Nutritious Life

Brining Nutrition to Daily Life

Hidden Sugar March 12, 2010

Average amount of hidden sugar, per person, per year:

1700’s – 4lbs

1800’s – 18lbs

1900 – 90lbs

2010 – 180 lbs ( 25% of the population consumes that much)

The other 75% probably isn’t far behind

Learn to identify terms that mean added sugars, including sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, dextrin, honey, invert sugar, maple syrup, raw sugar, beet sugar, cane sugar, corn sweeteners, evaporated cane juice, high fructose corn syrup, malt, molasses, and turbinado sugar, just to name a few.

Hidden Sugars in Foods

Food Serving Size Added Sugar
Cakes and Cookies
Angel food cake 4 oz piece 7 tsp
Banana Cake 4 oz piece 2 tsp
Brownie, no icing 1 oz piece 4 tsp
Cheesecake 4 oz piece 2 tsp
Chocolate cake, iced 4 oz piece 10 tsp
Chocolate chip cookie 1 cookie 2 tsp
Coffee cake 4 oz piece 5 tsp
Cupcake, iced 4 oz piece 6 tsp
Fig Newtons 1 cookie 5 tsp
Gingersnaps 1 cookie 3 tsp
Glazed doughnut 1 doughnut 6 tsp
Oatmeal cookie 1 cookie 2 tsp
Candies
Chocolate candy bar 1 bar 7 tsp
Chocolate mint 1 piece 2 tsp

 

Maximum Sugar Intake

Daily Calorie Intake Grams of Sugar Teaspoons
1,200 21 5
1,500 26 6
1,800 31 7
2,100 36 9
2,400 42 10
2,700 47 12

How much sugar are you eating?

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Honey Rootbeer May 26, 2009

Filed under: All,General,Nutritional Information,Product Reviews — nutritiouslife12 @ 3:00 am
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I found a healthy soda that actually taste GREAT! I am super excited. I rarely ever drink any soda, but when I saw Honey Rootbeer I HAD to try it!

SO what is Honey Roobeer? You might have guessed, it is rootbeer made with honey. It taste like old fashion rootbeer! I still think water should be your first choice, but when you have an itch for a soda reach for a rootbeer made with honey. Unfortunately, I cant find any information online except it is put out my Dr. Tima and they are a privately owned company based in Los Angeles, CA and I have only found this product at People’s. If I seem to locate it somewhere else I will be sure to let you all know.

As for now, if you live in San Diego you better get to People’s and pick up some Honey Rootbeer!

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Ingredients: purified sparkling water, honey,  oils of wintergreen, vanilla and sweet birch, anise, cloves, yucca plant extract and fruit juices. (all sugars are naturally occurring from honey.)

Almost too good to be true, but believe it, it is real, healthy and a great substitute for soda!

(please note: as anything you should drink it in moderation, it may be healthy alternative to soda, but too much can be unhealthy.)

 

 
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