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Student Eating Habits

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”

- Ann Wigmore

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The biggest challenge for a student is to develop healthy eating habits. Typically, students do not have much time to think about food, and they have a limited budget to support their nutritional needs. Regardless of whether students live with their parents or live separately from their parents, not everyone has healthy eating habits. This applies to students who have already finished school and have gone to university or college. Well, who would refuse a juicy hamburger? No one – of course! To this hamburger, of course, a carbonated drink is added. So you get a few extra calories, which over time, leads you to gain weight.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

A 600 ml bottle of regular soft drink contains about 16 teaspoons of sugar.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

A 600 ml bottle of a sports drink contains about 11 teaspoons of sugar.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

A 250 ml bottle of an energy drink contains about 7 teaspoons of sugar.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

If you drink a 600ml bottle of orange fruit drink every day for a year you will consume 23 kilos of sugar.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

One serving of fish and chips contains 17 teaspoons of fat.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

Two takeaway meals a week - 13 kg weight gain in one year.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

Two small lollies contain 1 teaspoon of sugar.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

Two chocolate biscuits contain 4 teaspoons of sugar.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

One scoop of regular ice cream contains 3 teaspoons of sugar.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

Consumption of more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day leads to various kinds of diseases: diabetes, obesity, liver failure, kidney disease, high blood pressure, heart disease and cognitive decline.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

Drinking soft drink (sugary and diet) regularly can contribute to the erosion of tooth enamel surfaces which then leads to tooth decay.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

When lots of sugary drinks are consumed on a regular basis, the body can’t use all the sugar and turns it into fat.

Student Eating Habits-Facts

High blood sugar levels and increased weight gain can place strain on key organs such as the heart and kidneys.

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Want to know how much junk food you are consuming each week? Want to calculate your risk?

  Go to the LiveLighter website to find a sugar drinks calculator, junk food calculator, your risk BMI calculator and a lot of useful information about a healthy life.

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