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Infographic: How Much Sugar Is In Your Favorite Foods?

by Erika Nicole Kendall

Just…something to think about, on the heels of today’s Alzheimer’s post:

Since I’m generally over my whole processed food kick, all this did for me, was remind me of how much I miss strawberries. Mmmm….strawberries.

Thoughts?

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17 comments

Paulette October 16, 2012 - 1:58 PM

Thank you for the reminder to eat closer to the ground and to work on removing even more processed food from my diet. mmmm strawberries. 🙂

Aleshia October 16, 2012 - 5:21 PM

You just hurt my feelings. LOL Very effective visual.

Tyj247 October 16, 2012 - 6:50 PM

Yes, me too. *looks at cup of jucie with shame and guilt*

jennid October 16, 2012 - 6:12 PM

I would’ve thought ketchup had more sugar! Good to know. Great visual. They should use sugar cubes on nutrtional labels instead of grams. Makes you think twice.

angela diane October 29, 2012 - 11:01 AM

You hate me for posting this LOL

Erika Nicole Kendall October 29, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Ah, no, ma soeur… I post this because I love you. ROFL

Ms. K Rock October 29, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Wait, y can’t we eat Strawberries?!?! *nailbiting*

Erika Nicole Kendall October 29, 2012 - 2:04 PM

LOL There’s nothing wrong with them or anything, it’s just that they’re out of season right now… which means they’d be too expensive for me to buy. LOL I’ll just wait until next summer.

Eat.Style.Play November 25, 2012 - 3:31 PM

You made my heart drop for a second I thought you were saying you don’t or couldn’t eat the fruit on here. Then i got nervous looking at the other fruits haha. I love Berries too much for these scares lol.

Debra Petties January 27, 2013 - 1:11 PM

I wonder if the fruit is all that bad for us when it’s “natural sugar”?

Erika Nicole Kendall January 28, 2013 - 1:17 PM

The fruit has fiber, which is the mitigating element. If there’s fiber present, then the sugar is fine to have. That’s what’s important.

Kami February 18, 2013 - 9:12 AM

I wanted if I am the only one that has plans for the pineapples, peaches, strawberries and hoeny dew can I say fruit sald or somoothie. I stopped boxed cereals it just felt like I ate nothing. Now I have to give up sodas when I go to family gatherings. I love fruits.

Ceej February 18, 2013 - 3:40 PM

While think it’s a bit misleading to compare the naturally occurring sugar in fruit to refined, processed sugar cubes, this is still very eye-opening. Thanks!

Erika Nicole Kendall February 18, 2013 - 4:10 PM

It’s not so much a comparison so much as its an understanding of what’s in where. If all of the squares were in one column in two, it might’ve illustrated that better, but I don’t look at it that way.

Cindy August 11, 2013 - 7:45 AM

What a shame. This infographic has lots of potential but as it stands, about mid-way through I found myself shrugging my shoulders and scrolling faster to get finished. It could have been SO much more effective had it arranged items in some sort of logical and consistent fashion. I like the first 2 side by sides (soda vs fruit) but the banana with only 2 less cubes than the RedBull makes no sense. Is the message that if you need a pick-me-up, either one would be just fine? I won’t pick apart everything but the rest of the side by sides are just so inconsistent. Who thinks of thousand island dressing and skittles as 2 foods for any type of comparison? And so on….Regardless of whether the designer of the infographic intended it or not, people will view this as side-by-side comparisons. Personally, I think that similar foods should have been grouped together – ie, candy, sodas, cereal, sauces/dressing, fruits, veggies, etc. to have a lasting impression.

Talibah February 3, 2014 - 8:16 PM

I looked at the chart and it didn’t bother me. I know the strawberries, and fruit were made to nourish my body! My body knows how to process natural foods! As long as I stay away from the processed junk I know I will and can succeed! Portion control was my issue that I finally addressing. Exercising and eating to nourish my body (as opposed to eating for pure enjoyment)will lead to a smaller me and healthier me! I have stopped eating out because I can not control what ingredients are used! Eating this new way has made my life easier! I love just washing and peeling and eating! Yes, sometimes I broil my salmon or steam or roast my veggies. I make my own salad dressing, tell me why is sugar in the salad dressing in the stores? Beware of big corporations that will package and sell you anything to make a buck! They are altering the food to make you crave it! I now have a garden in my backyard. Home grown tomatoes taste great! I pick the cherry tomatoes and they taste sweet as candy. Next year I hope to dig up more of my yard for gardens. I’ll be planting fruit trees this summer

Carrie August 29, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Erika,
I really like this infographic because I like the sugar cubes. For me that is a better visual than the sugar amount in grams. I can picture how much sugar is in each food more clearly.

I was shocked at how little sugar is in strawberries! That will now be my go to fruit. The schools need to post a sign that is like your infographic so kids can make better choices about what they eat. I know if I saw that sign and was tempted to get a Coke I would choose water instead.

Too much sugar can lead to serious health problems. Diabetes isn’t the only illness linked to sugar. Did you know that sugar can raise cholesterol and has been linked to some cancers? I wrote an article about it on my blog called 5 Reasons Sugar Kills. http://www.happysahm.com/2016/06/14/5-reasons-say-no-sugar/

Too much sugar is really dangerous for our health and I wish the FDA would be more proactive in letting the public now that!

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