Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Cut it out!
I saw this little article (see here) while reading the news during a layover in Mexico City.
According to the article, the average adults should only be consuming 8 grams (10 if you are following the USDA guidelines for sugar consumption) of sugar a day. One simple was to exceed this is to drink a soda. One 8 oz bottle of Coca Cola contains 46 grams of sugar. That's not a misprint (see here).
Mexico is a beautiful country, rich in history and full of culture - but it is also the Coca Cola capital of the world. I repeat this stat, it's no wonder that type II diabetes is the number 1 killer in Mexico. There are many other similar numbers around the world. A very simple thing to do is stop drinking all the extra sugar by getting rid of sugar-laden soft drinks. Do it for one month and see the results! If you want to see even better results in your health - drink Bios Life E or Bios Life Matcha in its place. Bios Life Matcha has only 1.5 grams of sugar. More importantly it contains polyphenols, naturally produced by the organic Matcha, called catechins. Catechins have been shown in clinical research to reduce carbohydrate absorption and improve insulin sensitivity. Can your soda do that?