Would you eat 35 teaspoons of sugar in one sitting?
This morning whilst doing an review with a client of mine on their food intake, I looked into the amount of sugar that is contained in food and drinks.
My client stated that sugar when measured in grams wasn’t easy for them to visualise. I explained that 4g of sugar is equal to one teaspoon of sugar.
On looking at an ice cream dessert from a well known establishment we could see that the sugar content equalled 51g which is nearly 13 teaspoons of sugar.
Other products such as full fat Coke (500ml bottle) has 53g of sugar (13.25 teaspoons)
Sport energy drinks (500ml) 18g of sugar (4.5 teaspoons).
According to healthline.com too much sugar will:
1) Cause weight gain
2) Increase risk of heart disease
3) Cause bad skin
4) Increase the risk of type 2 diabetes
5) Bring on depression
6) Cause fatigue
Look at ways to reduce the sugar intake in your diet, swap ice cream for flavoured Greek yogurts, switch from full fat Coke to flavoured water or zero sugar drinks. Try to have sugar in moderation.
SO WHAT DOES 35 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR GIVE YOU?
A half-pounder beefburger, large fries, strawberry milkshake, and an ice cream dessert with chocolate and caramel.
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