Sugars are found in almost all processed foods and even those for which you would never even possibly imagine. For sweetness in food we can thank to sugar, but not in the form we have all seen it before the form of the well-known small white crystals called sucrose, but also all forms of sugar or carbohydrates such as glucose, fructose, maltose, lactose, maltodextrin and starch! All of these sugars are found in almost all processed foods and even those who would never say that it contains, such as bread, biscuits, fruit yogurt, ketchup, mayonnaise, flavored waters and many others.
Did you know that, for example, a teaspoon of ketchup contains 4 grams of sugar, a cup of soda almost 10 teaspoons of sugar? In a conventional fresh products that are consumed for breakfast, such as sweet rolls, donuts, croissants, buns, biscuits and fruit yogurts, the amount of sugar per 100 grams of product exceeds even 15 grams, or 3 teaspoons.
‘Added sugars in food products and sugar that you add yourself are the reason why are we all less sensitive to sweet taste and have increased desire for the sweets. In the last 20 years we quintupled the intake of sugar, which led to the increasing occurrence of obesity and the complications that increased body weight carries, such as insulin resistance and high cholesterol, and many other related diseases’ warns Tena Niseteo, Clinical nutritionist. Otherwise, the current maximum daily intake recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), should not exceed 10% of daily energy intake, or, if you are talking about adult no more than 25 grams per day (5 teaspoons). Woah, all this sugar is overhelming, what do you think?