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 an 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
SugarGram: A Handy Dandy Guide to Candy (and Other Sugary Foods)
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.
- Hey Sugar from visual.ly / laceylittle91.
- Nursing Your Sweeth Tooth from the OnlineNursingPrograms.com and linked here from The Future of Health Now.
- Sugar vs. Cocaine: Differences and Similarities by healtheo360.
Also, here is an interesting site that compiles tons of stuff regarding sugar – The Truth About Sugar.