1The fructose half of every sugar molecule is unable to be processed or used by the human body in any effective way.
2The fructose half of every sugar molecule is converted by the liver into FAT which is deposited around the liver or into the bloodstream.
3The fructose half of every sugar molecule can not be used as ‘energy’ by any cell in the human body.
4The fructose half of every sugar molecule inhibits crucial hormones involved in appetite control.
5The fructose half of every sugar molecule is why you feel hungry again so soon after eating.
6The fructose half of every sugar molecule is the single most addictive substance freely available to us.
7The fructose half of every sugar molecule is THE big player in the rates of obesity and disease that continue to escalate in our society.
Every packaged food item must carry a Nutrition Information Panel or NIP – it’s the law.
Calculated scientifically – unlike much of the other information on a packet – the figures in the NIP tell the TRUTH.
There is already enough sugar occurring naturally in whole raw fruits, vegetables & dairy to count as ‘moderation’ in a balanced diet.
Fresh & whole is always best
Sugar in any packaged or bottled food or drink – is excessive and unnecessary.
It’s simple, no need to understand the NIP, just read one line on it – Sugars.
Go to the per/100g column (Normally at the right end of the Nutrition Panel.)
This amount is g/100g so is a % amount. The % of the product that is sugar.
Remember 4g Sugar = 1 tsp.
If you do nothing more complicated than read this One Line and put the product down if it’s more than 5% – there is no doubt that you will see and feel the difference.
You are in control, educating yourself and taking responsibility for the food you eat.
When serving size is >100g (or ml) – to understand how much sugar is consumed in one serve, multiply the /100g amount.
For Example. Apple Juice 11.7g/100g – serving size 300g | 11.7×3=35.1g/serve | 8.8tsp Sugar.
Contains its own sugar – lactose – this (unless you’re lactose intolerant) is well managed by our system. So with dairy – like yoghurt or milk the rule is to keep it natural and of course un-flavoured, up to 7 or 8g/100g in the Sugars line, is OK.
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