When it comes to getting their lumps of sugar, Americans are overdoing it, says the American Heart Association. Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, and it's time to cut way back.
Most of that added sugar comes from soft drinks and candy - a whopping 355 calories. That's the equivalent of drinking two cans of soda and eating a nice chewy chocolate bar. Most women should be getting no more than 6 teaspoons a day, or 100 calories, of added sugar. For men - no more than 9 teaspoons, or 150 calories.
The guidelines do not apply to naturally occurring sugars like those found in fruit, vegetables or dairy products. So eat to your hearts content! I love fruits myself and try to eat at least two to three servings daily. Afterall, it pays to stay healthy, especially for those with a frugal lifestyle!
What about you? How much added sugar do you get on a daily basis?
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