Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Sugar Content in 'Health' Foods

How much sugar is in your food?

If it's processed in any way, probably more than you realize. A recent Mother Jones article shared information from the Credit Suisse Research Institute on sugar consumption and health — then equated the amount of sugar in food to the amount in a Krispy Kreme donut.

There are a few surprises. 
2.2 teaspoons of sugar

5.4 teaspoons of sugar

One donut = 2 teaspoons of sugar, or 10 grams.

  • 6 teaspoons a day for women (100 calories)
  • 8 teaspoons a day for men (150 calories)
Read the labels. Know what you're eating — and decide for yourself if it's a "health food" after all.

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