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Windows 7: Unhealthy Sugar Intake?

17 Nov 2013   #1

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Unhealthy Sugar Intake?

Hey there, im not really part of any other forums so this is my only resort:)
I have between 8-10 cups of tea a day in a cup around double the size of the average cup, i take 5 sugars, are there any healthy substitutions i could use? also does anyone have any idea on how damaging this can be to my health?
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17 Nov 2013   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

5 sugars ? = cubes, packets, teaspoons, tablespoons, or pounds ?
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17 Nov 2013   #3

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17 Nov 2013   #4

Win7 Pro 32bit

5 tablespoons per cup, and 8-10 double sized cups per day = 2.5 tablespoons per 16-20 regular cups a day.
Um... that's a lot.
There is a definite link to sugary drinks and developing Diabetes Mellitus type 2 and obesity.

Harvard School of Public Health The Nutrition Source Sugary Drinks and Obesity Fact Sheet
Diabetes and Sugary Drinks - Food Fit Philly
Sugary Drinks Raise Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

For quite a while I had one teaspoon of sugar in a cup of coffee, and had maybe 4 cups a day.
I am now down to 1/3 of a teaspoon per cup, and I drink maybe one Coke a week.
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18 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Im generally fit, i do have a very high sugar intake, im also 16 so thats why im even more concerned, im going to the army in march, hopefully by then il be settled, tues-thurs i drink around 1l of energy juice while at college (cheapest but most juice) but i rarely consume anything fizzy outside of college.
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18 Nov 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

i would visit the doctor, if there is something tht makes you crave that amount of sugar then there is something wrong.
i drink tha same amount of coffee you have (8-10)
but i use sweetners so i dont have the sugar .

if there is nothing physically wrong with you then you seriously need to stop the sugar intake, as there is sugar in the food you eat also,
so your intake is actually more than the spoon count.

im thinking your body has become addicted to the sugar levels and you need to address that fast whilst you still have some teeth.
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18 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I think the biggest risk at your age is that you are developing bad habits which when continued into later life will cause serious health issues. Breaking long term habits can be VERY difficult. And your sugar intake is such that it could have risks in the short term as well.
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18 Nov 2013   #8
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit

I agree with the others that amount of sugar is very dangerous to your health and will definitely lead to diabetes if you carry on as well as obesity.

I drink lots of coffee a day but I don't have sugar, in fact nobody has sugar in the house and only keep some for visitors or for hubby to put on breakfast cereal, and he doesn't have that every day.

I'd definitely go and see the doctor about it and take his advice before it's too late and you've damaged your health beyond help.
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18 Nov 2013   #9


Immediately after you consume a cup of tea with that amount of sugar in, your blood sugar will go through the roof. You'll have an insulin spike to keep the blood sugar levels down (basically so you don't die), and the insulin will store the sugar in fat cells. You'll also become hungry because you're not getting the energy.

Over time, your fat cells might begin to hold on to the energy for longer, making it harder to lose weight and easier to gain. Those constant insulin spikes will turn in to insulin resistance, and this is the first stage of type 2 diabetes.
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18 Nov 2013   #10

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Its not because im physically addicted, i dont feel any addiction, i just dont like the taste of tea with any less or more sugar, as of tomorrow, 3 sugars and chop it down all the way to 0! Thankyou for all the replies, much appreciated!
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