Sugar has become ubiquitous within the American diet. It’s not just candy that’s the problem - sugar is a common ingredient in almost everything we eat. Most of us know sugar isn’t great for our health, however its harmful properties are regularly underestimated.
Too much sugar in our diet doesn’t just cause cavities; excess sugar can rapidly lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.
The American Heart Association recommends that women consume less than 100 calories of added sugar per day (6 teaspoons) and men consume less than 150 calories of sugar per day (9 teaspoons). In reality, men and women each eat an average of 22 teaspoons of sugar every day – more than double (or triple!) the recommended amount.
But as the prevalence of sugar has risen – so has the confusion surrounding its sources and side effects. Sugar is often disguised with pseudonyms on labels and is one of the most harmful ingredients we ingest.
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