The shocking amount of sugar hiding in your food – BBC

The shocking amount of sugar hiding in your food  – BBC


Dietician Allison bones wants to show a group of office workers Just how much energy in the form of sugar these carbs release into their bloodstream Foods we’ve got there you go and a chocolate muffin Hey, I would say that that is more sugar than this one. Maybe two cubes for that one We’re calling this blood sugar bingo quell our volunteers Guess the equivalent cubes of sugar in each of these foods. What do you think? Five two minutes got let’s go five. Okay, so you’ve gone for the the muffin as the slightly higher one I’m just gonna add to that So ten sugar cubes and that muffin this one so you’ve gone to two so it’s more starchy less sugary Yeah, let’s just add this one Oh what well maybe not More sugar, there’s eleven sugar cube In this bagel. I’m shocked. I won’t lie. I’m shocked. Yeah what you’re saying Is that in the bagel when you eat it you chew it up and start to digest it Your body is breaking that starch down into that quantity of sugar. Yes, privileged sugar. Yeah. Yeah exactly This is a portion of white rice and then you’ve got nice bowl of strawberries, right? Yes Let’s go for five Never approach ago was right Strawberries I would half of that Bowl They are sweet Okay, so in this amount of strawberries there is Four sugar cubes Oh, yeah, so we’ll only taste sweet Actually, the amount of carbohydrate that they contain is is quite small So let’s compare that to this portion of rice then so you’ve gone for face. Oh, Really it’s grains of sugar that we know more that is that’s just when you should the cube equivalents Jacket potato. Yes. Can you not do that as my favorite food potato? I would go with similar to the bagel. Yeah, like about ten. You’ve got quite a good poker face Allison There’s 19 sugar cubes and in this jacket potatoes almost almost double what you something I’m so sorry. How do Where they hide in order sugar I think one of it one of the key things to take away from this is that looks can be deceiving So just because a food doesn’t necessarily taste sweet Doesn’t mean that there’s not gonna be sometimes an awful lot of sugar going into your system after you’ve eaten it the thing that this really Rams home for me is that there was a huge amount of energy in a potato and that pile of glucose there that will your body will turn the potato into Will be stored as fat unless you burn it off unless you have to be careful about what you’re putting in your mouth

42 thoughts on “The shocking amount of sugar hiding in your food – BBC

  1. This is just untrue. Please, BBC, get informed and don't fool people. The number of calories is not tantamount to processed sugar. According to this video, it'd be healthier to eat bagels or muffins rather than real food such as potatoes or rice. Calories are not sugar, let alone processed sugar, which is really harmful for your health.

  2. Now everyone thinks muffins are better than rice. Bull horse shit combined information…..

    Forgot to mention the vitamins, minerals and protein and effect of each product on the body.

  3. This is ridiculous, how unfortunate for people that don’t have other information to believe this. All of Asia lives on rice three times a day at least. Do you want to break down billions of people’s life line and food and compare it to some different sugar based upon carbohydrates? It just doesn’t make sense.

  4. Miss informed video, how can this even allowed to be on. Wish i was there as i would have grilled the so called expert

  5. Do the bbc not understand that a lot of people who watch this now think that choosing chocolate muffins and bagels over rice and potatoes is the healthier option. Terrible video ‘Nutritionist’ lol

  6. The BBC are pumping out anti whole foods propaganda bullshit because they are part of the frigging system that wants people sick

  7. Come on. This isn't news. I'll still eat loads of (brown) rice and other whole, minimally processed carbs. Eat less often, far more naturally, very low on the food chain, and move a lot more. At least that's my game plan. So far it's working. Of course, I'm only in my 20's…

  8. That's right you can get fat by eating potatoes. Great work BBC keep making people eat the Atkins diet or some shit.

  9. I call bollocks. I can’t imagine a doctor telling you to not eat or cut down on your fruit intake. How many monkeys do you see with diabetes or falling out of trees? From eating to much fruit, with all that sugar. My take on bad ingredients is. If the ingredients list is as long as your arm. It probably ain’t that good for you. Also look in the supermarket. Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi. Majority of the good food is on the perimeter of the shop floor. Because I am useless at explaining stuff. I copied and pasted this.
    How they’re the same: No matter what form sugar comes in, it’s a simple carbohydrate that is broken down for energy. The sugar that’s in a piece of fruit is made up of fructose and glucose, just like processed sugar. Most fruits are 40-55% fructose (although this varies depending on the fruit—cranberries have 20% fructose and apples are 65% fructose). Table sugar is 50% fructose and 50% glucose. Your body processes fructose in the liver so it won’t trigger an insulin response, while glucose starts to break in the stomach and requires insulin to be released into the bloodstream so it can be metabolized quickly. Neither glucose nor fructose is better than the other, when looked at alone. It’s how it’s packaged that makes the difference.

    How they’re different: The type of sugar (natural or refined) that you’re eating impacts your health differently. Natural sugar—the sugar that comes in fruit—is packaged with fiber, water, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting phtytonutrients and other nutrients that improve your health. (Natural sugar is also found in milk and cheese and is called lactose.) Refined sugar comes from sugar cane or sugar beets, which are both processed to extract the sugar. Usually, this sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose, called sucrose.

    Manufacturers add chemically produced sugar, typically high fructose corn syrup, to many foods and drinks. Other than providing a source of energy that the body can use, processed sugar doesn’t provide any benefits to the body—it lacks the fiber and health-promoting nutrients that occur in natural sugar sources. By contrast, processed sugar can harm the body when overeaten and may contribute to inflammation, disease, weight gain and obesity. This is why refined sugar is known as “empty calories”—calories without nutrients that benefit the body.

    Is there a difference in how you feel after you eat natural sugar versus refined sugar? Yes! Refined sugar causes you to experience energy highs and lows and sugar cravings. Here’s why:

    Refined sugar (think candy and cakes) has no fiber to slow down its absorption, so it’s digested rapidly and enters the blood stream very quickly, causing a (blood) sugar rush/high. This sugar high, in turn, causes the body to release a surge of insulin, which quickly removes the sugar from the blood to the tissues. This is what is often known as a sugar crash or “low,” and is the body’s way of signaling that it needs a quick pick-up and the quickest pick-me-up is more sugar! This launches a vicious cycle of highs and lows that lead to a deep craving for more sugar.

    At the same time, sugary foods don’t provide the body any of the nutrients it needs to feel good and to sustain energy.

    Importantly, natural sugar provides a longer source of energy without crashes. Natural sugar comes packaged in fruit—and fruit is a good source of fiber, which slows down the digestion of glucose so you don’t get the energy high/insulin spike followed by a sugar crash like you do when you eat refined sugar. Fruit also contains water, which helps to prevent dehydration and the tired, drained feeling that comes with it that mimic blood-sugar dips.

    Here’s an important exception to the above: Fruit juice (if the fiber has been removed) will differ from fruit in the way it affects energy levels. While it still provides important nutrients that the body uses for good health, portions should be limited to prevent a blood-sugar spike and also to prevent weight gain.

    Our Bottom Line

    Overall, there is room in a wholesome, nutrient-packed diet for a small indulgence with added sugar—ideally 100 calories or less. However, the majority of people overconsume added sugars in their diet without realizing it. Truthfully, it’s beneficial for most people to make an effort to avoid added sugars because they can contribute to weight gain and take the place of other nutrient-rich foods. We suggest trying to satisfy sweet-tooth cravings with naturally sweet foods, like desserts made with fruits (as in the two recipes below). This helps people to appreciate less-sweet flavors, while also consuming added nutrients.

    One of the easiest ways to avoid added sugars is to look for them on ingredient labels. Be aware that if you purchase a sweet food and don’t see the word honey or sugar or another sweetener that you recognize on the label, this doesn’t meant there isn’t added sugar. Instead, it probably means that the sugar is hiding under a different name. The good news is that added sugars will be listed on food labels by July 2018. Until then, be mindful that added sugars in foods and drinks may be listed on labels as: anhydrous dextrose, brown sugar, cane crystals, cane sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, crystal dextrose, evaporated cane juice, fructose sweetener, fruit juice concentrates, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, liquid fructose, malt syrup, maple syrup, molasses, pancake syrup, raw sugar, sugar, syrup and white sugar and more.

  10. It's an interesting exercise, but it's not all about calories. You'd be a darned sight better off eating a good dose of blueberries, raspberries, apples, grapefruit or red grapes (or practically any natural fruit) daily than the equivalent amount of refined sugar cubes. It's more about processed food vs natural foods. It's always amazing to look at the contents of people's shopping trolleys, particularly the amount of white bread and fizzy drinks that people consume; highly processed, carb dense foods with NO nutritional value whatso-freakin-ever. Avoid highly refined products like flour and get a nutrient dense diet and you won't miss any of the highly-processed industrial food garbage that has increasingly found its way onto our shelves since the 19th Century.

  11. What an appalling and totally misleading presentation. The "sugar" in rice and potatoes is in the form of glucose. Glucose is needed by every cell in the body as a source of energy. Excess glucose is non toxic and is not converted into fat, which is why professional athletes carb-load before some forms of competition. The liver can store any amount of glucose with ill effect.
    The sugar in the muffin is refined sugar (the stuff of sugar cubes) that has little in common with the carbohydrate in potatoes or rice. Eating any food with added refined sugar, and these days that means 80% of food sold by the local supermarket, results in fat deposits in the liver, and is what causes heart attacks.
    If anyone really wants to understand why sugar has caused the current obesity epidemic then watch "Sugar, the bitter truth, by Dr Robert Lustig – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM&index=11&list=PL39F782316B425249&t=0s. And to make it easy, start at 45mins07seconds for an explanation of the different effects of consuming glucose, sugar, or alcohol (sugar by another name).

  12. Diabetes type 2 insulin resistance.best prevention is don’t overeat any food no matter how healthy,delicious they are.

  13. The BBC ought to be ashamed of themselves for this ridiculous bullshit. Somehow making out that brown rice and a whole jacket potato is worse than a white bagel or a chocolate muffins. And comparing everything to refined sugar as if the natural foods have the same effect on the body. Arseholes. "Carbs are bad m'kay"

  14. Actually I am not very surprised. I have for about one year without putting in my mouth starchy foods, especially bread. And idk why people tend to eat heavy foods just to make them feel full without worrying about the consequences of that.

  15. So the only food we can eat are meat and vegetables with fruits as a treat? This is the take home message from this video? Absololute nonsense! We need food for energy, over 2000 calories of it! The food in this video are eccellent sources of Energy!

  16. But the strawberries have more fructose sugar which is not the same as table sugar (sucrose). Although sucrose is made out of fructose and glucose. Plus your body would process the fructose differently because of the fibre in the fruit.

  17. This is a load of carp!
    Walter Kempner reversed diabetes 2 with, rice, fruits and refined sugar in the 40ies.
    And Andrew Tailor lost 50kg on an all potato diet for a year. Links below;

    https://www.drmcdougall.com/2013/12/31/walter-kempner-md-founder-of-the-rice-diet/

    https://www.google.dk/amp/s/amp.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/diet/andrew-taylor-eats-nothing-but-potatoes-for-a-year-to-cure-his-food-addiction/news-story/41d8e6612679985fc9bf62e4b970ef15

  18. The dietary sugar is not the same as serum glucose. They're worlds apart. You can't talk about equivalence because the way sugar (Sucrose) is metabolised and the way starch is metabolised are worlds apart. The fructose portion of sugar is mostly metabolised in the liver. The glucose from starch can be used by virtually all the cells of the body.

    Nutritional science here at its worst.

  19. This is so misleading.You cannot compare refined sugar to natural sugars contained in whole foods. Carbohydrates are what humans are designed to eat for energy. I'm not talking about refined carbs but whole food carbs. Starches.

  20. Nothing misleading about this …. eating too many carbs, whether refined or complex, stimulates insulin production and, consequently, fat storage.

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