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Visual Warnings to Self Regarding Sugar

Introduction

I’ve shared before that I have a massive sweet tooth. I don’t particularly like really rich foods (e.g. chocolate on chocolate on chocolate on…ad infinitum) , but I do like candy…umm, lets make that I have anĀ addiction to candy.

Overall, I’ve been doing well with this. I gave myself permission to cheat a little when I go grocery shopping, but primarily I eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, b/c while they still have lots of sugar, they also have other elements that are more filling. I can just continue eating many types of candy all day (slight hyperbole), but chocolate, especially mixed with peanut butter, seems to satiate me fairly quickly.

But yesterday the craving got the best of me…So I decided to find some infographics to print off and post on my wall to remind me of why I want to stay away from sugar…and I figured I’d share what I found.

Fourteen Sweet Facts About Sugar

Infographic made by OnlineSchools.
Infographic made by OnlineSchools.

SugarGram: A Handy Dandy Guide to Candy (and Other Sugary Foods)

This infographic is from visual.ly.
This infographic is from visual.ly.

Your Body on Sugar

There is a really excellent infographic over at Prevention (by TantikaTivorat) entitled “Your Body on Sugar.” I didn’t include it here, b/c unlike most infographics which are meant to be shared (note the way they include links to the creating site in the infographic), this one doesn’t have the same sort of attributions.

A Few Links to More

Here are a few other infographics which were informative but I felt either covered the same ground as the infographics already mentioned or just didn’t impress me enough with the info they provided.

Also, here is an interesting site that compiles tons of stuff regarding sugar – The Truth About Sugar.

I Want More Sugar?

Stumbled (literally) upon this infographic about sugar consumption…pretty fascinating and scary. HT to Tom McKay at PolicyMic. Check below the infographic for links to a few interesting articles I found.

An infographic w/more disturbing info. than we probably want to know about our sugar consumption.
An infographic w/more disturbing info. than we probably want to know about our sugar consumption.

Further Reading