The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of sugar is that it is used to add sweetness to food and drinks. There are basic two kinds of sugar: white and brown. What else do we know about sugar? We need to think hard, right? So, let’s get to know more about sugar today!
Google defines Sugar (noun) as:
“A sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants, especially sugar cane and sugar beet,consisting essentially of sucrose, and used as a sweetener in food and drink.”
How many calories does sugar have?
Per 100 grams of sugar provides you with 387 calories. That’s too much, isn’t it? That’s the reason we need to watch out on the amount of sugar we consume.
Does too much consumption of sugar affect our health, if yes, how?
When too much of sugar is consumed, which most of us do, it leads to depression, heart attack, obesity,diabetes, fatty liver disease, frequent cravings, strokes, cavities and lots of other issues. Even the sedentary lifestyles that we professionals live add on to the risks associated with excess sugar consumption.
What is a stroke?
Stroke is regarded as an untreatable condition with potentially devastating consequences which makes preventing stroke a lot more important. It isn’t like fever or cold which affects you for a few days and then your body recovers on its own. The effects of a stroke are long lasting.
How should I cut down on my sugar consumption & prevent stroke?
You need to watch put on your sugar consumption and habits to prevent stroke from hitting you. Thus,we have listed below a few tips which will help you reduce the consumption of sugar.
Feeling Thirsty? Want to grab a can of soft drink?
You need to cut down on your consumption of soft drinks and fruit drinks especially the packaged ones when you experience tiredness in your office or workplace. Have a glass of cold water instead. If you are someone who needs some flavour while hydrating yourself then consider adding lime, honey or fresh mint. Adding some fresh mint to your water will not only give you that fresh flavour but also the much needed coolness in your mouth.
Want to crunch?
Candies, Chocolates & Sweet desserts are a big no, if you want to cut down on your sugar consumption levels. Instead, crunch & eat some
- Roasted Nuts
- Low-Fat Cheese
- Dark Chocolate(in minimal amount)
Don’t forget to share them with your other colleagues as well.
When you have a sweet tooth, it is quite difficult to cut down on sugar. But, you don’t need to worry, there is a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. How? Keep reading below.
- Choco-Nut Popcorn
- Organic Cafe Mocha
- Cereal and Milk
- All-fruit Popsicle
We’ve got that covered as well for you professionals. Try eating food that is close to its natural state.
We’ve listed below a few foods that are delicious as well as healthy:
- Salads: Fresh Vegetables and fruits
- Lean fish and meat
- Beans & Pulses
- Tofu (Made of Soya milk)
- Plain Yogurt
- Low- fat Milk
- Whole Grain: Bread, Brown Rice, Barley
Understand what the sugar claims on the packaged foods mean:
1.No added sugar – Added sugar such as glucose, fructose, honey or molasses is not present in the product, however naturally occurring sugars from fruits or anything else is present.
2.Low sugar – The food contains at least 25% and 5g less sugar than the food to which it is compared.
3.Unsweetened – Added sweeteners such as aspartame or sucralose are not present in your product.
4.Sugar-free – Each standard serving contains less than 0.5g of sugar and less than 5 calories.