sugar -the western world’s poison

It somehow escaped my awareness so it was only when my yoga teachers trainer brought it to my attention that i began to realise that sugar can be harmful on so many levels 

  1. Tooth decay and the condition of the teeth influences the rest of the body as well.
  2. It can contribute to developing certain chronic diseases
  3. It can influence mood swings , especially if you have a tendency .
  4. It can become an addiction

Important to note that  controlling sugar intake is important in children as well as pets ; both can benefit from having less or none.

Growing up i had very little sugar in candy but most often in fruit however it was through bad habits picked up in certain environments; holidays, celebrations, that children picked up the habit of the sugar high of candy consumption.

There are children whose behaviour can change dramatically when they consume too much sugar, i myself have a tawp-image-1722282911jpg.jpgndancy to be very hyperactive after consuming sugar and therefore usually limited its consumption when hiking or participating in sport but it can become a comfort food habit and the results are not only weight gain and tooth decay but a difficulty in balancing sleep and wake time, disrupting the sleep pattern and so i share the following article i had found for those who are in the habit of visiting the local Starbucks.

I ask for soya milk which might be better than milk when it is unsweetened , i have stopped the consumption of milk since becoming aware that cow milk is not meant for adult human beings but suits the mechanism of a baby cow, and in an ideal world the calves would be drinking the cow milk not humans. 

I am not sure about soya milk consumption but intend to research the matter and will get back to you on that matter!

Just to be fair, the photo above is that of a  cup of warm  “Sachlav”, a mid eastern drink loaded with sugar , which was a welcome respite after a long walk along the Tel Aviv pier this winter however it is almost pure sugar, as are many mid eastern drinks and sweets , however no one can top the Americans in sugar except Germanic cakes .

The American Heart Association suggests no more than 24 grams or six teaspoons of sugar a day. Think your little morning cup of joe is no big deal? Check out the sugar content in popular Starbucks drinks. No, you’re not mistaken — those numbers are shockingly real, with some offering over twice the amount you should have in a day!

DRINK (16 OZ. GRANDE) CALORIES SUGARS (G)
Beast Mode Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 430 59
Caffè Vanilla Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 430 69
Caramel Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 410 64
Caramel Macchiato (2 percent milk) 240 32
Chai Crème Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 360 50
Chai Tea Latte (2 percent milk) 240 42
Cinnamon Dolce Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 270 41
Cinnamon Dolce Latte (2 percent milk, whipped cream) 330 40
Coffee Frappuchino (whole milk) 240 50
Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 420 52
Green Tea Crème Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 430 65
Hot Chocolate (2 percent milk, whipped cream) 400 43
Iced White Chocolate Mocha (2 percent milk, whipped cream) 450 54
Java Chip Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 470 66
Mocha Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 410 61
Smoked Butterscotch Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 440 65
Strawberries and Crème Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 370 54
Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 400 57
Vanilla Latte (2 percent milk) 250 35
White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino (whole milk, whipped cream) 440 67
No need to give up your favorite sweet drinks altogether. As always, moderation is the key, so order smaller sizes, and just don’t get the iced lemon pound cake to go with it.

Related: I Was Addicted to Sugar, and This Is How I Gave It Up

 

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About seagullsea

a seagull flying over the great ocean of life observing.
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