Category: Mind Blowing

Molten Chocolate Sugar Cake

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As you know from other posts,  an average human is supposed to eat 24 grams of sugar a day. Did you know that Chili’s serves 104 grams of sugar in one Molten Chocolate Cake.

Isn’t that crazy!

That is 80 grams more sugar than you should have in an entire day. What’s even crazier is that if you split it up between four people, you would STILL eat 26 grams of sugar, which is 2 grams than the limit!

#Sugarcake

By: Sanjit and Drew

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.

Nearly Half A Billon People Now Have Diabetes

Shocking Statistic of the Morning:

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The World Health Organization has released its first ever global report on diabetes. The results are frightening.

According to the WHO, the number of diabetes cases has nearly quadrupled over the last three decades. In 1980, there were 108 million adults with diabetes.  But in 2014, there were 422 million adults with diabetes.

Diabetes alone killed 1.5 million people in 2012, while high blood glucose led to another 2.2 million deaths.

In 1980, 5.6 percent of the Eastern Mediterranean region had diabetes.  In 2014, the percentage was 13.7. In 1980, 2.4 percent of the United States had diabetes.  In 2014, 9 percent of the United States had diabetes.

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“Diabetes is a silent disease, but it is on an unrelenting march that we need to stop,” said Etienne Krug, a WHO official.

One way to stop the unrelenting march would be to grab a salad for lunch today.

#stopthemarch

By: Stewart B.

Milky Way V.S. Snickers

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How many of you like Snickers? How many of you like Milky Way? Well, hold on to your candy wrappers and call me Willy Wonka, because it’s time to put these two decievingly delecious chocolates to the test!

Believe it or not, the winner is Snickers! Snickers has 27 grams of sugar per bar, while Milky Way has 35 grams per bar! However, I say Snickers wins with a huge grain of salt. Since you are only supposed to eat 24 grams of sugar per day, and Snickers doesn’t make the cut. So if you have the choice, don’t choose either.

#sosugary

By: Rohan K.

Edited By: Stewart B.

Skittles Vs. M&Ms

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Starving for some M&Ms? Or do you want some Skittles instead?

What most people don’t know is that they shouldn’t eat either!  They are both very high in sugar. There are 22 grams of sugar in just 1 ounce of Skittles! 2 more grams of sugar, and your done for the entire day.

M&M’s have 18 grams of sugar per ounce. They do have less sugar than Skittles, but still have a lot. Eat both of those together, and you’ve gone 16 sugar grams beyond what you’re supposed to eat in day!

#2badandsugarychoices

By: Nikolai S.

Edited By: Rohan K.

Pouring on the Pounds Part 2

Do you remember the video we shared with you in January 2013? 

It disturbingly shared that drinking one 12 ounce soda a day will make you 10 pounds fatter each year! If you don’t here’s a link to the video. Well, the creators, the New York City Department of Health, have just released this video, check it out:

Could you imagine walking 3 miles just to burn off the calories of a 20 ounce can of soda!  That’s a lot of walking.

Considering that portion sizes have been getting bigger and bigger — especially in restaurants where most of the time you can refill your soda for free — you should think twice about what you are drinking… unless you like walking!

#walkingoffthepounds

Written By: Jadon W, Thomas K and Mitchell R

Video By: NYC Department of Health

What It Takes To Fill Up The Red Suit

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You leave the cookies and milk out for Santa on Christmas, right? Do you ever wonder how much sugar he consumes?

Well, just three sugar cookies have 42 grams of sugar! Also, just one cup (8 fl.oz) of reduced fat milk (2% fat) has 12.3 grams of sugar! In total, that’s 54.3 grams of sugar!

Oh yeah: And Santa eats this at millions of houses a night!

#SantasFatChat

#MerryChristmas

By Katie R.

Dark Chocolate Vs Milk Chocolate

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There is reason why milk chocolate is so sweeeeeet, while dark chocolate is bitter.

Everyone knows that chocolate bars contain a lot of sugar. But have you figured out which chocolate―dark or milk―is better? Well, one ounce of milk chocolate contains 14.6g of sugar. The size of one ounce is even smaller than a regular milk chocolate bar!

For dark chocolate, one ounce contains 6.8g of sugar.

Still not a small amount, but surely better.

#Dark_KO

By: Grace K.

The Sugar Life

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Look at this picture. The amount of sugar in a Milky Way could fill up the whole bar.

#mindblown

We are starting a series of The Sugar Life posts. This Milky Way has 31 grams of sugar. Each cube has 2 grams of sugar.  That means this candy bar has 15 cubes of sugar in it.

Look at the image above. The sugar fills up the whole candy bar! Each post will include a picture of a common food and the amount of sugar cubes that would fill up that food. Tell us if you like this idea and if we could do something differently.

#sugarlife

By:Matthew N, Marvin G.