Workplace Wellness Blog
13
Sep . 2016

You're probably consuming more added sugar than you think

  • by Julie Ferguson
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  • in Nutrition and Diet,Uncategorized

You may think you limit your consumption of sweets, but there’s a hidden danger hiding in many foods in the form of added sugar. This short video explains more:

While sugar is easy to spot in candy, soft drinks and ice cream, it also hides out in foods you might not expect — including peanut butter, pasta sauce and even bologna! Robert Lustig decodes confusing labels and sugar’s many aliases to help determine just how much of that sweet carbohydrate makes its way into our diets.

You can get more information or share discussions on the video at the TED page: Sugar: Hiding in plain sight – Robert Lustig.

The American Heart Association offers more about about Added Sugars and recommends the following:

The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting the amount of added sugars you consume to no more than half of your daily discretionary calories allowance. For most American women, that’s no more than 100 calories per day, or about 6 teaspoons of sugar. For men, it’s 150 calories per day, or about 9 teaspoons. The AHA recommendations focus on all added sugars, without singling out any particular types such as high-fructose corn syrup.

They offer this visual aid to illustrate their recommendations:

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See our prior related post:
The science of sugar & how it affects your brain

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