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When I refer to sugars, I mean refined ones, especially HFCS. When you eat, let us say apple, the sugars there do not affect your body as the sugar added to coffee or whatever foods, as the natural fibers stop it from absorbing fast.
The sugar in fruit is a monosaccharide called fructose, a type of carbohydrate. Table sugar, in contrast, is a disaccharide known as sucrose. Although most fruits have the same type of sugar in them, they don’t all have the same amount of it. In a 3-ounce serving, for example, strawberries have just 4 grams of sugar but grapes have more than 13 grams. Papayas, watermelon and grapefruit are relatively low in sugar, but mangoes, cherries and bananas have much more per serving.
Even natural sugars contain calories and they can contribute to weight gain if you consume too much. Honey contains several kinds of sugar, including sucrose -- the type of sugar found in table sugar.
Can Fruit Make You Fat? What You Need to Know The American Heart Association recommends no more than 26 grams of sugar per day for women, or 36 grams per day for men. And for men and women ages 19 to 30, the USDA recommends two cups of fruit per day. But depending on which fruit is picked, this could be bad news for fruit lovers: Just two cups of sliced bananas adds up to the maximum recommended amount, clocking in at 36 grams of sugar!
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
Interesting posting and video, however there are a few things to be stated:
The problem is not the sugar, the carbs, or the companies. The problem is people. Make no mistake the clown does not stand out there with a gun, shoving burgers into the mouths of people. They are not out there, making people take that food or eat it. The problem is people, and a failure to take personal responsibility.
Once children would go out and run around out in the sun and wind, ride bikes, climb trees, and end up having to work off the calories that they would take in. Now the modern toys, combined with a population of parents that are not willing to say no. And it shows, every time the government says this is bad, people respond, yet not one of them has linked a connection to some of the illnesses that affect people, and the policies that are put out.
Can’t let the children get hurt, so we keep them inside, so they soon look pale and sickly. Can’t say no, so parents will buy and give them anything that a child will want. If you go to any mall, just sit back and watch, children will cry and beg, till they get what they want, very few parents actually stand up and say no. Children do not drive, do not work, have no means of income, yet how is it that if they want to go to a fast food join, who takes them there? If they want say a modern toy, who gets it for them?
If we want to change the health of the nation, then it is not more regulation about what we can and can not put into the body, but changing the policies that started this in the process. Empower parents to say no, encourage cooking at home, and change the idea on what is cool. Take out the technologies and move a step back, and see if that makes a difference. Let children go out, get hurt and learn from their mistakes.