"On average, every day we consume 1.5 to 2 times more sugar than we are good at," said Hanneke Dessing, director of diabetes funding, who is often unaware of adding sugar to the product.
Half of Dutch adults are overweight and are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes. In this type, the body is no longer responsive to insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels. Insulin is invisible by itself and can not do it.
According to the Diabetes Fund, more than 1 million people suffer from this form of diabetes, with 1,000 additional people a week.
Challenge participants received the corresponding digital magazine. This includes a lot of information about recipes, shopping lists, tips, surveys and sugar in your food.
According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO), women can receive 50 grams of free sugar per day and 60 grams of grown men. Glass sugar is all saccharides added by the manufacturer and all sugars of honey, syrup, fruit juice and fruit concentrate.
Sugar cubes are like 4 grams of sugar. Therefore, adult women can consume 12.5 sugars daily according to WHO recommendations. A man is allowed a little more, namely 15 sugar cubes. This is because men have a high energy demand.
According to the Diabetes Fund, the Dutch are more than that. "I eat about 20 sugar cubes a day, which is equivalent to 30 kilograms of free sugar per year."