How Much Sugar Are You Consuming?

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 thoughts on “How Much Sugar Are You Consuming?

  1. 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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