Infographic courtesy of Dr. David Unwin: phcuk.org/sugar/
Are some sugars better for us than others? This is a question I get asked a lot.
Surely the sugar in fruit is better for us than that from soft drinks, cookies, or ice cream, right?
And maple syrup, honey and coconut sugar are "healthier alternatives" to conventional white or brown sugar, wouldn’t you say?
Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding NO!
When it comes to sugar, once it enters the body, sugar is sugar is sugar!
While it’s true that the whole fruits and vegetables are metabolized differently than say, a piece of cake, the sugar that’s contained in ANY of these foods (including fruits and vegetables) can have harmful effects on our body.
Dr. David Unwin has done an incredible job of providing the public with some infographics that show how common foods affect our blood sugar in comparison to table sugar. For example, 120g or about ¾ of a cup of grapes is equal to 4 teaspoons of sugar.
All of Dr. Unwin’s infographics can be found here: https://phcuk.org/sugar/
Now, I’m not sharing this information to suggest that you never eat fruits or vegetables, but rather to provide you with information that you can use to empower your decisions when it comes to mealtimes.
I share this because unfortunately, government nutritional guidelines fall extremely short and are actually contributing to the declining health and increase of dis-ease in our nation!
On the bright side, we all have the power to reclaim our health. The tools and information is out there, you just have to look in the right places!
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