It’s also the time when middle schoolers kick their feet up and spend a few weeks out of school , staying up late and sleeping in. Sugar IS important — but so is Fall Vacation, y’all!
That means there won’t be any new posts here until we are back in school near the end of October! We are looking forward to writing for you again — but we are also looking forward to camping trips and sleepovers too!
The Sugar Kills Team.
Ghirardelli chocolate chips are mini and delicious. The whole bag can be gone in a minute with some of the chocoholics out there.
These mini chips might seem a little too sweet for you, considering the amount you can eat, but your mind will change when you find out the nutrition. That’s right! 115 chips only have 8 grams of sugar! Plus, there is about 7 one hundredths of sugar in each chip! Since when has chocolate become more healthy?
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Milkshakes are a creamier drink than others. Its sweet, sugary, and totally cravable!
If you want an 18 oz milkshake, Do Not Go To McDonald’s, because their Triple Thick Shake has a whopping 546 grams of sugar in an 18 oz cup! Look for yourself by visiting this site and changing the serving size to 18 ounces.
Slide and Post By: Jordan Eilers
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All of Motts commercials promote that a serving of juice is good for you and promotes healthy growth.
While the juice may be good, sugar-wise it isn’t. This drink has 28 grams of sugar. That’s a little over a day of sugar. So one glass in the morning, and your done for the day. Most diabetics or people with insulin resistance can’t even have juices like Mott’s.
Most parents give their younger kids those juices because they are “healthy” but are you really helping your kid by feeding them so much sugar?
By: Maddy M
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Have you ever wanted a nice cold Mountain Dew on a nice average temperature day?
Mountain Dew has 276 grams of sugar in 2 liters! Even if you don’t drink all of this in a day, this still has way too much sugar. If you drink Mountain Dew, think twice about this absurd sugar killer. Not trying to spoil your appetite, but have you heard of Mounting Dew mouth?
It can really mess your mouth up so badly to the point you will not want to smile again!
Scientists have done tests on people from when they are babies to adults, and the results were not that good.
So is Mountain Dew really worth drinking most of the time?
I bet you have done this and might have felt guilty about it.
But actually there is less than one gram of sugar in one serving. Jaques won’t have to worry about the sugar amount.
What he does need to worry about is getting addicted to highly toxic Nitrous oxide — which is the gas used to shoot the whipped cream into his mouth!
Some effects of it is nausea, vomiting, dizziness, numbness, slurred speech, confusion, hallucinations and fainting. Oh and did I mention that those are just the short-term effects of Nitrous oxide. Some long-term effects are: damage to the heart tissues, an irregular heartbeat, nerve damage, and bone marrow suppression.
The main danger is that it deprives the brain of oxygen, which could lead to fainting, comas, or death.
But it’s not ALL bad: It is used in dental or surgical uses. You may know it as “laughing gas“. Granted that is given to you by trained doctors, so it’s probably safe then. Plus your probably not going to get addicted if you do this every now and again, but don’t say I didn’t warn you. At least you won’t have to worry about diabetes!
By Jaques and Jadon
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Mr. Ferriter just did something crazy. He gave his own daughter an 8.1 ounce bottle of Grape Fanta.
What he did not know was that in that bottle of soda there was 33 grams of sugar. The limit of sugar is 24 grams per day. This means he gave his daughter 9 grams of sugar over the limit!
Hopefully Mr. Ferriter learns from this mistake and stops giving his daughter sugary food.
Just remember, Sugarkills
By: Sanjit, Drew, Braden
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When you go to the grocery store, you see tons of candies in the checkout aisles. You dream of the sweet sensation of a Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar.
Before you take out your wallet, think twice about buying this chocolate killer. One average bar has one day’s worth of sugar. You will regret this decision. Chocolate is sweet and savory but the nutrition is deadly! Chocolate is whack, get on the right track!
Mr. Ferriter gave this sugary treat to Reece, his daughter, without looking at the nutrition label. This is what a bad parent would do!
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Have you ever gone to Starbucks looking for something “healthy” to eat? I don’t know about you but I look straight at the Classic Coffee Cake. There’s no chocolate or glaze.
No! It has 36 grams of sugar! That is 12 (50%) more grams of sugar than the limit which is 24 grams of sugar.
So next time you stop at the coffee shop stay away from the Classic Coffee Cake.
by Sanjit & Drew
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In the flood of new energy drinks, it is hard to keep track of all the sugar in them. In this comparison, we will be comparing two of the most popular brands; Gatorade vs Powerade!
Let the fight begin!
In the red corner coming in with 56 grams of sugar, is Gatorade Thirst Quencher! In the blue corner coming in with 28 grams of sugar, is Powerade!
Both of them are over the daily recommended sugar amount of 24 grams, but it seems like in this case Powerade is the winner!
Hold on a second; Let’s broaden our searches for a second match, to Gatorade 02. This type of Gatorade has only 18 grams per bottle. So, Gatorade 02 will be the best for you if you are looking for the least sugar in your drink.
By: Thomas K