HOW MUCH SUGAR ARE YOU REALLY EATING!
Lets face it, sugar tastes great. But what is the price we are willing to pay for that second of satisfaction on our bodies? Diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, hardened arteries, just to name a few of the deadly diseases that are increasing in numbers. Americans consume, on average, 765 grams of sugar every five days. To put that in perspective, in 1822 we consumed on average 45 grams every five days. That is equal to one can of soda. Now we consume 17 times that, or the equivalent to 17 cans of soda.
The American Heart Association recommends we consume less than 10 teaspoons of sugar a day. The average adult American misses that mark by a lot. Like about 12 teaspoons. The average American gobbles down on average 22 teaspoons a day. And the average child? 32 teaspoons. Pretty sure none of us needs that much to make the medicine go down. Mary Poppins, it seems, was an enabler. If you took away all the sugar in an average American diet, you would subtract 500 calories a day. Of course, since we are not taking it away, that means sugar adds 500 calories a day to our diet (and waistlines). That is like eating 10 strips of bacon a day. Even bacon-loving Americans might stop short of that.
Make small changes!1.Increase water and add fresh fruit to give it more taste.
2.Look at the ingredients, if you can't understand what it says, you shouldn't eat it.
3. Eat fruit as an alternative every time you crave sugar!
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