Should I eat sugar or not?
Sugar – Shall we eat it? Should I not?
Our bodies don’t want to get carbohydrates from sugar added to food. For this reason, ‘healthy food pyramid’ says to control sugar drinks and sweets as much as possible, and does not include sugar-added foods in the pyramid.
One small tip!
One thing to remember when reading the food ingredient table is 4g of sugar = 1 teaspoon.
Americans eat 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, which is 350 calories. We often add sugar to our food, and most of the sugar we add is processed and cooked. Candy drinks and sugary breakfast cereals are the most serious culprits.
The U.S. Heart Association recommends drastically reducing the addition of sugar to slow the spread of obesity and heart disease.
The American Heart Association says most women should not use more than 100 calories of sugar a day, which is about 6 teaspoons or 24 grams of sugar, and most men should not use more than 150 calories a day, which is about 9 teaspoons or 36 teaspoons of sugar.
Adding sugar is not nutritionally necessary or profitable. From experience-based common sense, it is best to avoid products with a large amount of sugar, and avoid foods with the first or second “sugar” in the ingredient table. However, it may be difficult to determine which ingredients are sugar, as alternative sweeteners are increasingly used. Because many kinds of sugar are called different names.
According to the law, the nutrition table must indicate the sugar content of each product. However, while some foods have sugar by nature, some have sugar added, the ingredient notation does not require the product company to distinguish how much sugar is added.