Tuesday, September 15, 2009

food for thought

i got an interesting email this morning from one of my clients. attached were the pictures, below, of different foods with their sugar contents. each block of sugar is representing 1 teaspoon of white sugar. while this gives a good perspective of amounts of sugar in foods- it is not quite accurate.

scroll through the photos. you will notice that 4 Oreo Cookies have less sugar then 1 banana. so on the bottom of the email i received it said "so i can have 4 oreos instead of 1 banana?" NOT TRUE! i did some research and you will see also you are WAY better off eating a banana. as you are any of the fruits listed below.

72 calories
0.2 g fat
1 mg sodium
18.5 carbs
9.9 g sugar (from fructose- a natural sugar from fruit)
2.1 g fiber
potassium 250 mg

4 Oreo Cookies:
640 calories
28 g fat
680 g sodium
112 g carbs
4 g fiber
52 g sugar (white processed sugar)

to your health,

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