The shocking amount of sugar hiding in your food – BBC

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Dietician Allison bones wants to show a group of office workers Just how much energy in the form of sugar, these carbs release into their bloodstream Foods. We’Ve got there, you go and a chocolate, muffin Hey. I would say that that is more sugar than this one. Maybe two cubes for that one: We’re calling this blood sugar bingo quell our volunteers, Guess the equivalent cubes of sugar in each of these foods. What do you think Five two minutes got: let’s go five, Okay, so you’ve gone for the the muffin as the slightly higher one, I’m just gon na. Add to that So ten sugar cubes and that muffin this one so you’ve gone to two. So it’s more starchy! Less sugary Yeah. Let’S just add this one: Oh, what well maybe not More sugar. There’S eleven sugar cube In this bagel, I’m shocked. I won’t lie.

I’M shocked Yeah. What you’re saying Is that in the bagel, when you eat it, you chew it up and start to digest it. Your body is breaking that starch down into that quantity of sugar. Yes, privileged sugar, Yeah Yeah exactly This is a portion of white rice and then you’ve got nice bowl of strawberries right. Yes, Let’s go for five. Never approach ago was right. Strawberries I would half of that Bowl. They are sweet. Okay. So in this amount of strawberries there is Four sugar cubes, Oh yeah, so we’ll only taste sweet. Actually, the amount of carbohydrate that they contain is is quite small. So let’s compare that to this portion of rice, then so you’ve gone for face. Oh Really, it’s grains of sugar that we know more. That is that’s just when you should the cube equivalents. Jacket! Potato! Yes, Can you not do that? As my favorite food potato, I would go with similar to the bagel Yeah like about ten. You’Ve got quite a good poker face: Allison, There’s 19 sugar cubes and in this jacket, potatoes almost almost double what you something, I’m so sorry

How do Where they hide in order sugar? I think one of it. One of the key things to take away from this is that looks, can be deceiving So just because a food doesn’t necessarily taste sweet Doesn’t mean that there’s not gon na be sometimes an awful lot of sugar going into your system after you’ve eaten it. The thing that this really Rams home for me is that there was a huge amount of energy in a potato and that pile of glucose there that will your body will turn the potato into Will be stored as fat unless you burn it off. Unless you have to be careful about what you’re putting in your mouth,

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