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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

 

 

Angel Food Cake… or Demon Food Cake

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Some of you may have had angel food cake before.

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.

#demonfoodcake

By: Jadon Wellum

Magical or Miserable Maple Syrup

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Maple syrup is a great addition to pancakes any day, but…

…there’s a reason it’s so good. It has a ton of sugar.

One serving of Golden Corral’s maple syrup has 21 grams of sugar.  And that’s just how much sugar is in the syrup. With the added sugar in pancakes, you’re eating over 24 grams of sugar — the amount you are allowed to eat during an entire day — during breakfast.

#MapleSugar

By: Priya C.

Size is Deceptive

Danimals and Go-gurt

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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?

 

#tinytastyandtoxic

By: Jadon W

Juices and Smoothies Snackdown!


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You thought both juices and smoothies are healthy, but their’s one that’s superior to the other.

There are many different factors that can affect this. A homemade smoothie or juice is better than store bought, and what you use in your smoothie/juice can change the results but here are the facts: An all-fruit smoothie has less sugar and more fiber than a fruit juice.

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.

Written by: Jadon W

Lemonade’s Not as Great as you Think.

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A glass of lemonade isn’t that sweet.

One serving of Minute Maid Lemonade has 44 grams of sugar. That’s almost twice the amount sugar a person should have in a day. It’s high in sugar, so next time you drink a glass of  lemonade, remember; it’s not as great as you think.

#NotSoSweetLemonade

By: Priya C.

Edited by: Augustus T.

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Merry Christmas

It’s that time of year…

Time for us to take a break from work and Christmas is just around the corner. This trackout is longer than usual we will be back on the 23rd of January. We are gonna go ride sleighs in Antarctica. Or maybe the #sugarkills team will try skydiving off of Mount Everest. Either way we are excited to track-out and having amazing holidays. We will back in 2017  hopefully gonna start the new year off with some new post.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

-Sugarkills Team

Hot Chocolate

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The weather is getting cold (except in the southern hemisphere) and the snow is starting to fall.

We are all in our houses, snuggled up in blankets, drinking our hot chocolate…but are we going to start looking like Santa if we keep it up?  It turns out in a 12 oz drink of Hot-Cocoa there is actually 36 grams of sugar.

That is over the daily recommended amount and half of the next days sugar in just one mug of hot chocolate!

#sugarkills

By: Thomas K.

Death-Fil-A 101

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I bet you’ve been to Chick-Fil-A and gotten a milkshake.

I also bet you don’t know the amount of sugar in any of the shakes. I’ll tell you:

  • 18 oz Chocolate milkshake: 111g
  • 18 oz Cookies and Cream milkshake: 100g
  • 18 oz Strawberry milkshake: 98g
  • 18 oz Vanilla milkshake: 95g

https://www.caloriecount.com/cc/search.php?searchpro=Chick-Fil-A+milkshake

24 grams of sugar is the amount that your supposed to have in a day. All of these shakes are about 4-5 days worth of sugar. When you add them all up, you get a total of 404 grams of sugar, which equals 101 grams on average of sugar per shake. I hope next time you want a shake, you don’t choose Chick-Fil-A. Make a healthier choice.

By: Gus T.

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