We're no longer collectively fearing fat, sugar stress is now upon us. ⠀
Many are concerned and studies say that consumers are checking food labels more closely and some consider it 'poison' and go cold turkey. How bad is sugar really? We actually need sugar, it's our body's favourite source of energy, we just eat way too much of it which does make us sick. The World Health Organization advises that a person of healthy weight needing around 2000 calories per day should not have more than 50g of 'free' sugar (sugar in fruit is not counted) per day, but half of that is even better. (a can of soda has about 40g of sugar) There is no minimum recommendation as we really you don't need free sugars.⠀
Keep reading those labels and know that sugar is present in many processed foods to enhance flavour and often hidden behind a different name. Corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, fruit juice concentrates, glucose, corn syrup, invert sugar, lactose, maltose, malt syrup, sucrose, sugar syrup, cane crystals, cane sugar, crystalline fructose, malt syrup,... are all sugars.⠀
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