Coffee shop chains’ hot and iced coffee, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino and latte beverages are often the caffeine fix on-the-go consumers reach for. How often, however, do we think about the amount of sugar each beverage contains? Content Checked Holdings, Inc.’s (OTCQB: CNCK) family of mobile applications is designed for individuals with specific dietary requirements or those looking to avoid certain ingredients.
The SugarChecked app gives consumers the ability to scan the barcodes of grocery store products and identifies if the product contains one of four types of sugar, including added sugars, artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols or natural low-calorie sweeteners. High sugar intake is the main catalyst for diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the largest health-related cost in the country and affects 97 million people who are at risk of developing, or have already developed, this debilitating disease. The estimated lifetime cost for a U.S. resident with diabetes is about $283,000. That is the highest lifetime health care cost for any patient group in the world.
As part of a healthy, balanced diet, you should consume fewer foods and drinks that are high in added sugars. Sugary foods and drinks can cause tooth decay, especially if you have them between meals. Many foods that contain added sugars are also calorically-dense, but they typically contain few other nutrients. Eating these foods often can contribute to unnecessary weight gain, and being overweight can increase your risk of metabolic disease conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Added sugars shouldn’t make up more than 10 percent of your daily total calorie intake, or about 30 grams of sugar a day for most teens and adults.
Education and awareness are key. Content Checked is spearheading this movement via its family of mobile apps and going beyond the label.
For more information, visit www.contentchecked.com