The ONE Ingredient that is Ruining Your Health!!
We all know that we should choose whole, unprocessed foods in our diet daily in order to improve our health. But every now and then, you need to pick up some packaged foods. How the heck do you know what to pick? Here is the ONE thing you need to know to improve your health….
READ THE NUTRITION LABEL INGREDIENTS AND AVOID SUGAR!!!
74% of packaged foods sold in your local store have added sugar. Added sugar is not only in cookies and candy, but in many savory and “natural” foods, like: bread, pasta sauce, oatmeal, tortillas, and salsa- just about anything you can think of! The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the following intakes daily, or less: 38g (9tsp) for men, 25g (6tsp) for women and 12g (3 tsp) for children. An average American consumes over 66 lbs of added sugar per year.
LET’S LOOK AT A FEW PRODUCT EXAMPLES:
Pepsi (12oz) has 41g of sugar:
Raisin Bran (1 cup) 19g of sugar:
Heinz Ketchup (2 TB) 4g of sugar:
Quaker Banana Nut Oatmeal (1 packet) 12g of sugar:
So now you know- avoid sugar! But wait, there’s a little more to it. This is where it gets tricky- added sugar is not just listed in the ingredients list as “sugar.” It has 61 different names- WTF… 61! Yes, that’s right. Check out the full list below, educate yourself and read your labels!!!
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Eat Real Food. Be Healthy. Feel Amazing!!!
|61 Names for Sugar|
|Agave nectar||Demerara sugar||Maltol|
|Barley malt syrup||Evaporated cane juice||Muscovado|
|Beet sugar||Free-flowing brown sugars||Palm sugar|
|Buttered syrup||Fruit juice||Powdered sugar|
|Cane juice||Fruit juice concentrate||Raw sugar|
|Cane juice crystals||Glucose||Refiner’s syrup|
|Cane sugar||Glucose solids||Rice syrup|
|Carob syrup||Golden syrup||Sorghum Syrup|
|Castor sugar||Grape sugar||Sucrose|
|Coconut palm sugar||HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Syrup)||Sugar (granulated)|
|Coconut sugar||Honey||Sweet Sorghum|
|Confectioner’s sugar||Icing sugar||Syrup|
|Corn sweetener||Invert sugar||Treacle|
|Corn syrup||Malt syrup||Turbinado sugar|
|Corn syrup solids||Maltodextrin||Yellow sugar|
|Dehydrated cane juice|