As you know I HAVE to diet. I have to cut my red meats, carbs, and most importantly SUGAR. So whenever I came across the documentary called Fed Up on Netflix that was eye opening, it is full of facts about sugar intake and its correlation with obesity. This made me want turn to the internet to see if all of these shocking facts are true.
Some facts I learned about Sugar that blow my mind include:
The average American eats 130 pounds of added sugar per year.
Thats roughly 1,767,900 Skittles.
Sugar is addictive.
They tested 33 rats with sugar water and cocaine and 30 of them ended up preferring and getting hooked on the sugar water.
The average American consumes 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar every 7 hours.
Sugar accelerates aging.
Sugar makes you think you’re hungry.
A recommended daily intake of sugar is only 6 teaspoons.
I challenge you to look at the amounts of sugar intake on some of your favorite foods, you will be shocked. Especially sodas.
Three chocolate chip cookies have a whopping 29 teaspoons of sugar!
Sugar is linked to ADHD, Anxiety, Epilepsy, Alzhimer’s and Mood Disorders.
Sugar is bad for your teeth!
There are at least 60 other names for sugar on the nutrition label on foods.
Sugar specifically promotes belly fat.
Sugar is hidden in a lot of non-sugar foods.
This includes tomato sauce, fat free dressing, tonic water, marinates, crackers and even bread.
I don’t know about you guys, but this scares me. I had no idea just how much sugar I was taking in let alone how that sugar was affecting my body!