Category: Snack

The New York Times Is On To Something

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Want to know how much sugar you eat each day?

Then you should go to this awesome interactive quiz by The New York Times. Basically what you can do is go through your daily foods and see how much added sugar you consume.

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.

#newyorktimes

#checkyoursugar

By: Jadon Wellum

Fruit…In A Can

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When you crack open that sweet can of peaches…and it spills all over you.

The thing is, a half of a can of peaches (3.5 oz) has 13 grams of sugar. A peach (3.5 oz) has 8 grams of sugar (Take a look at our natural vs added sugar post) and that is just in HALF of the can of peaches.

So subtracting the amount of natural sugar…Multiplying by pi…dividing by the gravitational constant…It gives us 5 grams of added sugar per half can of peaches, so 10 grams of added sugar per full can.

That means in just one can of peaches you get about half of your daily recommended sugar intake.

#justeatthefruit

Thomas

The so CLIFF BARS

 

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Have you ever thought of a Chocolate Chip Cliff Bar as a “healthy” snack?

Well, it actually has more than half of your daily sugar value. ONE Chocolate Chip Cliff Bar has 18 grams of added sugar. So if you eat 2 Cliff Bars, you have gone over the daily amount of sugar that doctors recommend that you eat — 24 grams.

So your healthy snack is not so healthy after all.

#cliffyoushouldnotclimb

By: Kaylee R, Sophie B, and Dabney H

 

 

McDonald’s Milkshake vs Wendy’s Frosty

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We all know that McDonald’s can make you Mcfat (getting fat from McDonald’s).

Their meals are very unhealthy. But now, its time to look at their deserts or more specifically, their milkshakes! We are going to compare a 12 oz McDonald’s chocolate triple thick “Death”shake with a 12 oz chocolate frosty from Wendy’s.

According to my calculations, McDonald’s triple thick milkshake is 7.28 times worse than Wendy’s frosty.

Which Disastrously drink would you consume? Anyone would obviously choose what’s not McDonald’s. Which ever one you think tastes good might not be what it seems.

#McFat

#ImHatingIt

#SugarKills

Post & Slide by: Jordan Eilers

 

SugarBucks: Caffe Mocha with No Whipped Cream

 

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It’s that time of year, it’s getting chilly and we all want Starbucks, just don’t get this…

The Caffe Mocha with soy milk and no whipped cream has 34 grams of sugar. That’s over one daily serving of sugar. You also have to think that this drink doesn’t have whipped cream. Its very high in sugar yet it doesn’t have all the extra stuff and flourishes. So next time you go to Starbucks and get a drink, make a healthier choice.

#Sugarbucks

By:Madison M. and Matthew N.

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.

Classic Starbucks Chocolate Croissant

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Have you ever been to Starbucks and wanted a tasty pastry to go with your coffee?

Starbucks has a array of pastry including chocolate croissants. The chocolate croissants at Starbucks has 10 grams of sugar wasting almost half your daily amount of sugar. Now ask yourself this question, how much sugar were you planing to eat today? How much sugar did you just have on your little ‘harmless’ stop to Starbucks?

#wasitharmless

By: Kate P.

Dark Chocolate vs Milk Chocolate

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On average an american consumes about 11 lbs of chocolate every year.                                   

That’s 2464 grams of sugar each year, or about 102 days worth of sugar. That’s also a little more than 2 average physics textbooks. Or about 1 average house cat!

Imagine eating 2 large textbooks or even your own cat! Most chocolate consumed by kids is milk chocolate which, by the way has 21.9 grams of sugar in one bar. Most people think dark chocolate is better, it is, it’s about 11 grams better. That doesn’t mean you should gorge yourself with it. So which chocolate do you like best?

#darkormilk 

Written by and Slide by: Jadon W

Sugarway

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Have you ever been to a restaurant were they give you a cookie with your meals?

At some restaurants they have combo meal deals and some come with cookies. At subway they have cookies that you can chose to come with your meal, while you may not know that those cookies actually have 18 grams of sugar in one cookie. So, is your combo meal deal really a deal?

#IsItReallyADeal?

By:Lauren K.

Slide by :Matthew N.

Sugar Charms Will Kill You!

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My family likes to have cereal for breakfast. My little brothers like to have Lucky Charms everyday. They say it’s sweet, but how? How much sugar is in Lucky Charms?

One cup of Lucky Charms has 13.3 g of sugar. 24 grams are one day worth of sugar. So if you had a cup of Lucky Charms for breakfast today, you already ate half of the sugar that you can eat.

#SugarCharms #LuckySugar

By: Grace K.

Slide By:Matthew N.