Thursday, November 10, 2016

Not So Sweet: The Truth About Sugar

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Not So Sweet: The Truth About Sugar

What do carob syrup, muscovado, sorbitol, and dehydrated cane juice all have in common?

These, along with 52 others, are just another way to say sugar!  That means there are 56 different ways sugar can be listed on food labels, which makes it hard to determine what foods really are a healthy choice.

The World Health Organization suggests limiting your daily sugar intake to 25 grams.  This advice is hard to stick to when addedsugar hides in ¾ of the 600,000 items in the grocery store! The other ¼ of the food includes:
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Meats
  • Fish
  • Nuts
  • Water

By sticking to this list, you will reduce your sugar consumption and start living a happier, healthier life.

The more you know! 

Click here for more astonishing sugar facts!  Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight

Allie Raich
Health Information Management

Reference
TED-Ed. 2014, March 31. Sugar: Hiding in plain sight Robert Lustig.