January 7, 2020

Truth About Sugar – by Jo Le’Febour – The Freedom Catalyst

As sugar is the hot topic of the moment many people have started cutting out adding

teaspoons of sugar to their food and drinks. This is great and a very positive step

towards eliminating the sugar from your life. 

The problem is that sugar is everywhere and hidden in so many of your everyday foods.

We know that sugar will be in chocolate bars, biscuits and cakes but who would have

thought that sugar would be added to bread, soups, milk or a McDonald's Big Mac.

It is crazy to think that the food industry add the sugar and then try to mislead us to

believe that the product is healthier than it really is. 

The guideline is that an adult should not eat more than 7 teaspoons of sugar a day and

for a child the advice is only 6 teaspoons. I run Truth About Sugar Workshops and

people are often shocked how much-hidden sugar they are consuming.

The image below shows the sugar words that the food industry uses on their

ingredients lists. By splitting the types of sugars, it can often mislead people into

believing there is less sugar in the product than they thought especially as some of

the words would not be recognised as sugar.

Grab some of the products in your cupboards, be a sugar detective and notice how

much sugar is hidden in your favourite foods and drinks.

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Sugar and processed carbohydrates have been linked to the most chronic diseases

that plague millions of UK families and their loved ones.

In addition, sugar consumption impacts the way that we feel, think and act on a daily

basis. It’s no wonder that many children struggle to concentrate as they start their

day with such a high sugary breakfast.

Eating low carb is the number one strategy for balancing your blood sugars.

The image below shows the sugar words that the food industry use on their

ingredients lists. By splitting the types of sugars, it can often mislead people into

believing there is less sugar in the product than they thought especially as some of

the words would not be recognised as sugar.

Grab some of the products in your cupboards, be a sugar detective and notice how

much sugar is hidden in your favourite foods and drinks.

Sugar and processed carbohydrates have been linked to the most chronic diseases

that plague millions of UK families and their loved ones.

In addition, sugar consumption impacts the way that we feel, think and act on a daily

basis. It’s no wonder that many children struggle to concentrate as they start their

day with such a high sugary breakfast.

Eating low carb is the number one strategy for balancing your blood sugars.

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