Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Watch That Sugar

Make coffee or tea at home to have
more control over your sugar intake.
Do you know how much sugar you are eating every day?

If you do, then well done. You have risen to the ranks of a selected few.

When you're adding sugar to your tea, coffee, and cooking, obviously you know what sugar you are putting into your body. But how often do you brave looking at the ingredients label of products you buy?

Just recently, I discovered that my favorite iced coffee product (which I used to drink quite regularly) actually contains up to 12 teaspoons of sugar. Oh-ehm-gee...

What person in their right mind would add 12 teaspoons to their coffee at home? I feel slightly naughty if I just add 1 teaspoon of sugar or honey to mine.

Next time you are buying an energy drink, biscuit, "health snack" or iced beverage, take a look at the black and white label on the back. Don't be shy, no one will think your a scary hippie freak.


For every 4g of sugar added per serving, that's 1 teaspoon.

Be warned: this information may forever alter the course of your eating and drinking habits.

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