Sugar was always meant to be a treat, a reward. “The last time I checked, birthday cake was for birthdays, and birthdays come once a year. But added sugar is infiltrating the food supply, and we’re not just talking soda or diet soda here. Food manufacturers pump excess sugar into an array of foods—even “health foods” YES health food. This article will you to identify where this type of sneaky sugar hides and their surprising side effects.
You’re overdosing on it.
The Facts: According to the American Heart Association, women should max out at the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of added sugars daily; men should stop at 9. Americans swallow a whopping 13 percent of their daily calories from added sugars. That adds up to about 130 pounds per year. Break that down to the daily level, and we’re way over the limit, downing the equivalent of 22 teaspoons of added sugars a day. [Read more...]