Please do not pass the Sugar

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Do you have any idea how much sugar you are eating? Its probably a lot more than you think.

 

Eat less sugar in 5 steps 

 

Rethink your Drink

Put down the apple juice and skip the lattes. We may be conscious of the sugar in our foods however we forget that what we drink contains sugar too. Did you know there are 39 grams of sugar in a can of Coca Cola?

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Don’t Eat it for breakfast 

The average cereal contains on average 25 grams of sugar. Thats almost your entire daily intake in one sitting.Choose a balanced breakfast with complex carbs and proteins instead.

 

Get Saucy

Many of us add sauces to our meals without knowing what the sugar content is. Try making homemade sauces, in my opinion they taste better. Did you know Dolmio Bolognese Original sauce has over 7 grams of sugar per portion.

 

Get your Beauty Sleep

Many studies have shown when we get less than 7 hours sleep a night our hunger hormone grehlin increases and we crave sugar to give us that lift we need to get through the day. On the other hand our hormone leptin (The I am full hormone) decreases. The more balanced these hormones are the more likely we are to experience these sweet cravings.

 

Infuse your water

Infuse your water with fruits and citrus. This will bring some zest into your life without all the added fructose. Herbal teas do the trick too.

 

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Sugar Shockers

Did you know that there are more than 200 types of added sugars in processed food and drinks. Added sugars are used in more than 75% of products sold in supermarkets, and are often in unexpected items such as bread.

 

How can added sugar affect the body? 

Liver: your liver has to work extra hard to process added sugar if you eat too much of it. Excess sugar in the liver often turns to fat. This fat can build up and lead to liver damage or other health concerns such as heart disease, high cholesterol or diabetes.

 

Brain: added sugar can be as addictive as drugs or alcohol. If affects the same regions of the brain which triggers the pleasure sensors to release dopamine. Dopamine will make you want to eat more even when your’e not hungry.

 

Pancreas:  too much added sugar intake can overload and damage your pancreas. The pancreas controls the blood sugar called insulin that powers your muscles and organs. Lack of insulin can cause muscle and nerve damage.

 

Bye for now

Riadh

 

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