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Sugar : A Hidden Monster

Whether it's cereal, bubble tea, soda, or a box of cupcakes, these are common foods that are known for being high in sugar content. However, much of the sugar we do consume, is HIDDEN in foods we don't necessarily think of as SWEET. For instance, take your morning bowl of Quaker Oats Oatmeal. One bowl of Brown Sugar and Maple Oatmeal contains almost 3 teaspoons of added sugar. Ketchup is also one that often goes unnoticed. Every single squirt of ketchup has a little over one teaspoon of sugar in it.

According to the prominent Canadian News Network, CBC News, the average person in North America consumes approximately 26 teaspoons of sugar each day (CBC News, 2011). You might be wondering "what is okay to eat, then?" The truth is that it's better to opt for the latter than the former. If you like ketchup with your fries, by all means, don't hesitate to eat it. Consuming sugar at a moderate level is okay. However, as opposed to having things that are very high in sugar content like ice cream and/or cake, maybe opt for fruits that have moderate levels of sugar which are also natural in flavour, instead.

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