so much suger in foods

14 Nov

london 9.42pm 13.3C (so warm even at this time) monday 2016

there cannot be anyone who  still do not know that processed foods have loads of suger. if anyone is still that ignorant, this report saying yoghurt has too much suger in it should make them never ever be able to give that excuse of ignorance again. they cannot say ‘but i did not know’.

but i can say in their defense that they know but did not realise. it is two different things. they know it is sweet when they eat the yoghurt… in fact that is the reason why they like it. they just do not realise how much suger there is in it… it is only  when they look at the label they will see it can contain as much as 5 teaspoonfuls of suger in each pot. and each pot is only 125mg. the curious thing is this… if they were to dissolve 5 teaspoonfuls of suger in 125ml of water and drink it, it would be undrinkable. it would make them sick. yet when it is in a yoghurt pot , everyone eats it like they are their favourite.

if u can find out the secret of why that is so, i think u will have discovered the biggest new discovery ever. better than the discovery of the wheel, or sliced bread. haha. 

i myself  got fooled too. i got into the habit of buying tesco basic yoghurts and got to like them. until tesco raised the price to 40p from 33p for 4. (they have since brought it down to 35p, but that sudden high price rise  have lost their mesmerising hold on me. thank goodness i got to my senses and saw it for what it was). that sudden high jump in price made me pause and really look at the label and i was really shocked to find it has 15.4g of suger, 17%. 1 teaspoonsful of suger=4gm. i would get sick eating 4 spoonsful of suger , yet i was able to eat that yoghurt and like it without even noticing how sweet it was. … how do they do it? how did they hide the sweetness? they must have got vinegar (which is acetic acid) in it, a lot…or some kind of acid… citric acid perhaps. that is the only way they can use so much suger to neutralise that acidic taste and not make me puke with the sweetness of it. if it can happen to me, whose taste buds are very sensitive to sweet so much so that i  am always complaining of how sweet foods are…i mean i would complain that chocolates are too sweet.

 it must be real easy for anyone else to be fooled. 

 

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4 Responses to “so much suger in foods”

  1. dagostino07@gmail.com Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 2:32 am #

    In US foods must have labels about ingredients and amount of nutrition items based on % of a normal daily diet, for example of fruit juice in might say 40% Vitamin C per serving. But for sugar they do not put % they put grams and for an adult male “normal ” intake should not exceed about 40 grams a day. That can be found in just one regular can soda drink. Seems there are no package , frozen or canned food that does not have more than daily allowance for sugar in one serving . Then of course we have more than just one serving of any food in a day’s diet. The industry is making diabetics out of every one at very early age.

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9:19 am #

      it seems to me the real danger is fizzy drinks rather than yoghurt. maybe they should be warning people against that rather than talk about yoghurt.

  2. Sarah M Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 10:18 am #

    You often find the cheaper versions have more sugar in them too

    • alifesgayventure Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 10:29 am #

      yes, i think most people seem to think so. though in that article the nestle one and the oreo one has 20mg of suger. and both are not cheap. so it is not always the case that cheap means more suger. in fact i remember one basic brand has less suger than the branded equivalent. that surprised me. i cannot remember now which one it was. it might be the porridge. my basic porridge from tesco that i buy has less suger than the quaker oats.yes, i googled it and found out this quaker oats so simple oats contain 8.4gm of suger, whilst my basic porridge contains .8gm. why they want to put suger in the porridge i cannot imagine. here if u buy the basic it is more healthy for you than the expensive branded ones.

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