Just a quick post, i am going shortly on a santa and bob the builder themed weekend so won’t be back until monday!
Did you know that in the 1800’s, the average human consumed 13g of sugar per day.
In the early 1900’s, it went up to 30g or thereabouts per day.
Then have a guess at what it is now for many people? 285g PER DAY!!!!! No wonder people are in a mess and excess refined sugar is linked to all sorts of diseases and even new diseases. The pure refined nasty stuff that majority of people consume can be 80g alone. Did you know that cardiovascular disease wan’t around until 1910, when scientists started to investigate it, now it is a huge problem with modern diets, lack of exercise and excess sugars and bad fats.
The daily recommended rate of refined/added sugar is 40g per day, one can of pop can be that or even a little bit more than that!! Drinking excess calories is a quick way of putting on tons of weight, as well as sports drinks believe it or not, as these are definitely not needed unless you are doing more than 60 minutes of exercise each time you workout at high intensity, i like gold old fashioned water to hydrate during exercise myself.
To identify added sugar is easy, just look on the back of a product and under the sugar part, it will tell you if and how much sugar is in per serving. If you hitting around 25-30g a day, then you are doing very well and your body fat will be healthy, if you’re overweight, try and reach this or definitely under 40g.
Homework, as i’m away all weekend, try and find out how much sugar you consume most days, just pick up the product you are eating and it will tell you, remember to look for the sugar section and it may allow you to find out where you are going wrong, and where you are being very good.
Let me know your figures, should be fun!