IMPORTANT: The one ingredient that is ruining your health!!

08 Feb 2019 no comments emily vasey Categories health

THE ONE INGREDIENT THAT IS RUINING YOUR HEALTH!!

We all know that we should choose whole, unprocessed foods in our diet daily in order to improve our health. But every now and then, you need to pick up some packaged foods. How the heck do you know what to pick? Here is the ONE thing you need to know to improve your health….

READ THE NUTRITION LABEL INGREDIENTS AND AVOID SUGAR!!!

74% of packaged foods sold in your local store have added sugar. Added sugar is not only in cookies and candy, but in many savory and “natural” foods, like: bread, pasta sauce, oatmeal, tortillas, and salsa- just about anything you can think of! The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends the following intakes daily, or less: 38g (9tsp) for men, 25g (6tsp) for women and 12g (3 tsp) for children. An average American consumes over 66 lbs of added sugar per year.

LET’S LOOK AT A FEW PRODUCT EXAMPLES:

Pepsi (12oz ) has 41g of sugar

Raisin Bran (1 cup) 19g of sugar

Heinz Ketchup (2 TB) 4g of sugar

Quaker Banana Nut Oatmeal (1 packet) 12g of sugar

So now you know- avoid sugar! But wait, there’s a little more to it. This is where it gets tricky- added sugar is not just listed in the ingredients list as “sugar.” It has 61 different names- WTF… 61! Yes, that’s right. Check out the full list below, educate yourself and read your labels!!!

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61 NAMES FOR SUGAR:
Agave nectar Demerara sugar Maltol
Barbados sugar Dextrin Maltose
Barley malt Dextrose Mannose
Barley malt syrup Evaporated cane juice Muscovado
Beet sugar Free-flowing brown sugars Palm sugar
Brown sugar Fructose Panocha
Buttered syrup Fruit juice Powdered sugar
Cane juice Fruit juice concentrate Raw sugar
Cane juice crystals Glucose Refiner’s syrup
Cane sugar Glucose solids Rice syrup
Caramel Golden sugar Saccharose
Carob syrup Golden syrup Sorghum Syrup
Castor sugar Grape sugar Sucrose
Coconut palm sugar HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Syrup) Sugar (granulated)
Coconut sugar Honey Sweet Sorghum
Confectioner’s sugar Icing sugar Syrup
Corn sweetener Invert sugar Treacle
Corn syrup Malt syrup Turbinado sugar
Corn syrup solids Maltodextrin Yellow sugar
Date sugar
Dehydrated cane juice