How Much Sugar Do You Eat?

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Maybe let's use it to exfoliate the skin or to shave, because it is now known: too much sugar - especially if white and refined - it hurts.


Ma do you really know how much sugar you consume per day? No?! Be careful, knowing this is essential for a healthy diet.

 

Too much sugar is bad

The message is part of an interesting photographic project, which is enjoying great success, called Dealerdesucre, by a French dietitian artist, "sugar trafficker".


The project aims to make known the quantity, expressed in cubes, of sugar present in various foods. Well yes, we thus discover that the sugar of our days is really a lot and certainly not good for health!

If you decide to undertake a daily diet improvement program, the first thing a good dietician or a skilled dietician does is to ban pure sugar and replace it with other products, such as honey, malts, natural syrups.

In fact, if you think that the average daily allowable dose is 25 grams of sugar (a lump weighs 5 grams, about six teaspoons), it is incorrect to say that those who consume less than 5 lumps a day are okay with their conscience - and health!


The shots illustrate this well and Dealerdesucre is clearly a very effective visual message in this sense.

 

Why is sugar considered a dark poison?

 

Where is sugar found?

In the shots you can see them alimony which are normally thought not to contain sugar, such as French fries of the bag so to speak, or it yogurt, or a hamburger.


For example if you ate a chocolate muffin, you would be okay with it all day XNUMX/XNUMX cup sugar, while a pack of four caramelized sesame bars would already be too much, as would some drinks.

Sugar is in the ketchup, in packaged chocolates, in peanut butter and in moles industrial sandwiches. Not to mention chocolate creams of well-known brands and various candies; sugar is even found in cereal bars and certain bulk breakfast cereals. So be careful. Also there fruit it is, in part, sugar.

Therefore, depending on the calories and individually tailored diets, we recommend pay attention to what you eat: no more than 4 dry or wholemeal biscuits for breakfast, no more than 4 rusks, no more than two teaspoons of 100% natural jam and no more than a couple of fruits, one mid-morning and one mid-afternoon.

Sugar to sweeten tea, coffee and drinks becomes honey o barley malt or rice, agave syrup, natural stevia or very little fructose, just to name the alternatives.


With coffee, once you try it without sugar, there is no going back: seeing is believing. One yogurt a day is sufficient, instead of or alternatively 150ml of milk (note that almond milk may also contain sugar!), better to choose it natural.

And also get used to reading where the sugar or sucrose is: yes to the writing "does not contain added sugars", on the other hand, the numerous industrial products that contain it such as snacks, scones, packaged biscuits are banned. Better DIY also for snacks and cereals.


Chocolate? Very bitter, from 80% up, without abusing it, a small piece a couple of times a week.


And what about the cakes? Do not worry, in addition to the aforementioned stevia, honey, malts and extracts or concentrated juices of apple or grape juice, sugar can be replaced with a much healthier one. mix of dried fruit, dates, apricots, figs and plums, for pastry masterpieces.

 

To learn more:

> How do sugar and other foods affect temperament?

> Without sugar for a year, the story of Danièle Gerksens

> Whole cane sugar, the types

 

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