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What Does Sugar Actually Do To Your Body?

Since the beginning of this blog, we have talked about sugar….

But it turns out that we have never actually have talked about the negative affects of sugar on your body. We partnered with the people at Retro Goblin to create this video to inform people about what sugar does on your body.

So that explains what sugar does to your body. Again a big thanks to Retro Goblin for partnering with us to create this video!

#whatsugardoestoyou 

~Thomas

 

 

 

Binge Eating Ben and Jerrys

I know we have done other posts on Ben and Jerry’s but the only flavor we have compared is Vanilla. Now it is time to compare more flavors… let’s get into it!

So the flavors we will be comparing are Chocolate Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake, Cherry Garcia, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter, and Phish Food.

(I know what you are thinking, PHISH FOOD?!? Look it up, it’s seems good.)

Since we are not made of cash, we cannot actually buy all of the flavors — but we used our trusty calorieking.com to do our research. Here we go!

Chocolate Fudge has 27 grams of sugar per serving.

Strawberry Cheesecake has 22 grams of sugar per serving.

Cherry Garcia has 23 grams of sugar per serving.

Plain Chocolate has 21 grams of sugar per serving.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough has 25 grams of sugar per serving.

Peanut Butter has 24 grams of sugar per serving.

Phish Food has 28 grams of sugar per serving.

All of those average out to around 24.3 grams per serving, which equals a half of a cup. That means with one scoop of ice cream, you will fulfill all of daily sugar needs. That is ridiculous!

But the thing is everybody knows that ice cream is bad for you but they keep eating it anyways.

If your ice cream addiction is going through the roof, come back on Monday for a new inventive way to keep the taste but not the sugar!

#benandjerrysisouttokillus

~Thomas

Nutella, the Nutty One

 

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Nutella and toast, Nutella on a spoon, Nutella with an apple, the list goes on and on.

It is no lie that Nutella goes with practically everything. Many people would think that Nutella is a nutritious part of a nutritious breakfast. I mean it IS made with hazelnuts.

The problem with that logic is that in one serving of Nutella there are 20 grams of sugar! That is practically your whole days worth of sugar spread out on your morning toast. That is outrageous!

So next time you get out of bed craving that nutty spread, think twice.

#StopTheSpread

By: Thomas K.

Juices and Smoothies Snackdown!


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You thought both juices and smoothies are healthy, but their’s one that’s superior to the other.

There are many different factors that can affect this. A homemade smoothie or juice is better than store bought, and what you use in your smoothie/juice can change the results but here are the facts: An all-fruit smoothie has less sugar and more fiber than a fruit juice.

You may be asking, “What is this fiber and how does it make a smoothie better?” Basically, fiber is a carbohydrate your body cannot break down, so because of that it leaves your body feeling much fuller. When you make juice, although you get a lot of nutrients, you don’t get the filling fiber, making you want more food.

So basically, both are fairly healthy choices, but if you want to be filled, smoothies are you best choice.

Written by: Jadon W

Hot Chocolate

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The weather is getting cold (except in the southern hemisphere) and the snow is starting to fall.

We are all in our houses, snuggled up in blankets, drinking our hot chocolate…but are we going to start looking like Santa if we keep it up?  It turns out in a 12 oz drink of Hot-Cocoa there is actually 36 grams of sugar.

That is over the daily recommended amount and half of the next days sugar in just one mug of hot chocolate!

#sugarkills

By: Thomas K.

Thanksgiving Dinner With The Family

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Thanksgiving is approaching fast and I know that everyone is looking forward to one thing…

Black Friday! No, I’m joking, its Thanksgiving dinner. And we all know the highlight of the dinner is the Turkey. You may think that the Turkey doesn’t have any sugar in it and you would be correct. But what’s really the ticking time bomb of sugar is the cranberry sauce.

The thing that is always hard to spread over your Turkey has 21 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup (Serving Size).  So next time that you reach for another serving of the sauce think twice before pouring the whole can all over your plate. Happy Thanksgiving!

#GobbleGobble

Written By: Thomas K.

Edited By: Jadon W.

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Treat… Or Trick?!

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That’s right I’m flipping the saying, want to know why?

Halloween is a time to celebrate… not if you pass out for over dosing sugar. Every year Americans buy 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween!  That’s the equivalent of 6 Titanic ships! Imagine how much the average American eats every Halloween. Well the answer to that is 3.4 pounds.  The most popular being M&Ms, which has 31 grams of sugar per regular bag. So this Halloween think, is it a treat or a trick!

#treatortrick

By:Jadon W.

The Secret Behind Whipped Cream

 

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!

#whippedcreamssecret

#nitrousoxide 

By Jaques and Jadon

Is Philly Being Silly?

How much are you willing to pay for soda?

If people in Philadelphia want a soda, they are going to have to pay a little more than normal. How much? 1.5 cents per ounce more! That’s because Philadelphia is passing a law that states that when you buy a soda, you have to pay 1.5 cents for every ounce of soda. That means a can of Coke-Cola will cost 11 cents more!

Now that may not seem like much more money for the government, but Philadelphia is expected to earn 91 million dollars in the next year! While this law may make people healthier, the government convinced people to support it by promising to use the money they make from the tax to improve schools and community centers.

That begs the question, how many sodas will be bought?! If everyone bought the same size soda, a can of Coke-Cola, that means about 8,088,888 cans. As of right now there is only one other city in the US who has passed a similar law — a city in California called Berkeley, where the distributors, or sellers of soda, have to pay one more cent per ounce to sell their soda.

New York has also tried to pass laws on sodas.  In 2013 The New York City Board of Health tried to pass a law where sodas over 16 ounces were banned.  This was ruled out by the New York Supreme Court. One of the reasons this was denied was that it only applied to restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums, and similar businesses, while grocery stores were still allowed to sell sodas of any size. In my opinion I think a soda ban is a decent idea, but it’s unfair to leave one of the biggest soda-selling industries out.

Returning to Philadelphia, Coke-Cola and Pepsi-Co are more than upset about this law. It definitely means that sales will go down, which means they earn less money. They should count their blessings though, because the original tax was to be 3-cents-per-ounce.  This was halved because it was thought to be too ridiculous.

Philadelphia may be an inspiration to other cities, so this law may someday apply to you.

But now my question for you is, what do you think about this law?

By Jadon W.

Only 24 Grams of Sugar a Day? Hehe- Oops!

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Just recently I found an article called 6 Surprising Sources of Sugar.  What really surprised me was this statistic:  “On average Americans consume 475 calories of added sugar every day (that’s 30 teaspoons).”

Think about this:  There are about 4 grams of sugar in a teaspoon. That means if you do the math, on average Americans consume 120 grams of sugar every day! If you are supposed to consume only 24 grams a day, that means you consume exactly 5 days of sugar every day.

Stated another way, the average American eats 5 TIMES the amount of sugar that they should every single day!

#mindboggling

#areyoufollowingtherecommendation?

#sugarkills

By: Jadon W.