Sugar (Added)

The American Heart Association has set guidelines for ADDED sugar at NO MORE than 25 grams/100 calories per day for women (about 6 teaspoons) and no more than than 37.5 grams/150 calories per day for men (about 9 teaspoons). ADDED sugar generally refers to table sugar and corn syrup usually found in processed cereals, cakes, cookies, candy and the like. Added sugar can also include honey, molasses and other syrups. Excessive sugar consumption is a major contributor to overweight and obesity and its complications such as type 2 diabetes. Try to consume dietary sugar from healthy natural sources such as whole fruit, vegetables and whole grains.

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