How Much Sugar?

A nifty new site called  Sugar Stacks is showing household foods alongside with a number of sugar cubes equivalent to the sugar content of the product. Each cube represents 4 grams of sugar, just a tad less than a teaspoon.

What you need to know:

This is a sweet idea (pun intended) that lets people visualize their sugar consumption. Our pet peeve is that some people may interpret the sugar in fruits the wrong way. Yes it’s sugar, but at least it comes with all the natural nutrients of the fruit.

What to do at the supermarket:

Watch out for sugar in its many forms in almost all processed foods. Read the nutrition label and remember that each 5 grams equals a teaspoon of sugar.

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