The avg American consumes nearly 20 teaspoons of sugar per day (3x recommended intake) 😳 😢.
Sugars like fructose affects the dopamine system and triggers addiction, just like cocaine or alcohol.
Sugar can stop your reaction to the brain hormone leptin, which suppressed appetites, leading to weight gain.
People who consume this much sugar are 2x more likely to die from heart disease and more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, inflammation, stroke, diabetes and liver disease.
Most of this excess consumption comes from sugary drinks and processed foods.
This is by design. Big advertising, confusing labels and a shit ton of research and development to create addicts & keep us sick. In February, a judge ordered Post Foods to pay $15mm for a class action suit charging it with misleading labels regarding sugar levels and Kelloggs similarly paid $20mm in 2019 to settle claims regarding its use of the term “lightly sweetened” on Frosty Miniwheat cereals.
Over the past 18 months, the FDA has required all companies to breakout sugar content and added sugar content to nutrition labels. Added sugars are syrups and sugars added to beverage and foods during preparation. This is where it pays to be vigilant and read labels as its best for your gut, brain and heart to avoid all of the syrups, sugar alcohols, malt and fructose.
RESIST sugar. Commit to reading labels and consuming less bullshit. Let’s work together and make sure we and our loved ones make choices to Feel Good AF.
Added sugar: barley malt, molasses, lactose, corn sweetener, dextran, malt powder, ethyl maltol, fructose, fruit juice concentrate, glucose, maltodextrin, and maltose.
Sugars: brown sugar, buttered sugar, cane sugar, caster sugar, coconut sugar, date sugar, golden sugar, invert sugar, muscovado sugar, organic raw sugar, and confectioner’s sugar
Syrups: golden syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, agave nectar, malt syrup, maple syrup, oat syrup and rice syrup.