189 grams of sugar can kill you

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Full of sugar? Germans have increased their sugar consumption considerably in the past few decades: from 3 to 34 kilograms per year - and that in just five generations. The fact that the sweet maker is now everywhere has also contributed to this.

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Sugar content in 1l of Coca Cola
  
Coca-Cola / by Coca-Cola / 1 liter

For the star the Lefo Institute for Food examined the sugar content of 33 foods. Conclusion: For many, the sugar content is more than 20 percent, for some it is even considerably higher.

There are almost 40 sugar cubes in this bottle.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 110 g (11 percent);
of which 49 g (5 percent) sucrose;
31 grams (3 percent) glucose;
30 grams (3 percent) fructose;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Sugar content in 1 glass of Nutella
  
Nutella / nut nougat cream from Ferrero / 400 grams

A mother recently sued Nutella maker Ferrero in the United States. She was horrified that the spread was not as healthy as the company claims. If you study the ingredients more closely, you shouldn't be surprised by the high fat and sugar content.

There are 78 sugar cubes in this glass.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 218 g (55 percent);
of which 189 g (47 percent) sucrose;
6 grams (2 percent) glucose;
8 grams (2 percent) fructose; 15 g (4 percent) lactose

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Sugar content in Red Bull
  
Red Bull / Energy Drink from Red Bull / 0.25 liters

However, it is not always easy for consumers to see how much sugar there is in food. Consumer advocates complain that the sugar content is often not clearly marked on the packaging. Sometimes there are terms like sucrose, fructose or glucose instead of sugar. But behind this, too, is ultimately the fat maker.

There are 10 sugar cubes in this tin.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 27 g (11 percent);
of which 20 g (8 percent) sucrose; 6 grams (2 percent) glucose; 2 grams (1 percent) fructose; Lactose below the detection limit

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Cappuccino / soluble coffee blend from Jacobs / 220 grams of dry matter

It is correct: our body needs sugar. Muscles, organs and cells need energy, which they get from glucose. Our brain is also a big energy guzzler. In order to get to the sweet starch, we don't have to snack extra. Our organism can also meet its glucose requirements from bread, pasta and other starchy products.
There are 35 sugar cubes in this jar.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 97 g (44 percent); of which 80 g (37 percent) sucrose; Glucose below the detection limit; Fructose below the detection limit; 17 g (8 percent) lactose

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Fruit gnomes "strawberry, cherry, raspberry" / cream cheese preparation by Danone / 6 x 50 grams

They advertise that they are especially good for the little ones. But so-called children's foods are often actually mainly sugar and fat bombs.

There are a total of 13 sugar cubes in these cups; makes about two per cup.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 36 g (12 percent);
of which 26 g (9 percent) sucrose;
3 grams (1 percent) glucose; Fructose below the detection limit; 7 g (2 percent) lactose

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Russian bread / Bahlsen / 120 grams

Our love for sweets is, as it were, innate. Even breast milk tastes slightly sweet. From an evolutionary point of view, this even makes sense: the sweet taste signaled to our ancestors that the plants are not poisonous. What's cute also quickly provided energy. But the amounts of sugar that are in our food today have a negative impact on our taste.

There are a total of 23 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 63 g (53 percent); of which 56 g (47 percent) sucrose; 2 grams (2 percent) glucose; 2 grams (2 percent) fructose; 3 g (3 percent) lactose

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Fruit tea / Hipp / 400 grams of dry matter

Because if the little ones eat too sweet, they get used to the aroma. Overweight and obesity are the consequences.

There are 140 sugar cubes in total in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 388 g (97 percent);
of which 306 g (77 percent) sucrose;
71 grams (18 percent) glucose;
12 grams (3 percent) fructose; Lactose below the detection limit

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Tiger organic tomato ketchup / Rapunzel natural food / 0.39 liters

There is also a lot of sugar in foods that you don't expect at first glance.
Manufacturers often use the sweetness as a flavor enhancer.

There are a total of 24 sugar cubes in this bottle.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 67 g (17 percent);
of which 2 g (1 percent) sucrose;
23 grams (6 percent) glucose;
39 grams (10 percent) fructose; 3 g (1 percent) lactose

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Tomato ketchup / Kraft / 0.75 liters

Much of the sweetener is hidden in industrially produced ketchup.

There are 61 sugar cubes in total in this bottle.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 170 g (23 percent);
of which 55 g (7 percent) sucrose;
63 grams (8 percent) glucose;
52 grams (7 percent) fructose;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Irish Cream / Liqueur from Baileys / 0.7 liters

According to the World Health Organization, "a maximum of ten percent of daily energy intake" should be covered with sugar. For an adult, that would be around 50 to 60 grams per day, which corresponds to around four level teaspoons.

There are 60 sugar cubes in this bottle.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 166 g (24 percent);
of which 136 g (19 percent) sucrose; 6 grams (1 percent) glucose;
19 grams (3 percent) fructose; 5 g (1 percent) lactose

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Bitter Lemon / Schweppes / 1 liter

Jam and honey for breakfast, a sweet snack in the morning and afternoon, a dessert for lunch - the legal requirements are quickly met. And that's not just because we like to snack in between meals. It is precisely the added sugar in goods that the consumer does not suspect it is in, which increases the daily sugar level.

There are 46 sugar cubes in total in this bottle.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 129 g (13 percent); of which 21 g (2 percent) sucrose; 55 grams (6 percent) glucose; 53 grams (5 percent) fructose; Lactose below the detection limit

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Orange nectar / Yes! / 1.5 liters

Thirst should be quenched with low-calorie, preferably calorie-free drinks such as water. For children, pure juices should always be diluted with water - because calories are also hidden here.

There are 40 sugar cubes in total in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 111 g (7 percent); of which 71 g (5 percent)
Sucrose; 14 grams (1 percent) glucose;
27 grams (2 percent) fructose;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Stone oven pizza Hawaii / Wagner / 380 grams

There are 8 sugar cubes in total in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
22 g (6 percent);
of which 10 g (3 percent) sucrose;
3 grams (1 percent) glucose;
9 grams (2 percent) fructose;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Pizza Salami Bio / Alnatura / 335 grams

There are a total of 6 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
16 g (5 percent);
of which 16 g (5 percent) sucrose;
Glucose below the detection limit;
Fructose below the detection limit;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Fitness Fruits / Cereal from Nestlé / 375 grams

Some muesli belongs more on the candy shelf.

There are 39 sugar cubes in total in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 109 g (29 percent);
of which 48 g (13 percent) sucrose;
34 grams (9 percent) glucose;
27 grams (7 percent) fructose;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Frosties / Cerials from Kellogg's / 375 grams

Consumers cannot always see at first glance how much sugar there is in a product. Consumer associations are therefore calling for traffic light labeling based on the British model.

There are a total of 51 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 143 g (38 percent);
of which 125 g (33 percent) sucrose;
11 grams (3 percent) glucose;
8 grams (2 percent) fructose; Lactose below the detection limit

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Cornflakes / from Kellogg's / 375 grams

There are a total of 11 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content: 30 g (8 percent);

of which 14 g (4 percent) sucrose;
7 grams (2 percent) glucose;
5 grams (1 percent) fructose;
4 g (1 percent) lactose

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Alpine milk / whole milk chocolate from Milka / 100 grams

But why do we like to snack so much? If we use sweets, the glucose level in the blood rises. The pancreas responds by releasing the hormone insulin. This not only channels glucose into the cells, but also ensures that tryptophan reaches the brain - a precursor of the happiness hormone serotonin.

There are 22 sugar cubes in total in this bar of chocolate.

The results of the analysis at a glance: Total sugar content: 60 g (60 percent); of which 50 g (50 percent) sucrose;
Glucose below the detection limit; Fructose below the detection limit; 10 g (10 percent) lactose

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Raisin snail / loose goods from Kamps / 170 grams

There are 19 sugar cubes in total in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
52 g (30 percent);
of which 30 g (18 percent) sucrose;
10 grams (6 percent) glucose;
11 grams (7 percent) fructose;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Katjes children / licorice from Katjes / 200 grams

There are a total of 31 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
86 g (43 percent);
of which 72 g (36 percent) sucrose;
8 grams (4 percent) glucose;
6 grams (3 percent) fructose;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Gold bears / Haribo / 200 grams

There are a total of 33 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
91 g (45 percent);
thereof 61 g (30 percent) sucrose;
25 grams (13 percent) glucose;
5 grams (2 percent) fructose;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Milk Slices / Ferrero / 28 grams

Lots of fat, lots of sugar: what is advertised as a healthy snack is as rich in content as a chocolate and cream cake, criticizes the consumer organization Foodwatch.

3 sugar cubes are in a milk bar.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 8 g (29 percent); of which 5 g (18 percent) sucrose,
less than 1 g (1 percent) glucose; 1 g (2 percent) fructose; 2
g (7 percent) lactose

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Actimel Classic / yoghurt drink from Danone / 4 x 100 grams

It doesn't look much better with this product, which also advertises being healthy.

A total of 14 sugar cubes are in a pack of four, making 3.5 per cup.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
39 g (10 percent); of which 29 g (7 percent) sucrose;
Glucose below the detection limit;
Fructose below the detection limit; 10 g (2 percent) lactose

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Condensed milk 10 percent fat / bear brand / 340 grams

There are 11 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
31 g (9 percent);
of which 31 g (9 percent) sucrose;
Glucose below the detection limit;
Fructose below the detection limit;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Jelly woodruff / Dr. Oetker / 125 grams

8 sugar cubes are in this cup.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
23 g (18 percent);
of which 20 g (16 percent) sucrose;
1 g (1 percent) glucose;
1 g (1 percent) fructose;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Alpenzwerg yoghurt for children "Banana" / Berchtesgadener Naturland

There are a total of 7 sugar cubes in these two cups.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
20 g (10 percent);
of which 13 g (6 percent) sucrose;
1 g (1 percent) glucose;
2 grams (1 percent) fructose;
5 g (2 percent) lactose

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Activia with fiber and cereals / yoghurt from Danone / 4 x 115 grams

The yogurt is supposed to get the digestion going, the advertising promises. According to Foodwatch, a brazen advertising lie. And the sugar content doesn't seem to be really healthy either.

18 sugar cubes are in these four cups; makes 4.5 per cup.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 51 g (11 percent);
of which 31 g (7 percent) sucrose;
Glucose below the detection limit;
4 grams (1 percent) fructose; 16 g (4 percent) lactose

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Bourbon vanilla ice cream / Landliebe / 0.75 liters

There are 68 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
188 g (25 percent);
of which 62 g (8 percent) sucrose;
95 grams (13 percent) glucose;
8 grams (1 percent) fructose;
24 g (3 percent) lactose

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Ice cream Cremissimo vanilla / Langnese / 1 liter

There are 81 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content:
225 g (23 percent);
of which 77 g (8 percent) sucrose;
107 grams (11 percent) glucose;
6 grams (1 percent) fructose;
35 g (4 percent) lactose

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Shortbread biscuits / De Beukelaer / 200 grams

But how do you avoid sugar? On the one hand through a healthy diet: Sweet things are only allowed in moderation, as the food pyramid shows.

There are 20 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:
Total sugar content: 55 g (28 percent); of which 52 g (26 percent) sucrose;
1 g (1 percent) glucose;
2 grams (1 percent) fructose;
Lactose below the detection limit

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Potato salad "yogurt and chives" / needle / 400 grams

Even if time is often short for many, cooking yourself is best.

There are 9 sugar cubes in this product.

The results of the analysis at a glance:

Total sugar content: 26 g (7 percent);
thereof 6 g (2 percent) sucrose;
9 grams (2 percent) glucose; 9 grams (2 percent) fructose;
2 g (1 percent) lactose
               

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