Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sweet Tooth

http://www.timeforkids.com/news/shed-sweet-tooth/221286


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWGl3TIO00A

Now that we have been learning about sugar for a while I decide to pick an article that will help us decide on whether or not to do the 10 day sugar challenge.

Shed That Sweet Tooth from TIME to Kids, has talked about how sugar is something that many of us can't resist. Although, by resisting less sugar it can reduce your chances of overweight, obesity, and tooth decay. For those of you that don't know what a tooth decay is, it is the decay of your outer surface of your tooth that can result a bacterial action. Majority of the food we consume has sugar in it, but it all doesn't apply on fresh fruit and vegetables. Majority of the sugar is placed on "added" or "free" sugar products. We might assume that some foods don't have sugar because the labels don't say they consume sugar, but they are know as "hidden" sugars. It's important that one reads the ingredients to make sure what the product consumes. Scientist are recommending that one cuts down on their sugars at least 10%. Although, it can be hard because we are all so used to eating sugary foods, but it is easier to avoid a great amount of sugar in fresh fruit and vegetables.

What can be a good way to stop eating so much sugar? Do you think you can handle not eating sugar for 10 days? Why do you enjoy eating sugar even if you are not craving it? Do you think that by starting a diet it can reduce your chances on getting a tooth decay? Do you think that by reducing your sugars at least 10% it will help change the way you feel?

14 comments:

  1. I think it is very hard for an average person to avoid sugar, because it is in almost everything that we eat. As we saw in the movie "Fed Up", sugar surrounds us everywhere we go. The cited youtube video mentioned that "nearly 1 in 4 teenagers are pre-diabetic or type 2 diabetic" in result of a sugary diet. It seems like sugar-free diets could be the solution, only I don't think it's realistic to assume that a 10-day challenge will completely wipe the slate clean. Sure, this might rid the system of sugar cravings, but eating habits are much more persistent, and unhealthy foods are so much more easier to come by. The real issue definitely lies in the food industry, which is centered around profit, not health.

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  2. I think that a good way to stop eating as much sugar is to be educated about the negative impact sugar has on someone's life. I personally no longer eat a lot of sugar because of its negative impact on my life. It caused me to get a root canal surgery, which taught me to never eat an extensive amount of it again. I think its hard for people to avoid sugar because its in a large majority of foods. Its also hard for people to withstand the temptation of sugar on a daily basis. I was surprised that a lot of food has "hidden sugar" in it because its scary to think that food labels might not be telling us everything we are consuming. I think that reducing the amount of sugar that you consume will have a very positive effect on someones life. Ever since I quit eating sugar, I have felt a lot healthier and don't feel the need to ever consume sugar again.

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  3. I think i could do 10 day sugar free challenge however it would really hard for me because i do eat a lot of sugar. It is really hard to avoid sugar because it is everywhere and it is so good. I think eating less sugar would make you feel better, you would be healthier and your body would feel amazing. In my opinion, a good way to avoid sugar is to not buy it while doing groceries because I feel like I want candies and etc. mostly when i am at home therefore it would a good way to eat less sugar. I think it is all about balance because eating too much is bad but not eating at all is not fair unless you hate it.

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  4. I think doing this 10 day sugar free challenge will help us be more open minded about the large majority of food that contains sugar we consume. Learning about how too much sugar can have a negative impact in your life is something that is truly helpful because we need to be more aware about our health. I found it interesting how food can have "hidden" sugar and that we are being lied to about what we consume.

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  5. A good way to stop eating so much sugar is to have 1 item with sugar and call it a "one time" day because, according to the article, people are used to eating foods with sugar.
    I don't think I can handle not eating sugar for 10 days because I am diabetic and when my blood is really low, I need to eat something that has sugar.
    It is delicious and that is what a food item (ketchup or peanut butter) should taste like.
    Starting a diet by eating less sugar is an excellent idea. According to the article, resisting less sugar, it can reduce tooth decay and being overweight.
    Reducing sugars can help change the way he or she feels According to the article, a scientist recommends a person cuts down their sugars 10%.

    NOTE: This one is a make up for blog comment #4, since I have a zero on #4 Blog Comment

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  6. I noticed that everyone that posted on my blog talks about how it's kind of hard to avoid sugar because lots of foods contain sugar. Although, many of us are doing the sugar challenge I think it will be hard to keep the challenge going because we might think it doesn't consume sugar but it possible could. Although I do think people should read labels more and write down how much sugar they eat. If possibly cut down on sugar. For example, instead of eating 1 whole cookie, eat half.

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  7. Sugar is a difficult thing to avoid eating. So many foods have added sugars and other equally terrible ingredients in it. I do personally have a sweet tooth and I can't go half a day without eating something really sweet. Cutting down on sugar is one of the better things to do for your body because it can decrease tooth decay, lower the chance of diabetes, and improve overall health. I can eat smaller amounts of sugar slowly over time so I won't suffer as much not eating the large amount of sugars.

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  8. Avoiding sugar is very difficult, it even says in the article that hidden sugars are everywhere like ketchup and honey even though we don't consider those sweets. So, there isn't a very good way to stop eating sugar. Not eating it for 10 days also is hard because as I was going over what my daily food intake was, I realized it was impossible for me to go 10 days without sugar because I wouldn't be getting any nutrients also. Most of the foods I eat that have protein, fibers, and carbohydrates that help me get through the day either have added sugar or take too long to make in the mornings. I think this contributes to the eating of sugar even when i'm not craving it, because it's in everything so there isn't a easy way to get away from it. I think eating a low sugar diet can help lower the chances of getting tooth decay but also taking good care of your teeth like brushing, flossing, and getting biannual checkups contributes heavily to prevention of tooth decay. I feel like reducing my sugar intake to 10% would effect me negatively because I would lose my alertness and probably be in a worse mood.

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  9. Sugar is irresistible from time to time and I've tried avoiding it all together occasionally but it is very tempting and annoying how it's shoved in out faces most of the time. It doesn't help when the food labels hide the facts from us either like not putting a % next to the sugar. I also find it interesting that the article states how it's practically impossible to avoid sugar unless you eat only fruits and vegetables (added sugars that is).

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  10. I found it very interesting on how children intake about 16% of sugar into their diet. Not only that but I thought it was crazy that the U.S wasn't the highest for added sugar but Portugal was with 25%. I personally think its hard to avoid added sugar today. Personally I don't have much of a choice or say in what I eat. I ask my dad to get healthier food, but the problem is that it costs more.

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  11. one way to eat less sugar is that every time you crave sugar you can switch that with a fruit because fruits have the good types of sugars in it. Although it would be hard to not eat sugar for 10 days I think I would be able to do it because it is better for you then eating sugar. I like eating sugar but I don't think it is addicting.

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  12. The problem with sugar is that its addictive. Since a lot of foods contain hidden sugars we are unknowingly eating high amounts of sugar. This sets our quota for sugar very high. The most important thing is to stay informed on what is in the foods you are eating. A safe way to avoid added sugars is to eat whole foods instead of processed foods.

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  13. The problem with sugar is that its addictive. Since a lot of foods contain hidden sugars we are unknowingly eating high amounts of sugar. This sets our quota for sugar very high. The most important thing is to stay informed on what is in the foods you are eating. A safe way to avoid added sugars is to eat whole foods instead of processed foods.

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  14. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful thread. I am a dentist Redondo Beach and recommend my patients regular dental checkups and cleaning their teeth twice in a day. It prevents cavity, tooth decay and many other problems.

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