Have many of you read the nutritional content on wrappers lately? Do know how much sugar is in most of our products? Even if you read them, do you realize how significant that is? People are taking in so much sugar in snack foods. Pretty much any food in the vending machines on campus is packed with sugar. Take a look at some of these:
While some of these are snacks we all turn to while we’re cramming for our tests, or a late night snack, too much sugar is not a good thing. Too much sugar can play havoc with your weight. It may also cause fatigue, increased hyperactivity and tooth decay. Refined sugar provides empty calories and if a lot of your food contains sugar, there’s no room for the good nutrients you need to stay healthy. When sugar isn’t needed, it’s stored as fat, and by eating sugar, you’re also raising levels of the hormone insulin in your blood. Insulin stores fat, a risk factor of diabetes, and can damage artery walls, making it easier for cholesterol and fat to build up and cause heart disease. Some sugar is ok, but just think twice before you keep going to the vending machine every day.