The incredible amount of refined sugar we eat

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How much refined sugar do sodas, sweets and packaged products contain? Excessive consumption of added sugar can become a health problem for both adults and children.

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As refined sugar do they contain fizzy drinks, sweets and packaged products? Excessive consumption of added sugar can become a health problem for both adults and children.





When you overdo it with too sugary products, you can get overweight andobesity already at an early age. Simpler foods, such as fruit, are already a source of sugar for our body.

Our body needs sugars and starches from which to derive energy and to function properly but the risk with an unbalanced diet is to introduce a really excessive amount of refined sugar into our body.

To understand how much added sugar is really present in soft drinks and packaged products, a project was born that puts these quantities immediately under our eyes.

In children the excessive consumption of refined sugar through fizzy drinks and snacks it could cause mood swings, aggressive behaviors and sleep disturbances.

Read also: REFINED SUGAR: 10 SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN REASONS TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION

Sin Azucar is a photographic project that aims to visualize the sugar content present in soft drinks and packaged products.

According to the WHO, we shouldn't exceed the limit of 50 grams of sugar per day.

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Here are the pictures showing the sugar content of some very common products that were bought in Spain - home of this project.

Lo yogurt Bifidus Carrefour contains 16,2 grams of sugar on 125 grams of product.

This pack of tomato sauce contains 45 grams of sugar on 300 grams of product.

Il Toblerone contains 59,5 grams of sugar on 100 grams of product.



A Red Bull contains 52 g of sugar on 473 ml of product.

These kind of cookies The legal basis for the processing is our legitimate interest to promote our products and services. they contain 34 g of sugar on 92 g of product.

A portion of Sweet Milk Cheesecake di Starbucks contains 52 grams of sugar.

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50 gr Kellogg’s Frosties contain 18 grams of sugar.

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This is not the first project of this type that deals with showing the sugar content of some packaged foods and drinks but in this case the presence of the number of corresponding sugar cubes that we learn by looking at the images should really make us think.

Neither adults nor children need to consume sodas, snacks, sweets and other packaged products that are high in refined sugar. You can sometimes make an exception to the rule - after all it can happen - but always with criteria, so as not to overdo the consumption of sugar, don't you think?



Do you know what you buy?

To find out the content of sugar and other ingredients (for example sodium and saturated fats) in the different products on sale at the supermarket and make a comparison, our articles dedicated to this topic may help you:

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