Sugar is Pure Evil

Sugar can be as bad as tobacco is for you, with dire consequences for your health, sometimes even more than tobacco as recent studies are finding.

New guidelines say your sugar intake should account for not more than 5% of your caloric intake for the day. However WHO says that a 10% mark might be more realistic.

One can of coke contains more than the recommended daily amount for both males and female. This is admittedly bad business for some people but should they profit at the expense of our health and lives? Obesity, heart disease of different kinds, diabetes to mention but a few are some of the examples of the health risks of excessive sugar intake in whatever form it is consumed or however it is consumed *for the fruit juice lovers*

Recommended daily amount for sugar is not more than 9 teaspoons a day for men and 6 teaspoon a day for women. For those who try to meet up with these guidelines but find that food packing and labels don’t help because they just put the quantity in grams without converting it to help you know if you are exceeding your daily recommended quantity, there is a rule of thumb: 4 grams of sugar is equal to 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Worthy of note also is the fact that different sugars are written differently but they are all still sugars. From the sweeteners (all of them), to the syrups, no matter the name given, they are all sugars and they count.

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