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Follow Friday: SugarGram

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This infographic is pretty neat; especially when it comes to the mind boggling quantity of sugar in those last few items. However, some of their numbers are a little off. For example, a medium apple contains about 14 grams of sugar, not 23 (obviously this will vary somewhat depending on the size and variety of apple). It’s also important to consider that while an apple or baby carrots may contain more sugar than a single oreo cookie they also contain significantly more healthful nutrients.

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Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people relearn how to have a healthy relationship with food.

4 thoughts on “Follow Friday: SugarGram

  1. Reblogged this on Eat well, Live well and commented:
    Check out this amazing sugar gram.. a great visual!

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  2. I found this interesting, especially how whole foods (apples, bananas), have such a significant source of sugar. While this did initially look alarming, it seems I found some sources suggesting the recommended sugar is actually “added” sugar. Does this mean the sugar in whole foods do not necessarily account as the “added” sugar recommended amount? thanks.

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  3. Pingback: What the WHO sugar recommendations look like | bite my words

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