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Fact File - Processed food is the real problem - not sugar!

The press is full of information about the 'demon sugar'.

You will read that sugar is bad for you and to reduce your intake to between 4 and 6 teaspoons a day.  Well fair enough, sugar is bad for you, too much of it will make you gain weight, feel sluggish and lethargic, make you grumpy and unpleasant to be around and make concentration pretty difficult.

However, if we ditched processed foods ALL of which contain sugar and ate REAL (some of which contains sugar but less of it) food then life would be hunky dory. You see all processed foods have sugars added and they are not always obvious on the label. The average person in the street consumes much of their sugar from packaged meals, snacks and treats and not from sprinkling the white stuff into their tea. It's the hidden sugars that are the enemy and create the problem.


How much sugar is in your food?

  • A can of coke contains 9 teaspoons of sugar
  • A mars bar contain 9.25 teaspoons of sugar
  • There are 2.5 teaspoons of sugar in 1 slice of white bread
  • A large can of baked beans contains 8.5 teaspoons of sugar... we could go on.


Swapping to Low Sugar is Not The Answer

Swapping to a low-sugar alternative is widely suggested in the press right now but don't do it.  When sugar is removed sugar substitutes are added and these can be just as bad with the added problem of being carcinogenic.

Low-sugar products will still make you tired and fat because they send your blood sugar wild giving you cravings.  So if you have avoided the sugar laden stuff it won't be for long.


Swap For Real Foods

Do yourself a massive favour and swap your processed junk (sorry to be blunt but it's true) for real foods.  Shop the 'L' of the supermaket. Load your trolley with healthy foods, feel great, live long and be happy.  It's the only way.

Real food is healthy food and processed foods can make us ill.  We have some information here which may be of interest - more here.

Should you eat halthily?  That's not for us to say.  However, you may like to take a look at this check list and find out what you can tick - more here.

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