Sugar: Cutting Back on Added Sugars
Studies show many people eat up to 20 teaspoons of added sugar every day. That's about 320 calories!
The American Heart Association recommends that women eat less than 6 teaspoons and men aim for about 9 teaspoons of added sugar a day.
Our pamphlet Sugar: Cutting Back on Added Sugars has clear, practical advice about how to keep track of added sugar in your diet. It includes 10 tips for reducing added sugar and lists some sugary foods and beverages to avoid. This title:
- Explains that many processed food products contain added sugar
- Describes the health risks of eating too much sugar
- Defines healthy sugar guidelines
- Suggests ways to cut back on added sugar
- Lists some sugary foods and drinks to avoid
- Discusses sugar substitutes