The Sugar Chameleon Hiding in Plain Sight
The University of California is providing our #WARonSUGAR with some serious ammo with their Sugar Science – The Unsweetened Truth.
Everyone should have a good hard look at the info in their article “Hidden in Plain Sight”.
Like much of the current information on sugar consumption this article provides us with SugarScience facts that are scary as hell!
Right off the Top, they make it clear that added sugar in hiding in 74% of packaged food, disguised like a sleeper cell just waiting to attack and wreak havoc on your health.
Recommended daily sugar intake according to the American Heart Association(AHA)
Women: 6 tsp (25g)
Men: 9 tsp (38g)
Children: 3-6 tsp (12-25g) vary depending on age
Added sugar is like a chameleon blended into the products and can be very hard to see, camouflaged and disguised… there are over 61 different names for sugar and if you don’t know them you would never know they are even there.
(All 61 sugar names are listed to the right of the article)
It hides so well in fact that it has made its way into foods that you may think are good for you, yogurt, breakfast bars, cereal, juice, sauces and salad dressings to name a few.
And it’s bad for you, really bad! Type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, liver damage and the list goes on.
The best way to arm yourself for the #WARonSUGAR is to get Educated and this article is a good start.