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.