Tip: Average Sugar Consumption in America

Did you know between 1970 and 2005, American’s sugar consumption increased by 20 percent?

Average Sugar ConsumptionDid you know between 1970 and 2005, American’s sugar consumption increased by 20 percent? Most Americans now consume 22 to 30 teaspoons of sugar daily. This adds up to 350 to 475 empty calories.

Call to Action:

  • According to the American Heart Association, women should eat only 100 calories a day of added sugar and men should have only 150 calories per day of added sugar.

  • Remember when reading labels, sugar comes in many names such as beet and cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice, fructose, glucose or dextrose, grape juice concentrate, honey, maple syrup, molasses, orange juice concentrate, raw sugar, table sugar, confectioner’s sugar, agave syrup or nectar, apple juice concentrate or brown sugar.

To your wellness,

Lynn

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