The world is drowning in Sugar and you will be shocked to know the amount of hidden sugar names lurking in your favorite foods. It’s time that we all schooled ourselves up.

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Did you know that our daily intake of sugar is 2-3 times what it should be. In fact, with all that added sugar, we are literally drowning in it. We’re eating and drinking around 22 teaspoons of sugar a day and that adds up to a whopping 335 calories.

How does this happen? Even the most diligent of label readers may be overlooking the hidden sugar names and that’s just the start!

via Hotze Wellness Centre 

It’s suggested that women should have around 6 teaspoons of sugar a day and men, no more than 9. It’s hardly surprising that we have an onslaught of Diabetes.

There are more than 200 types of added sugars in processed food and drinks. Added sugars are included in 75% of products that are available in local supermarkets. Let’s look at the top 5.

via Balanced Diet Company 

Top 5 Sources of Added Sugar

  1. Corn Syrup
  2. Sorghum
  3. Cane Sugar
  4. Orange Juice Concentrate
  5. High Fructose Corn Syrup

Imagine the calories you can save when you know what to look for! The main places that added sugar is hiding out is in sweetened beverages, baked goods, dairy desserts, candy and cereal. Many of the ‘healthy options’ are amongst the biggest offenders!

via I Quit Sugar 

13 Scary Side Effects Of Sugar

  1. Obesity
  2. Type 2 Diabetes
  3. Depression
  4. Tooth Decay
  5. Heart Disease
  6. Fatty Liver
  7. Belly Fat
  8. Acne
  9. Premature Aging
  10. Kidney Stones
  11. Inflammation
  12. Poor Memory
  13. Weaker Bones

via The Truth About Cancer

Artificial Sweeteners are on the hit list too. Over on ‘The Truth About Cancer’ Site they have listed 5 Sweeteners that should be on your hit list. Here’s some alternatives that they suggest.

Natural Alternatives To Sugar

  1. Stevia
  2. Lao Han Extract
  3. Coconut Sugar
  4. Blackstrap Molasses
  5. Yacon Syrup
  6. Raw Honey
  7. Maple Syrup

This infographic from App For Health has been the inspiration for this post. We were shocked when we saw the statistics contained and knew we needed to share this important information with you. Keep scrolling and see how much sugar is hanging out in your favorite drinks. You will be shocked!

It really is time to rethink your drink and this photo from Positive Med is frightening, to say the least. As you can see, we are literally swimming in sugar and even one drink a day can do damage.

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