Category: Making Better Choices

It Wasn’t The Brain-Washing He Needed To Worry About…

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In the wonderful story The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe…

A boy named Edmund enters Narnia only to come across an evil ice queen. She feeds him enchanted Turkish Delight to brain-wash him, but really, the fact that there are 68.6  grams of sugar  in one piece, would have killed him first.

#brainwashthis!

 

Johnny, Luke

How Many Times Are You Eating Candy A Week?

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Have you ever had to decide between candy bars?

If you have, then think about this:  We all know that you love Snickers and that it leaves you satisfied, but have you ever noticed how much sugar your actually eating?  You are consuming about 27 grams of sugar.

The beloved Milky Way has about 31 grams of sugar.   Did you know that the delicious 3 Musketeers has about 36 grams of sugar?  How often do you eat those?

In a day your only supposed to have 24 grams of sugar, so eating all of this stuff is obviously bad for your body.

#CandyKillsToo

By Jaques and Johnny

Top 10 Healthiest and Unhealthiest Cereals for Kids

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You know that tasty cereal you have every day?

Well, you’d better think twice before you dip your spoon in that sugary mix!  Because if you eat one of the top 10 least nutritious cereals, you have to change your diet, especially if you are trying to change your diet.  Most of these cereals are made of approximately 39 % sugar!  Ever wondered how much sugar is in your breakfast?  Well, here’s your answer; most the cereals that actually sell well are one of the most unhealthiest breakfast’s made,  so, you better think twice before you shove a spoonful of sugar down your throat!

#top10healthiest #top10unhealthiestcereals #forkids

By: Luke S.

 

5 SUGAR Life Hacks!

Do you know what a life hack is? A life hack is simple change that you can do to make your life easier. But have you heard of a sugar life hack? This post is going to tell you how 5 simple sugar life hacks that will help you change your life for the better!

1. Go Natural

Going natural is a awesome way to lower your sugar intake for everyday meals. Usually non-natural foods have more sugar that natural foods. And if it is the other way around, then you still have to remember that the sugar in a natural food has natural sugar.

2. Know Your Portions

Knowing your portion size is something that everyone should know. A lot of times companies would tell you how much sugar in one serving of a certain food. But what people often forget is how many servings you eat. For example, one gummy bear has 1.3 grams of sugar. But you need to remember, your probably not going to eat only one gummy bear. You are probably going to eat at least 10 – 15 gummy bears. That’s 10-20 grams of sugar right there.

3. Compare Foods

Comparing foods is often a very helpful thing to do. I know this because I researched applesauce for a post. Than I found out that one brand of applesauce had more sugar than another. This shows that comparing foods is often a lifesaver when it comes eating less sugar.

4. Lower It Gradually

Lowering your sugar gradually is the way to go! If you gradually lower sugar than it more likely to be able to eat less sugar without craving it too much. For example if you usually have dessert two times a day after lunch and dinner, try only having one serving of dessert. Most people try to stop eating sugar at all. But that’s not the right way to go. So remember lower it gradually!

5. Clean Out Your Pantry

Do you have tempting foods in your pantry? If you do than you probably have had the temptation to eat some really sugary foods. For example, if you ate a small pack of Oreo’s  you would be eating 13g of sugar. That’s more than HALF of how much sugar you should eat in one day. Cleaning your pantry out and disposing of all of sugary foods in your pantry would help you stop the craving of sugar.

I hope you all ENJOY!

By Jay S.

Edited By Dainel C.

1 Cent for 116 Grams of Sugar? Good Deal!

You take your 1 cent and your Limited Black Edition 2015 Roo Cup into the gas station. Now, what flavor to pick…

We researched four types of Icee flavors – Mountain Dew, Pepsi, Cherry, and Blue Raspberry. Here are the nutritional results:

1. Blue Raspberry has the most sugar at 116 grams – 4.8 days worth of sugar.

2. The Icee with the second most sugar was Cherry flavored at 85 grams – 3.5 days worth of sugar.

3. Third is the Mountain Dew Freeze, which contains 64 grams of sugar – 2.7 days worth of sugar.

4. Finally, the Pepsi flavored Icee had the least, with 60.8 grams of sugar – 2.5 days worth of sugar.

All these calculations assume a serving size of 32 ounces – the size of an average Roo Cup. We hope you remember not only that the Pepsi has the least sugar, but that any slushy is bad for you!

#FrozenSweet

#BlackDeath

-Conor A.

Edited by Daniel and Michael C.

Sugar Sauce

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Have you eaten a applesauce recently, and thought that you’re eating something good for you?

Well, it’s not. In fact, in one cup of applesauce has 36 grams of sugar. You should only be eating a maximum of 24 grams of sugar a day. So in one applesauce cup there are 12 more grams of sugar than you should eat in one day.

That’s a lot of sugar! Next time you come across a cup of applesauce make the right decision and try an actual apple instead.

#sugarsauce

Krish P. and Matthew N.

 

 

 

Is Sugar More Addictive than Cocaine?

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Why do humans love sugar so much?

According to James DiNicolantonio, a cardiovascular research scientist at St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City, humans are biologically drawn to sugar because it helps the body store fat. He also says that you need to eat a certain amount of sugar to alter the brain’s neurochemistry. When you are craving sugar, he says to go for dark chocolate or almonds.

As a result of eating too much sugar, humans can suffer from sugar withdrawals and dopamine depletion. AD-HD-like symptoms can also result from excess amounts of sugar, which is why some might be hyper after eating sugar.

So, is sugar more addictive than cocaine? The answer is, only on excess amounts.

#SugarAddict

#Sugarholic

-Joel H.

 

Sweetin the sour

 This video is about an edible tablet that has zero grams of sugar is supposed to make sour things sweet. That is amazing!

We all enjoy sweet things, but sometimes sugary food is not healthy for us. This video shows us a pill that will change your taste buds so that sour things taste sweet. Now instead of eating sugary foods, we can trick our taste buds into thinking sour foods are sweet.

One of the only problems is the price, and the amount of times you would have to eat it to keep things sweet. Also, someone might get addicted to the tablet. Those are the only problems that we came up with that could affect your body or mind. I think the fact that a tablet can make a non-sugary food taste sweet without adding sugar is incredible!

#SuperSweet

#Bitter Sweet

 By:Mac

Edited by: Lili E.

Astronaunt Ice Cream

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Have you ever eaten an ice cream sandwich? If you have, which brand have you eaten? We found out that Astronaut Sandwiches have 5 grams less sugar than the leading brand! So, next time you want a creamy, yummy, and delicious ice cream sandwich, eat like an astronaut.

#AstronautIceCream

#OutofThisWorld

By: Mac S. and Jonathan H.