How many calories do you think there are in one teaspoon of sugar? If you want to get technical, one 4g teaspoon of sugar?
16 Kcal in 1 Tsp of sugar.
What did you guess, does it sound a lot? A little? The trouble is, all these little teaspoons of sugar add up to quite a lot of calories over a day, week, month or year.
E.G. You take 2 sugars in your cuppa, you have around 4 cups of tea a day, over one year that equates to an extra stone in weight. When people steadily put weight on over the years it often comes on as a stone a year. This could be just down to your ‘2 sugars in your tea’ habit. Quit the sugared tea’s, you could lose a stone right there.
Here are some more sugar facts for you to consider, how many teaspoons of sugar are there in;
A can of fizzy drink – up to 9 tsp
- Standard Mars Bar – 9 tsp
- Fruit Shoot drink – nearly 5 tsp
- Burger King meal – 10 tsp
- White Loaf Bread – 3 tsp
Sugar does nothing to enhance your health or body. The substance is physically addictive and for some people the lure of sugary products is as strong for them like a drug addicts cravings.
In simplistic forms, just cutting down on empty, excess sugar calories in cups of tea, fizzy drinks and fast foods you will be benefitting already. Depending on healthy you want or need to be, you can then looker deeper into all the hidden sugars that you might be surprised to find in your everyday savoury and sweet foods. Read more about hidden sugars in this article from The Mirror newspaper.
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