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Eating Too Much Sugar! Attention Please

Posted on 17 April 2017 by admin

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Eating Too Much Sugar! Attention Please

You may also relate to the above line but bear in mind that eating too much sugar can be dangerous for your health. You never know where this sugar may be hiding to risk your health. Let’s check our sugar intake in a day to avoid any side effects of excessive sugar consumption.

You may think now, how much sugar per day? or How much sugar is too much? What should be the healthy sugar intake?

For the answer, you need to know that sugar in our diet occurs two ways:

Naturally occurring sugars that occur naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose).Fructose gets slowly dissolved in the body and does not cause any wild variations in blood sugar levels as table sugar does.

     2. Added sugars (also known as sucrose) and syrups that are added at the table or added at the time of processing.

The point to note is that not all sugar is bad or poison for health. Foods that contain natural sugar with dietary fiber, protein and other essential nutrients are good for health. Foods such as fresh or dried fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy products are always fine for your health and well being.

How many grams of sugar per day?

According to the American Heart Association (AHA)

For a woman: 6 teaspoons of sugar in a day that means 100 calories per day.

For a man: 9 teaspoons of sugar in a day that means 150 calories a day.

You need to check your sugar intake, if you are eating too much sugar than this information. You will be surprised to know that a can of regular soda contains 8 teaspoons of sugar, or 130 calories.

An average healthy digestive system can only digest 6 to 9 teaspoons of sugar daily, above this; sugar intake can create serious problems to your health.

Too much sugar consumption can create serious health problems, so be attentive and ensure your daily sugar intake. Some health consequences related to sugar consumption are mentioned below:

·Eating too much sugar every day turns out an over acid condition, and as a result more and more minerals are required in the body to repair the imbalance.Eating too much sugar affects every organ in the body.Excessive sugar intake is a major factor in dental decay as much calcium is taken from the bones and teeth.


Eating too much sugar can cause overweight


The human body cannot stand to large amount of sugar intake and as an outcome too much sugar disturbs our metabolism.


Too much sugar means increased risks for high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

As I said earlier, we never know where this sugar is hiding. The following foods are just some of those that have high sugar content and high intake can make threat to your fitness and healthiness.

I love sweetened foods, but I know the extra calories can be a problem for my health. That’s because added table sugars or eating too much sugar products don’t put in anything but empty calories, with no extra nutritional benefit.

Bread, cakes, pancakes, pasta, and pie:

All these bakery items are made of white flour. Eating White flour products is similar to eating sugar. Eating too much white flour products can increase blood sugar level as much as eating too much sugar does.

This means, a piece of cake can raise your blood sugar as refined sugar. A white flour product put extra pressure on digestive system and has no nutritional value; they can only give you degenerative diseases.

Cookies and Candy:

Cookies and candies are full of sugar and provide no benefit to our health. You can take cookies once in a while, however regular consumption can be harmful. They can cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels after ingestion. Major ingredient in candies is sugar such as a candy is 95% sugar.

Ice cream and desserts

Commercial ice creams today are not healthy for human consumption. They are made of hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, and dry milk solids. For your kind knowledge, one ice cream bar contains approximately 17 tsp of sugar.

Carbonated Drinks:

You will be surprised to know that a regular coke contains 9 to 12 teaspoons of sugar; it means around 160 calories in a drink. This is an alarming statistics for the persons who are already diabetic and for the persons who are fighting against obesity.

Read more here: Addiction of carbonated Drinks.

How to avoid high sugar intake

The first way to avoid eating too much sugar is to educate yourself. Make ensure what you are eating in your diet.

Limit your daily sugar intake of added sugars.

Avoid refined sugar products; you can full fill your craving by eating fruits or dried fruits.

Eating too much snacks, baked goods, ice cream, candy and chocolates should be avoided.

Written by NehaSadana
Freelance writer, blogger

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