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Posted on 01-23-2018
Earlier this year, the CDC indicated that about 86 million Americans have pre-diabetes. This is the condition where blood sugar is elevated but its just short of full blown diabetes. What is even more striking is that is that it is estimated about 90% of them don’t even realize it! Wowza.
Why do we consume so much sugar? Its in everything…and those things are in abundance in our diets. Simple sugar…high fructose corn syrup, refined carbohydrates (white flour, white rice), and over processed foods (think most things in a box/wrapper).
One thing many people arent real sure of is how to read labels correctly. Here’s a good example;
Make sure that you are reading the breakdown of sugars vs total carbohydrates. In this example, total carboyhydrates are 30g, but only 2g of that is simple sugar. Compare this to a can of coke as seen below, 39 total carbohydrates, ALL 39g is simple sugar. 1 tablespoon of sugar is 12.5 grams, so a bit over 3 tablespoons of pure sugar per can of coke. The point being, not all carbohydrates are the same.
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