Make this holiday season a time to learn about and cut way back on sugars. Although a challenge this time of year, wouldn’t it be cool to say on New Year’s Day, “I lost 3 pounds during the holidays”.
Everyone knows that too much sugar is bad but most do not know much about sugar, how much is enough and just how bad it is.
According to the USDA Americans consume, on average, 175 pounds of sugar each year per person—that is 42 teaspoons of sugar a day. This means some people can be eating 60 or 70 teaspoons a day. This count includes sugar added to foods (HFCS—high fructose corn syrup, is in nearly everything processed—breads, syrups, jams, juices, sodas, sugary drinks, ketchup, etc.) It is also important to understand carbohydrates, such as grains, breads, cereals, and pasta, convert to sugars when digested. Continue reading