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And again about sweets

#Let's say no to stroke

What sources of free sugar should we consider when calculating the daily norm of 5 or 10 spoons? Let's conditionally divide them into 2 groups.

- The first group — products that naturally contain free sugars: fruit juice, including fresh, smoothies and honey. All these products were previously considered healthy, but you need to be very careful about their amount in the diet precisely because of the large amount of natural free sugar.

For example, a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice contains the equivalent of almost 9 teaspoons of sugar.

- The second group is ready-made products: confectionery, breakfast cereals, semi-finished products, etc. Consider that their sugar is often hidden under other names: raw sugar, fruit concentrate, maltose (malt sugar), maltodextrin, dextrose, lactose, molasses, invert sugar, molasses and others.

In total, there are more than 50 names for sugar used by the food industry.

These are also various syrups - glucose-fructose, glucose syrup, grape or apple concentrate, white grape juice, barley malt, rice syrup, maple and corn syrups, etc.



Sugar in processed products is especially dangerous, because its amounts sometimes exceed the scale. For example, a half-liter bottle of sweet carbonated drink contains about 11 spoons of sugar, which is already more than the maximum daily allowance. A half-liter chocolate milkshake can contain 22 spoons of sugar. So, let's take care of health!!!


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