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How Much Sugar Are You Consuming?

Posted by Mush Panjwani on October 24, 2009

0910 sugarWe all know that most sugar is bad for us. Here are some of the harmful affects of sugar on our body:

  • Sugar can suppress the immune system.
  • Sugar can contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness.
  • Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.
  • Sugar can cause kidney damage.
  • Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Sugar can promote tooth decay.
  • Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.
  • Sugar can increase total cholesterol.
  • Sugar can contribute to weight gain and obesity.
  • Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.
  • Sugar can cause hypertension.
  • Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.

Avoiding sugar is not easy because it is processed in so many foods we eat. These foods are not just sweets; sugar in large quantities can be found in “non-sweets” products. Here’s the approximate sugar content of popular foods in teaspoons full of granulated sugar:

T=tablespoon, t=teaspoon, 1t = 15 calories!

0910 sugar246t    Jelly, 1T
46t    Orange marmalade, 1T
34t    Strawberry jam, 1T
34t    Donut plain
23t    Ice cream, 1/8 quart
17t    Ice cream bar
15t    Chocolate cake iced, 4-ounce piece
14t    Chocolate sundae
12t    Apple pie, 1 slice
9t    Soft drinks, 1 bottle (12 oz.)
8t    Canned fruit juice, 1 glass
7t    Chocolate eclair
7t    Lemon pie, 1 slice
6t    Chocolate milk, 1 glass
6t    Donut glazed
4t    Corn flakes, 1 bowl
3t    White bread, 1 slice
3t    Brownie
2t    Cheese cake, 4-ounce piece

How many teaspoons of sugar are you consuming per day or per week? Which ones can you avoid?

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8 Responses to “How Much Sugar Are You Consuming?”

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    i have an acidic stomach and i always take some antacids to take care of it.`

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  4. bhavna said

    How much sugar content does jalebi have?
    I ate recently in Clake Quey.have u tried.

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  7. sadaf zahra said

    hi mush bhai!!oh my God!!i never knew we were consuming so much sugar n it was so much harmful to grab a no sugar product happily thinking we are consuming a healthy snack..thanx for sending us the article n letting us know the adverse effects of sugar coming to us indirectly!!

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