Photographer Captures Startling Amount of Sugar in Everyday Foods

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By Heather Callaghan

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:

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  20g of sugar:

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These Oreos have 42g of sugar:

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An 11oz can of Coca-Cola in Europe is 35g of sugar:

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This is the amount of sugar in about one-third of the bottle of ketchup:

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Even one classic burger has half the daily WHO recommendations:

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  This handful of “biscuits” is 34g of sugar:

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One jar of this peanut butter is 39g of sugar:

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Better cut down to zero packs a day – this pack of Mikado sticks is 37g of sugar:

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  A mere handful of Peanut M&Ms is 25g of sugar – an entire day’s worth according to WHO:

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That dark chocolate isn’t looking too healthy now, is it? The whole bar is 30g of sugar:

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This is an Arizona Tea – the whole bottle has at least 42g of sugar – are you shocked?

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Did this post inspire you to take a good look at the sugar in every day foods? Did it help you to finally cut back? Let us know in the comments!

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Heather Callaghan is an independent researcher, natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at NaturalBlaze.com. Like at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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