Life just got a lot less sweeter after seeing this sugar-counting site

5 May 2009

As a child, this writer enjoyed eating sugar. I had it on my breakfast cereal, I’d dip bananas in it to give them an added sweetness, and I’m pretty sure I had a sugar sandwich on at least one occasion. I look back on the wildly-fluctuating mood swings of my formative years, the hyperactivity and lethargy as a sign of the times. It was what we did back then.

But you get older, you wise up and you realise that, nutritionally speaking, if you don’t smarten up your act, you’re probably not all that far away from a diabetes diagnosis.

You can help knock some sense into your daft, sugar-craving head by checking out this site. It illustrates, using the magic of sugar cube pyramids, just how much of the sweet stuff is in the foods we scoff, and it is utterly, utterly terrifying.

It's worth looking at some of the pictures and wondering, if someone presented you with those amounts of raw sugar and invited you to consume them, would you? No, of course not – you’d probably stab them in the eyeball with a biro.

Oh, it’s all very depressing. And how the hell am I supposed to eat my bananas now?

[SugarStacks]

TOPICS:   Supermarket

9 comments

  • Terry
    Ah sugar sandwiches, washed down with a cup of sugar and then a few sugar cubes for dessert. Those were the days...
  • magicbeans
    sod the sugar and pass me the haagen daaz!
  • Stuart
    I take 4 (heaped) sugars in my tea so this website doesn't really scare me, I have teeth made of adamantiam. My girlfriend used to keep sugar in her schoolbag.
  • Stuart
    OK I just looked at the McDonalds milkshake, I'm surprised I have teeth left!!!!!!!
  • Tom P.
    So what? Coke tastes nice after a kebab with extra chilli and salty salad
  • magicbeans
    I take 4 (heaped) sugars in my tea so this website doesn’t really scare me, I have teeth made of adamantiam. My girlfriend used to keep sugar in her schoolbag. ...for what purpose exactly? Anything for a sugarcube...
  • James R.
    No shit Sherlock.....fruit contains naturally sugars and fizzy drinks like Coke & Pepsi contain refined & engineered sugars. I guess the message this site misses is that you'll be like a fat american in no time if you dodge the fruit and cane the coke. Crap site
  • Mike H.
    It's not just sugar, it's refined foods like white flour that will cause diabetes and also, make you into a fat cnut.
  • Lee
    "You wouldn't expect to find sugar in spaghetti sauce" Yes I would! It calms the bitter taste of tomatoes...

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