What Causes Sugar Cravings, Crazy Sugar in Mouthwash! Sneaky sugar is all over the place. You may think you are eating sugar free but watch out! Sugar may be adding the lbs to your body and causing sugar cravings. Did you know that the average American consumes 22 teaspoons a day of added sugar? Women are supposed to have a max of 6 teaspoons a day. Watch this video to learn more about sneaky sugar hiding in your food.
What Causes Sugar Cravings? Crazy! Sugar in Mouthwash?
So you are asking, what causes carb cravings? First, let’s take a look at what research says. According to the National Cancer Institute, Americans consume an average of 22 teaspoons a day of added sugar. Which far exceeds the maximum of 6 teaspoons for women and 9 for men that the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends. Health issues such as mood swings, rheumatoid arthritis, and cavities can be affected by sugar intake. The AHA says that added sugar is associated with increased risks of high blood pressure and high triglyceride levels. Watch What Causes Sugar Cravings, Crazy Sugar in Mouthwash video and become more aware of places to look for sugar.
Wow, I bet that it surprised you that sugar is in mouthwash, Worcestershire sauce, and Thai Red Chili Paste. It surprised me also! It wasn’t until I did a sugar-free weight loss contest with some friends that I saw how much sugar I was eating. Before this point when I thought of what foods have sugar the first thing that came to mind is dessert of course. But as I started reading the fine print labels more in depth of what was actually in the food.
Reading food labels is a huge contributor to what causes sugar cravings. Here are some of sugar names I saw in my food; dextrose, glucose, sucrose, fruit-juice concentrate, malt syrup, maltose, molasses, beet sugar, high-fructose corn syrup and evaporated cane juice.
These sugars along with artificial sweeteners are found in:
1. Prepared/Packaged Foods – Chocolate covered almonds, pot stickers, waffles, and sausage.
2. Drinks – Trader Joe’s soy milk, almond milk, and Starbuck’s sugar-free coffee.
3. Condiments – Trader Joe’s pickle relish, ketchup, and barbecue sauce.
So I hope that you have learned a lot in the area of what causes sugar cravings. Please comment below and share your sugar success or struggles.
Live Healthy and Happy,
P.S. If you have a friend who is addicted to sugar please share this with them 🙂