They have a good variety of foods and it’s very accurate. It’s also mind blowing how much sugar there is in average foods. One of the coolest parts of this is that if you scroll down you see how you blew the sugar, you can see how much sugar is in each piece of food.
I had some members at Sugar Kills and Kiva try this and there was a big variety of amounts. Some had 10 grams, another had 46 grams, one even had as high as 151 grams of sugar! I personally got 25 grams of sugar, but something tells me that we all won’t follow that exactly.
I did a taste test and compared it to normal ice cream. It’s taste is almost identical, and the texture was quite accurate. I think it’s safe to say it’s pretty close to normal ice cream. So if you happen to see it at the store, try it instead of your normal ice cream.
You know, the light, fluffy, spongecake that’s great with strawberries or chocolate sauce. But plain, it’s quite flavorless. However, did you know that even though it might not taste so sweet, it is still quite sugary.
Using a dry mix produces 15 grams of sugar per one 1.8 ounce serving, and that’s not even with sauce. Lindt Chocolate sauce has 14 grams of sugar in just 2 tablespoons! Combined that’s 29 grams of sugar, 5 grams over the recommended daily amount for teens and tweens.
There is also actually something called Devil’s Food cake, which is basically the opposite of Angel Food cake. It’s rich chocolate cake, with hot fudge, and even more sugary toppings. It’s not much healthier — 12.8 grams of sugar per ounce. Do a little math (multiply 12.8 by the 1.8 ounce serving from earlier) and you get 23 grams of sugar! I guess that’s why it’s called devil food cake.
People think yogurt is good for you, it can be, but not the way Dannon or Yoplait make it.
Both Danimals and Go-gurt have 10 grams of sugar, but that’s not the surprising part; One Danimals bottle is only 3.1 fluid ounces and one Go-gurt tube is only 2.3 fluid ounces. To put that into comparison, 3.1 fluid ounces is only 6.2 tablespoons, 2.3 fl. oz is 4.6 tablespoons. That crazy to think about! The question is, how do they fit 10 grams of sugar into 2.3 and 3.1 fluid ounces?
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.
What he does need to worry about is getting addicted to highly toxicNitrous 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!
The food labels will highlight added sugars which is the biggest change. Before there was no difference in the label between natural and added sugars. This is going to show up many companies who are putting countless amounts of added sugar into their foods. This will help people make better choices on what they are eating by being able to see the different amounts of sugar in everyday foods.
Another change on the food labels is that companies are required to show proper serving size for humans. Having a serving size of four Doritos in a bag that someone is likely to eat from top to bottom is not helpful. Finally, the calorie counts will be in a larger, easier to spot number.
My opinion is that the new label might change the things that people eat. When you are at the store instead of throwing food in your shopping cart, you can look at the added sugars first. I know I will look at the added sugars before eating a food.
My opinion is that the new label will be a great addition to help the world become a healthier place. I hope this will be used to its full potential in helping the world make better choices in their food.
A new app has come out on the app store called Sugar Rush. By scanning the barcode on a food item, it will tell you the natural and added sugars that are in that food. The one downside of the app is that it measures in teaspoons instead of measuring in grams.
Also, if you shake your device it will search for a random food item almost instantly. This could be useful beacause if you were curious about sugars in foods, then learning is just one shake away.
After testing this app we have noticed a slight difference in the amount of sugar shown on the app versus shown on the label, but if you want to quickly find the rough amount, it is a great tool to use.
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!
The question we are asked a lot is about artificial sweeteners being unhealthy. Here is the answer.
The FDA has approved 5 sweeteners that are okay as long as they are used correct. They said no more than 23 packs of Splenda, Sweet One, and Newtame, 75 packets of Equal, and 45 packets of Sweet’N Low.
Sounds good, right? Then why do so many people still consider artificial sweeteners dangerous?
Well, it might be due to our suspicion of putting anything chemical or artificially manufactured in our bodies. It’s probably also due to a long history of overly publicized, poorly designed, and badly executed animal studies that the FDA now says falsely linked artificial sweeteners to cancer.
By having new dietary guidelines, it changes many ways foods are produced. if you would like to learn more about this, check out the New Dietary Guidelines post.