Did you know, the average American eats about 20 teaspoons of added sugar a day, compared to the recommended six teaspoons for women and nine teaspoons for men? And sugar intake isn’t limited to just candy and sweet drinks. Processed sugar is found in everything from bread and pasta to sauces and alcohol.
Sugar comes in different forms and has many different names, including corn syrup, sucrose or cane juice. The main sources of added sugars include processed foods, sweetened drinks, candy, cookies and baked goods. However, all that sugar isn’t good for you and can affect your body in a variety of ways.
To better cut down your sugar intake, try choosing minimally processed foods with no added sugar and switching out sugary drinks for water whenever possible. We know it can be hard to break a sugar habit, but take a look at the impact it can have on your body, and you might be inspired to make a change.