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