January 7, 2022 3:00:07 pm
For many, a steaming hot cuppa is the answer to many things — stress, laziness, and also a way to beat the cold. But while tea may help one feel better, adding sugar to it may not be the best practice.
However, if you have been working towards cutting down on that dash of sweetness, you have come to the right place.
Sugar contains no nutritional benefits and often leads to weight gain, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. It is also one of the most ‘sneaky’ ingredients to be added to packaged foods and snacks: because it is not listed as ‘refined sugar’, said nutritionist Pooja Makhija.
She took to Instagram to share a post on the same. Take a look here:
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She continued: “One teaspoon of sugar two times a day, 365 days, is four kilos of weight gained in a year. In 10 years, it’ll be 40 kilos, only because I didn’t want to give up on this one spoon of sugar in my daily cup of caffeine. This is called small change, big loss.”
She described sugar as “one of the creepiest, emptiest and utterly unhealthiest ways for calories to sneak in”
Further, the expert listed out the different names of sugar which are commonly used in packaged foods. Take a look here:
Cane juice crystals
Confectioner’s sugar (aka, powdered sugar)
Corn syrup solids
Glucose syrup solids
Sugar (granulated or table)
Brown rice syrup
Evaporated cane juice
Fruit juice concentrate
High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
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