Photographer Captures Startling Amount of Sugar in Everyday Foods
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Dealer de Sucre aka “sugar dealer” is a thought-provoking photographer on Instagram using a vivid form of communication. Grams really don’t mean much to a consumer reading a label. It’s a number that the brain can understand logically as just that – a number. Put the amount of sugar in a visual form and now you’ve got something.
In fact – the sugar and food corporations do not want grams of sugar depicted in the amount of teaspoons on the labels – they’ve even fought the FDA on this issue. Hmmm, now why do you suppose that is, my friends?
UFunk notes – the photographer is depicting sugar pieces. You might be wondering – what does a sugar “piece” in Europe represent?
In the U.S., our sugar cubes equal a teaspoon of granulated sugar. A teaspoon of sugar (one U.S. cube) equals 4 grams of sugar. The photographer is depicting sugar “pieces.” Each piece is 5 grams of sugar.
WHO’s recommendation is 25g per day, and honestly, that’s quite a lot of sugar a day. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 24g of added sugar per day. But even that amount is easy to surpass in one day – no, one meal or drink – of a standard American diet.
Follow Dealer de Sucre on Instagram for more provocative “pieces.”
PS – Nutella is made with 55% of sugar: a 440g Nutella jar has 249g of sugar.
This yogurt snack has 17g of sugar:
20g of sugar:
These Oreos have 42g of sugar:
An 11oz can of Coca-Cola in Europe is 35g of sugar:
This is the amount of sugar in about one-third of the bottle of ketchup:
Even one classic burger has half the daily WHO recommendations:
This handful of “biscuits” is 34g of sugar:
One jar of this peanut butter is 39g of sugar:
Better cut down to zero packs a day – this pack of Mikado sticks is 37g of sugar:
A mere handful of Peanut M&Ms is 25g of sugar – an entire day’s worth according to WHO:
That dark chocolate isn’t looking too healthy now, is it? The whole bar is 30g of sugar:
This is an Arizona Tea – the whole bottle has at least 42g of sugar – are you shocked?
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