Friday, October 4, 2013

Day 4 - 31 Days of Change

I watched an amazing show tonight on sugar ion the investigative show "Marketplace".
The effects of sugar are staggering. It is leading to an epidemic of diabetes, cancer and even Alzheimers.  Scary stuff.

Sugar is in almost everything that is processed.
4 grams of sugar equals 1 tsp. of sugar.

Some foods and the sugar found in them:
1 can of coke - 50 grams of sugar or 8 tsp.
1/2 cup pf vanilla Greek yogurt = 5 tsp of sugar
a healthy steamer dinner = 5 1/2 tsp of sugar

If a teen has 1 can of pop a day that equals 50 lb. of sugar a year!

According to research most North Americans have at least 26 g of sugar a day. It is recommended that men have 9 and women have 6.

the Fifth Estate's  website for all the info  - what sugar does to the body and even a low sugar for example.

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