"On average, every day, we receive 1.5 to twice more sugar than is good for us. Often not aware of it, by adding sugars to products" says general manager Hanneke Dessing of Diabetes Fund
Half of the adults in the Netherlands are too heavy and therefore have a greater risk of type 2 diabetes. In this type, the body is no longer responding to insulin, the hormone that is regulated blood sugar levels. The insulin, as it has been, is invisible, and they can not do their job.
More than 1 million people have this type of diabetes and a thousand will be added weekly, according to the Diabetes Fund.
Participants accepted the challenge of the corresponding digital magazine. It contains recipes, shopping lists, tips, questionnaires and lots of information about sugars in food.
According to the WHO World Health Organization's recommendation, an adult woman may receive 50 grams of sugars free of the day, 60 grams of growth. Free sugars all contain sugars from the maker and all sugars of honey, surprises, fruit juices and fruit fruit.
A sugar cube is equal to 4 grams of sugar. Therefore, an adult woman is allowed to use 12.5 free sugary sugar cubes every day according to the WHO recommendation. Just a little more, 15 sugar cube. This is because men have more energy requirement.
According to the Diabetes Fund, the Netherlands is much higher than that. "We eat about 20 sugar sugars for free sugars a day, which equates to 30 kilometers of free sugars annually."