The amount of sugar we are consuming is alarming. In fact, according to University of California San Francisco, the average American consumes about 66 pounds of added sugar per year. Sugar is obviously found in candy, sweets, baked goods, snacks and sugary drinks. Cutting these out from your diet will lower your sugar intake. However, […]
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Be careful – if you don’t watch out for added sugar, it will get you in the end. Why? For one, because the health complications caused by added sugar are – to put it mildly – massive. Second off, unless you’re paying attention it’s difficult or nearly impossible to tell exactly how much added sugar […]
With the increase of type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome worldwide, global health messages often focus on a key issue: lowering sugar intake. Most people in Western societies get too much sugar in their diet and not enough nutrient dense foods like fruits and vegetables. In fact, according to a 2014 study (1), more […]
Over consumption of added sugars is a growing global epidemic. The American Heart Association suggests women under 6 teaspoons and men under 9 teaspoons of added sugar per day. However, most adults get closer to the equivalent of 19 teaspoons of added sugar per day (1). The health risks for a high intake of sugar, […]
It is recommended to cut back on added sugar from the diet because there is a relationship between sugar intake, obesity and chronic disease risk. Sugar is naturally found in grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes. However, sugar is added to many foods, and this is what most health experts advocate to cut from the diet. […]
According to Harvard Health, the average American eats about 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day. Sugar is a common additive in many packaged foods: sweets, breads, frozen entrees, frozen pizzas, soups, sauces and condiments. It is recommended to cut back on added sugars to lower risk of obesity and heart disease. Even if you […]
The reasons for cutting down or cutting sugar all together are numerous. Getting too much sugar can increase risk for many chronic diseases and being overweight. According to a 2012 Forbes article Americans consume about 130 pounds of sugar per year and an average 22 teaspoons of sugar per day. The recommendation for sugar intake […]
Drinking sugary beverages is a major contributor to the increase of global obesity. There are many risks associated with drinking sugary drinks including increasing risk for: obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gout and making poor diet choices. Sugary drinks can include: soda pop, juice, lemonade, sweetened teas although most of the focus can be […]
Whether it’s pure sugar, a chemical sweetener or a healthy sounding natural sugar alternative, health experts agree it’s generally best to cut back on sweet foods and drinks regardless of the source. The health risks of sugar are many including increasing risk for weight gain and possibly type 2 diabetes. The risks of sugar substitutes […]
Sugar alcohols are found naturally in fruits and vegetables, but they are also added to many commercially made foods. Sugar alcohols are commonly added in chewing gum, chocolate, candy, frozen sweets, toothpaste, mouth wash and some low calorie pre-packaged food. They are added for sweetness but they also add texture and moisture to foods. A […]
Mention the word “added sugar” to your nutritionist and she or he will look at you saucer-eyed. You just did it. You dropped THE brick without even knowing. You cited the worst enemy of global human health. What is added sugar? I know you just have two questions. What distinguishes “added sugar” from “just sugar” […]
Here are some of my favorite low sugar breakfast ideas. They will nourish you and get you going all morning long. I promise you no harsh energy crash that you might experience after indulging in one of these fancy boxed cereals that are loaded with sugar. Happy breakfast. Protein shake with chia seeds This is […]