How much sugar do you eat?

Maybe let's use it to exfoliate the skin or to shave, because it is now known: too much sugar - especially if white and refined - hurts .

But do you really know how much sugar you consume per day? No?! Attention, knowing it is essential for a healthy diet.

Too much sugar hurts

The message is part of an interesting photographic project, which is very successful, called Dealerdesucre, by a French artist-dietitian, "sugar smuggler".

The project aims to let people know the quantity of sugar present in various foods, expressed in lumps. Yes, we discover that the sugar of our days is really a lot and certainly not good for your health!

If you decide to undertake a program to improve your daily diet, the first thing a good dietician or a skilled dietitian does is to ban pure sugar and replace it with other products, such as honey, malts, natural syrups.

In fact, if you think that the average daily allowable dose is 25 grams of sugar (a lump weighs 5 grams, about six teaspoons), it is not correct to say that those who consume less than 5 lumps a day are right with their conscience - and with Health!

The shots illustrate this well and Dealerdesucre is clearly a very effective visual message in this sense.

Why is sugar considered a dark poison?

Where is the sugar?

In the shots you see foods that are normally thought to contain no sugar, such as the bag's chips for instance, or yogurt, or a hamburger .

For example, if you ate a chocolate muffin, you would be fine all day with sugar, while a packet of four caramelized sesame bars would already be too much, as would some drinks.

Sugar is in ketchup, packaged chocolates, peanut butter and industrial sandwiches . Without mentioning chocolate creams of known brands and various candies; sugar can even be found in cereal bars and in certain bulk breakfast cereals. Attention then. Even the fruit is, in part, sugar.

Therefore, depending on the calories and the individually personalized diets, it is advisable to pay attention to what you eat : no more than 4 dry or whole-grain biscuits for breakfast, no more than 4 rusks, no more than two teaspoons of 100% jam natural and no more than a couple of fruits, one mid-morning and one mid-afternoon.

Sugar to sweeten tea, coffee and bevende becomes honey or barley or rice malt, agave syrup, natural stevia or very little fructose, just to name the alternatives.

With coffee, once you've tried without sugar, you don't go back: try it. One yogurt a day is sufficient, instead of or alternatively of 150ml of milk (attention also that almond milk can contain sugar !), Better to choose it natural.

And also get used to reading where sugar or sucrose is found: yes to the words "does not contain added sugar", to the table instead the numerous industrial products that contain it as snacks, scones, packaged biscuits. Better do it yourself, even for snacks and cereals.

Chocolate? Very bitter, from 80% up, without abusing it, a small bit a couple of times a week.

And for cakes? Do not worry, in addition to the aforementioned stevia, honey, malts and extracts or concentrated juices of apple or grape juice, sugar can be substituted with a much more healthy mix of dried fruit, dates, albiccocche, figs and plums, for some masterpieces of pastry.

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