Currently, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that men consume no more than 150 calories of added sugar per day, and women - no more than 100 calories.To help you to control your sugar both processed and natural, we list some everyday foods and beverages with an indication of the amount of sugar (in a teaspoon) which they contain.
Sugar in chocolate barMilk chocolate (44 g) - 5,75 teaspoons of sugar Snickers bar (57 g) - 7 teaspoons The Milky Way bar (58 g) - 8.5 teaspoons Twix bar -2,75 teaspoons Marshmallow (100 g) - 14.5 teaspoons Boiled sweets bag (100 g) - 11.5 teaspoons
Sugar in soft drinksCoca-cola (one can) - 7 teaspoons Lemonade (one litre) - 5.5 teaspoons Grape juice (unsweetened, one bottle) - 7 teaspoons Pina colada (4.5 oz) - 6.3 teaspoons Orange juice (one litre) - 4 teaspoons Fruit smoothie (one glass) - 3.5 teaspoons
Sugar in fruitsBananas - 3 teaspoons Apples - 2.6 teaspoons Grapes -2.5 teaspoons Lemons - 0.6 teaspoons Blueberries - 1.7 teaspoons Apricots -2.3 teaspoons
Sugar in cakes and dessertsStore-brand cream pie (1 snack pie) - 9.2 teaspoons Store-brand fruit pies (1 snack pie) - 7.2 teaspoons Donut (1 piece) - 3.5 teaspoons of sugar Muffin (one chocolate muffin) - 4.75 teaspoons Ice cream (one scoop) - 3 teaspoons Carrot cake (one middle slice) - 3 teaspoonsWhy we need to control sugar consumption?
The American Heart Association (AHA) encourages people to reduce consumption of sugar, because there is plenty of evidence that its excess can cause the following diseases:
- Obesity - scientists from the Medical Research Council found that a high intake of sugar is associated with being overweight.
- High blood pressure - according to the studies reviewed by the 63rd conference of the American Heart Association, the power of high-fructose raises blood pressure in men.
- Heart disease - scientists at Emory University School of Medicine and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that people who consume large amounts of sugar, are more prone to the development of diseases of the cardiovascular system.
- Type 2 diabetes - study conducted at the University of California at San Francisco indicate that the consumption of sugar can be directly linked to type 2 diabetes.
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