To maintain control of sugar levels, it helps to know just how much sugar is in the food we eat. Here, our list of sugar content in many everyday foods, both natural and manufactured.In our modern, fast-paced, it may be difficult to maintain a healthy balance of nutrients in our diet. Sugar is one of those nutrients, the cells in our body die without it. Consume a lot of sugar, however, increases the risk of several problems, including poor dental health, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
What is sugar?
Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that belong to the category of sweet flavour associated with chemically. It comes in many different forms. There are three main types of sugar is sucrose, lactose, and fructose.
Although our cells need sugar (glucose) to survive, consuming too much of it can cause various health problems. Add the sugar does not contain beneficial nutrients and excess contributes to tooth decay, diabetes, and obesity.
According to the American Heart Association (AHA) that added sugars “to scratch food” and is only “empty calories can lead to overweight or even obese, thereby reducing cardiovascular health.”
Being aware of the contents of the sugar, and foods and drinks we consume is vital for our health-even more so today because many of the products have added sugar to them.
And AHA recommend that men consume more than 150 calories of added sugar per day, and women 100 calories.
Early in 2014, however, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for the reduction of sugar intake daily to 5% of the total daily calories in order to address public health problems such as obesity and tooth decay.
Nutritionists strongly recommend against consuming more than 13 teaspoons a day.
Sugar content in common foods and drinks
To help you track the amount of sugar consumed you, we have listed some common foods and drinks daily, along with their sugar content. Some of them may surprise you:
The amount of sugar in the chocolate bar? Chocolate bar
With a high content of sugar, chocolate should always be considered as a treatment sometimes.
Milk chocolate (44G)-5.75 teaspoons sugar
Snickers bar (fringe 57g)-7 teaspoons of sugar
Milky Bar (58G)-8.5 teaspoons of sugar
Marshmallows (100G)-14.5 teaspoons sugar
Caramel pieces (10G)-1.7 teaspoons of sugar
Butterfinger bar (60G)-6.9 teaspoons of sugar
Dove chocolate bar (37G)-5 teaspoons sugar
Starburst pack (45 g)-5.5 tsp sugar
Bar Twix-2.75 teaspoons sugar
M & Ms. packet (45 g)-5.75 teaspoons sugar
Boiled sweets bag (100 grams)-11.5 teaspoons sugar
The amount of soft drinks do not contain sugar? Soft drinks
Soft drinks often contain a high amount of sugar.
Coca Cola (1)-7 teaspoons of sugar
Red Bull (1)-7.5 teaspoons of sugar
Lemon juice (1 cup)-5.5 tsp sugar
Orange squash (1 cup)-2.5 TSP of sugar
Hot chocolate (pint)-4.5 teaspoon sugar
Fruit juice (1 cup)-3.5 teaspoons of sugar
In a study published in circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, has identified a link between drinking more than one soft drink a day increased the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
The amount of sugar in breakfast cereals?
(Per 100 g)
Breakfast cereal in a bowl
He said Froot Loops to fit 106 times more sugar shredded wheat.
Coffee-5 teaspoons sugar
Cheerios-1.1/2 tsp sugar
Corn flakes-2.4 teaspoons of sugar
Chrisbis cocoa-9.6 teaspoons of sugar
Froot Loops-10.6 teaspoons sugar
Raisin bran-7.8 teaspoons of sugar
Frosted Flakes-8.9 teaspoons of sugar
Honey slaps-14 teaspoons of sugar
Chrisbis rice-2.5 TSP of sugar
Special K-3 teaspoons sugar
Wheaties-3.8 teaspoons of sugar
Trix-8 teaspoons sugar
Lucky charm-9 teaspoons of sugar
Rice Chex 2 teaspoons sugar
Wheat Chex-2.6 tsp sugar
Corn Chex-2.8 teaspoons of sugar
Honey Nut Cheerios-8.25 teaspoons sugar
Reese puffs-8.9 teaspoons of sugar
Golden Grahams-8.8 teaspoons of sugar
Cocoa Puffs-9.3 teaspoons of sugar
Cookie crisp-8.7 teaspoons of sugar
Shredded wheat-0.1 tsp sugar
Cocoa pebbles-8.6 teaspoons of sugar
Banana nut crunch-4.7 teaspoons of sugar
In June 2012, uncovered by researchers from Yale Center rod for food policy and obesity that although cereal for children has become more nutritious, and grain companies (such as Kellogg’s, General Mills, editor-in-Chief) has increased advertising spending significantly. Cereal advertising targeted at children by 34% between 2008 and 2011.
While the grain companies and small improvements have been made to feed grain that target children, and these pills are still far worse than the products marketed for adults. They have 56% more sugar, half the amount of fiber, and 50% more sodium.
And companies know how to make a good-tasting grain that is not loaded with sugar and salt. Why can’t help parents and marketed directly to children instead?
The amount of sugar that contains no fruit?
Fruits contain fructose, a type of sugar. Fresh fruit with sugar added, “but as you can see below, levels of sugar 1 teaspoon per 100 grams in Cranberry to 4 teaspoons in grapes.
* Per 100 g
Banana contains about 3 teaspoons of sugar (fructose).
Mango-3.2 teaspoons of sugar
Banana-3 teaspoons sugar
Apple-2.6 tsp sugar
Pineapple-2.5 TSP of sugar
Grape-4 teaspoons sugar
Lemon-0.6 teaspoon sugar
Kiwi fruit-2.3 teaspoons of sugar
Apricot-2.3 teaspoons of sugar
Strawberry-1.3 tsp sugar
Berries-1 tsp sugar
Blueberries-1.7 teaspoons of sugar
Cranberry-1 tsp sugar
Tomatoes-7 teaspoons of sugar
The amount of sugar does not contain cakes and sweets? Carrot cake
Medium slice of carrot cake contains about 3 teaspoons of sugar.
Pancake Banff (1 part medium)-4.25 teaspoons sugar
Carrot cake (1 medium slice)-3 teaspoons sugar
Custard (1 medium sized portion)-3.25 teaspoons sugar
Chocolate mousse (1 part medium)-3 teaspoons sugar
Kornito (1 cone)-3 teaspoons sugar
Donut (1 jam donut)-3.5 teaspoons of sugar
Pancake fruit (1 medium)-3.5 teaspoons of sugar
Cake fruit (1 medium slice) 5 teaspoons sugar
Cupcakes (chocolate chip one muffin)-4.75 TSP of sugar
Ice cream (1 scoop) 3 teaspoons sugar
Rice pudding (1 part)-3.75 tablespoons sugar
Sponge cake (1 medium slice)-5.5 tsp sugar
Swiss roll (1 roll)-2.5 TSP of sugar
Why should I monitor my intake of sugar?
American Heart Association urged people to reduce the amount of sugar added her because of evidence that it can cause the following health conditions:
Scientists at the Medical Research Council that eating more sugar is associated with obesity-obesity.
High blood pressure-a high fructose diet raises blood pressure in men, according to research reported in 63 high blood pressure for the American Heart Association Research Conference.
Heart diseases-researchers at Emory University School of medicine and the Centers for disease control and prevention (CDC), found that people who consume greater amounts of added sugar are more likely to have risk factors for heart disease.
Type 2 diabetes-research conducted at the University of California at San Francisco indicates that sugar intake can be connected directly to the diabetes type 2.
Consumers need information on added sugars-video
Dr. Asim Malhotra, cardiologist, in BMJ (British medical journal) last month that dietary advice on sugar added harm to people’s health. Dr. Malhotra “has been manipulated this advice not only from the food industry for profit but it is really a risk factor for obesity and diet related.
Some food labels in the u.s. and Europe only information on total carbohydrates per serving, and tell us something about the added sugar. “It is therefore almost impossible for consumers to determine the amount of added sugars in foods and beverages.”
Professor Tim Knox, Director of the research unit for exercise science and sports medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa, in the same magazine “is promoting sugary sports drinks as necessary laladaa sports, but mostly used by those without a real sports aspirations. Users need to understand that exercise may not protect them from the negative effects of excessive sugar consumption “.
In the video below, Dr. Miriam Vos, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) at Emory University School of medicine explains what “added sugars” are and how they are different from the natural sugars found in fruits or milk.