Today I would like to talk a bit about sugar stuff. I don’t want to write large posts describing how bad it is for our health, I honestly feel that I need to write just a few lines about amount of sugar that is recommended for us, some of plausible consequences of its over consumption and provide a list of products that contain high amount of this product. Just simple facts in order to make information to be clear and straightforward.
Overall, the current situation with sugar consumption in the US looks not in the best possible light. According to recent estimations, an average american consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar everyday, while american teens have even a worse situation consuming closer to 34 teaspoons. We all should take into account that eating too much sugar can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Therefore, it can be suggested to look at nutritious facts before making a purchase really carefully.
In fact, according to American Heart Association, there are recommendations that are suggested by such organizations for people to follow. Children are recommended to consume just 3-4 teaspoons per day, adult women up to 5, while adult men 8-9 teaspoons of sugar.
Unfortunately, many advertised products for instance heavily advertised sodas are overloaded with sugar. Just one 12-ounce can of soda provides us with 10 sugar teaspoons and a 2-litter bottle can give us up to 27 teaspoons. All of information provided clearly shows that even one can of soda can lead to over consumption of sugar. Further, we should not forget that almost all products contain some of its amount and even without soda we can easily consume too much. So if we decide to limit sugar consumption we should definitely use some kind of cardio in order to burn excess amount.
Here is the list of products that contain a very high amount of sugar
1. Granulated Sugar and Other Sweeteners (up to 99% of Sugar)
2. Drink Powders and Soft Drinks (up to 94% of Sugar)
3. Candies and Nougat (up to 83%)
4. Dried Fruits (up to 81%)
5. Cookies, Cakes and Pies (up to 71%)
6. Spreads, Jams, Preserves (up to 60%)
7. Ready to Eat Cereals, Cereal Bars and Oatmeal Packages (up to 56%)
8. Different Sauces like Ketchup, Chocolate Syrup and Salad Dressing (up to 50%)
9. Ice Cream, Milk Shakes, Cafe Drinks (up to 26%)
10. Canned Fruit Packed in Syrup (up to 22%)
All in all, sugar is available in almost all products and cannot be eschewed completely. However, if we try to be fit we should definetely be careful when we decide to buy some of above-mentioned products. 🙂