I have stopped adding sugar to things and avoiding it as much as I can and now sometimes when I eat fruit it tastes so sweet to me
4/15/2014 2:19:08 PM
One teaspoon of granulated white sugar is equal to about 4.2 grams. This came from wiki.answers.com. I checked on this a while back and found the same info. Be very careful when you are looking at those grams especially in cereals, breads, & sodas. Check out the Dr. Oz episode of Kick the Sugar: An Easy Way to Give It Up for Good which aired 4/14/2014. Very interesting!
Pretty much content free. Would have been better to talk the food label language of grams (and still show the same samples of sugar). The assertion that we eat too much sugar, as reasonable as it is, was unsupported. Everyone wonders whether they, individually, are really eating too much sugar. And finally, no clarification about where unexpected sugar lies - sweet drinks? fruits? prepared foods? peanut butter? A step in the right direction. Looking at labels, as was suggested, can help.
Beaniesa-there are 13 grams of sugar in a teaspoon. It's on Google. :) I'm not sure about the naturally ocurring sugar question you had. I know you can google the carbs in fruits and such. Not sure if they have grams of sugars available.
I think this tip would have been more helpful if I was told how many grams of sugar are in a teaspoon. At the beginning, Nicole says I should have 6 teaspoons max, but shows me a nutrition label that has the amount in grams. I also agree with a previous comment that the clarification about whether the 6 teaspoons are only 'added sugars' or if that includes naturally-occurring sources would also help me apply this tip.
They did not clarify whether this amount was total sugars you should eat or added sugar. I am trying for no added sugar in my diet, but I still eat lots of fruit and dairy. This probably raises my daily sugar intake above 6 tsp.
Two things: First: Agree video should have given the equivalency of grams to teaspoons re sugar. Second: Disappointed SparkPeople allows me to include sugar grams per food BUT not to show in daily totals.
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