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Do You Really Know How Much Sugar is Hidden in Your Diet?
Take our sugar quiz – http://sugarquiz.myworldorganic.com/quiz.aspx
Suddenly, sugar is at the top of every nutritionist’s hit list. We’ve talked about its dangers before and it’s hard to read a paper these days without coming across an article describing it in negative terms. As a society, we’ve become aware of just how bad it can be for us, should we consume it in excessive quantities.
For many of us, the result of this increased awareness has been to reconsider our sugar consumption and how we might bring it down. We’ve thought about – and maybe put into action – steps like reducing the amount of sugar we put into our tea and coffee or sprinkle across our breakfast cereal. We’ve reduced the amount of cake and chocolate we eat and some of us have even managed to kick our soft drink habit altogether.
Which means we’ve done well, doesn’t it? By taking the actions we have, we’ve prevented any chance of being over-exposed to the toxic properties of sugar, right?
Sadly, no. If you’ve taken the actions described above, then you’ve certainly taken a step along the right path.
Hidden sugars. They’re everywhere. And if we really want to control the amount of sugar we intake, then it’s important we know about them.
But your journey is far from complete. It’s the sugars you don’t know about which may be doing you harm; the sugars that are hidden even inside foods that are marketed as healthy.
Over the coming days and weeks, we’re going to look closely at the issue of hidden sugars. We’re going to discuss where they’re hidden, how they’re hidden and why some supposedly ‘healthy’ options you are taking to improve your diet are actually no better (and in some cases worse) than the foods you are trying to avoid.
To kick things off, we’ve looked at the amount of sugar in some different foods and drinks – all of them common – and come up with a short quiz.
Do you really know how much sugar is in an average serving of the foods you eat? Take the test. Find out. Some of the answers might surprise you (they certainly did us……..).
Take the quiz here –