With Halloween having just passed, I want you to think about how much sugar you think you consumed.
How much should we vs. How much do we
How Much Should We: 36 grams or 9 teaspoons per day
How Much Do We: The average American takes in between 150 - 170 pounds of sugar per year, which is estimated at 3,550 pounds in an entire lifetime or 1,767,900 skittles.
Why You ask: Our brains reward us by releasing serotonin and beta-endorphins when we eat sugar or other refined carbs that are easily converted to glucose. This can cause an intense emotional connection to sugar.
Who are the biggest culprits you ask?
- Soft drinks
- Trick or treat - Sugar & Candy!
- Cakes & cookies
- Fruit Drinks
- Dairy Desserts & Milk
- Other grains
Chasing Nirvana Yoga offers lunch and learn opportunities, our addiction to sugar just being one of many. If you'd like to bring health and wellness lunch and learns into your office, please inquire now, we will be launch in January 2016! Kick off the new year with a new and improved wellness track!