Have you ever looked at the sugar content on the labels of your food? If so, it probably didn’t really register to you exactly how much you were eating. Why? Because sugar is labeled in grams. This is not a common unit of measurement in the United States. Good news! I know how to convert it and I’m here to show you how!
Sugar is found in almost every processed food. Check the labels yourself to see. Sugar can create a number of unwanted problems such as:
- Increase weight gain
- Cause acne
- Increase heart disease risk
- Increase risk for diabetes
- Increase depression
- Increase cancer risk
- Accelerate skin aging
- Cause fatigue
- Increase risk of fatty liver & kidney disease
- Increase tooth decay
- Lead to dementia
The human body can only process 2 teaspoons maximum at a time. The average soda contains about 36 teaspoons of sugar! To truly understand how much sugar that is, I encourage you to get a glass and measure out 36 teaspoons of sugar. Still want to drink it?
It’s best to consume foods that are naturally sweet. They will provide nutrition in addition to satisfying your sweet tooth. Please note that intense sweet cravings are a sign of nutrient deficiency and it’s not sugar. Try some of these organic naturally sweet sugar substitutes instead:
Most importantly, please remember: unless labeled organic or non-GMO, it’s genetically modified!