Since September 2014, Santé Kildare has ranked 1st among the 15 GMFs and Super-clinics in CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal for Taux d’assiduité or “patient fidelity.”

Mon defi sucré WHO

Comme vous aviez peut-être lu récemment sur notre  page Facebook,  l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (WHO) recommande maintenant de diminuer la quantité de sucre qu’on consomme.  Nous consommons environ 26 cuillerées a thé de sucre par jour!! Les nouvelles recommandations suggères que nous diminuons notre sucre a 5% de notre apport nutritionnel, c’est 25g/jour. Cela équivaut a 6-7 cuillers a thé par jour.

La consommation excessive de sucre a été liée a plusieurs problèmes de santé tel que le diabète, les maladies cardiovasculaires, les caries et même certains  cancers.

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En sachant cela, j’ai décidé d’essayer de relever le défi de ces nouvelles recommendations.

A partir d’aujourd’hui je vais limiter ma consommation de sucre a 25g/jour. Je vous tiens au courant!

Jennifer

Update: My WHO Sugar Challenge

So I have been on my WHO sugar challenge for a few weeks. I have had good days and bad days. The good news is I am not a big soda drinker. The bad news is I have a big sweet tooth. The hardest part so far has been avoiding all of the treats like muffins, cookies, and chocolates that are brought by the clinic to thank us. The second hardest thing is going to celebration and functions that are full of treats. I have been working slowly on treating myself to small things occasionally.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation published a good article on sugar. They have some good Tips for reducing sugar in your diet like:

-Know where sugar hides by reading Nutrition Facts tables on food packages. Choose foods that are lower in sugar. Swap your sugary pasta sauce for homemade sauce and try the sugar-free salad dressings.

-Switch from pop to sparkling water, or try our unsweetened Minted green iced tea.

-Add less sugar to coffee or tea. Instead, add flavour with cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa or ginger.

For more good tips go to:

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=ikIQLcMWJtE&b=4869055&ct=7134805