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!
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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.
By: Kaylee R, Sophie B, and Dabney H
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Have you ever wanted a nice cold Mountain Dew on a nice average temperature day?
Mountain Dew has 276 grams of sugar in 2 liters! Even if you don’t drink all of this in a day, this still has way too much sugar. If you drink Mountain Dew, think twice about this absurd sugar killer. Not trying to spoil your appetite, but have you heard of Mounting Dew mouth?
It can really mess your mouth up so badly to the point you will not want to smile again!
Scientists have done tests on people from when they are babies to adults, and the results were not that good.
So is Mountain Dew really worth drinking most of the time?
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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!
By: Jadon W.
Shocking Statistic of the Morning:
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.
“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.
By: Stewart B.
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.
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!
Written By: Jadon W, Thomas K and Mitchell R
Video By: NYC Department of Health
Watch this video that we found. It has some great statistics about the sugar that is killing us.
A shocking statistic from the video is that 80% of the foods you eat have high fructose corn syrup. That means 8 out of every 10 things you eat have added sugar.
By Josh N. and Krish P.
35 Million pounds is about 9 billion pieces, enough to circle the moon 20 times. In those 35 million pounds of candy corn there are 13,160,000,000 grams of sugar.
Made by: Stewart B.
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Look at this picture. The amount of sugar in a Milky Way could fill up the whole bar.
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.
By:Matthew N, Marvin G.