Calories in Sugar

I have been counting calories for some time now, but one thing i never actually looked at was sugar. This is probably because i never expected to have sugar in powder form again but i usually have at least 1 teaspoon of sugar whenever i have coffee (which is rare). So moving on to the facts, how many calories in sugar? to be exact 1 gram of sugar contains only 4 calories, for example. 1 teaspoon of sugar contains 11 calories. People on average add 3 teaspoons of sugar to a cup of coffee. If you do that, you will be ingesting about 33 calories. If you drink 3 cups of coffee a day, that comes out to about 100 calories.

That not being a lot, what’s the problem with sugar? Its the calories in sugar AND the carbs, they are called “empty” calories. That is because sugar does not have any nutritional value, but that is only one part of the problem.

It is all about the carbs, of course. It is one thing to get your carbs from fruits and vegetables that contain fiber and other healthy micronutrients, which slow down the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream, but it is a quite another deal when you flood your bloodstream with pure sugar, which spikes your insulin.

Calories in sugar, the bottom line Sugar is not evil, but too much sugar is not good for you. Too many calories that come from sugar are not good for your waistline and or your health either. Remember that!

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