Wow! Did you know this? When kids overeat sugar they are stressing their little bodies during the busiest time of growth and development. This sustained exposure to sugar leads to things like Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity, not to mention susceptibility to a variety of diseases, illnesses and cancer.
What does 32 teaspoons of sugar look like?
Lets have a looksee:
Eggo Mini Waffles, 10g
1 TBS Maple Syrup, 12g
Apple juice, 24g
= 46g/13.25 tsp
Apple Jack’s Cereal, 12g
= 27g/6.75 tsp
18.25 teaspoons sugar before lunch!
Baked Macaroni and Cheese, 3g
Suncup fruit punch, 15g
= 18g/4.5 tsp
Trix Yogurt, 14g/3.5tsp
26.25 teaspoons before dinner
By the way, this is a menu from my kid’s elementary school.
Controlling blood sugar is ESSENTIAL to maintaining overall health and wellness. Sustained blood sugar imbalances can lead to some pretty serious health consequences like Type 2 diabetes (completely avoidable!) and autoimmune conditions, hormone imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and much more.
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For more sugar information, check out SugarScience.org.
32 teaspoons sugar = 128 grams 1 tsp = 4-5grams ( I used 4 for this example )