Sugar has recently been recognized as one of the purveyors of disease that should ideally be consumed only in moderation or within prescribed tolerable levels.
One of the most popular and widely accepted food that contains a lot of sugar in it are cereals and while it was initially made to cater to nutrition needs for the most important meal of the day which is breakfast, its high sugar content may be more than enough than the body needs.
Cereals are common breakfast meals since it is relatively easy to prepare and requires no cooking, can be stored for days with no need for refrigeration, but studies have recently shown that sugar should not be the primary sustenance that one needs and instead, opt for a more balanced meal containing the right amounts of protein, carbohydrates and fats.
Consuming too much sugar could results in the following conditions;
- Increase in blood sugar levels that will then cause a sudden drop, which over time could end up to insulin resistance.
- Feeling hungry too often, especially when you start to crave despite of having a meal not too long ago.
- Mood swings, feeling down
- Weight gain
- Lack of concentration
- Short term energy and getting too tired very easily
But despite the warning, most families keep their pantries and cupboards stocked with cereals since it is very convenient and have ignored the common findings about the effects and dangers of having too much sugar in the body.
Coloured jellies and candies are also one of the biggest culprits of non-healthy food. In fact, they do not contain any nutritional value at all, causing the body more harm and no good at all.
Made mostly, if not totally, of processed sugar that is known to cause high glucose levels in the blood and trigger obesity, they are also mostly made with colouring agents and flavours from chemical additives that have been known to cause certain allergies or even behavioural issues.
Jellies, on the other hand are also made of sugar and gelatin, which may be sources from questionable products.
Good alternatives dried fruits or edible flowers, or look for organic jellies and candies that are made with consideration to regulated amounts of nutrients for the body as well as made with organic additives and ingredients.
Soda drinks are also among those that contain large amounts of sugar and could also be harmful to the body and yes…even the ‘diet’ varieties.
While diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners, too much of these additives in the system can result to kidney or even brain issues- disadvantages that far outweigh the benefits.
You can opt for a more natural beverage with natural fruit juices or a slice of lemon on a glass of iced water, of if you want a soda-like feel, get as little organic sarsaparilla cordial and mix with purified or mineral water on ice.