Friday, June 1, 2018

Secret Sugar Bombs in Your Diet

There’s a good chance that you’re consuming more sugar than you should on a daily basis. The sweet stuff hides in everything from the dressing you put on your salad to the almond milk you pour on your breakfast cereal. That’s not even counting all the places we know it’s lurking — like soda and ice cream.

Sugar can hide in some unlikely places, even in foods that seem healthy. We should aim for about 6 teaspoons of sugar each day. Becoming aware of hard-to-spot sugars in your daily diet can help you make better choices for your body and your health. 

Oatmeal - that's good for you, right?
one packet instant cinnamon oatmeal
3 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR

Yogurt - good for gut-health, right?
8 ounces fruit flavored yogurt
7 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR

Pasta Sauce - tomatoes are veggies, right?
One and a half cups jarred pasta sauce
3 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR

Iced Tea - way better than soda, right?
16 ounce bottled sweetened tea
12 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR

BBQ Sauce - it makes the "healthy" chicken much tastier
two tablespoons of bottled sauce
3 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR

As you can see, it is very easy to reach the 6 teaspoon limit of sugars each day, even without eating any "sweet" foods such as cookies, coffee drinks or sweetened breakfast cereal. Becoming aware of the secret sugar bombs in your day can give you the tools you need to make nutritious choices to fuel your body for vitality.


Stay Active, Keep Moving and
Enjoy Your (low sugar) Food 

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