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3 Ways to Break Your Sugar Habit

3 Ways to Break Your Sugar Habit

How much sugar is too much, and simple ways to eat less added sugar.

A recent survey suggests that Americans consume 355 calories, or 22 teaspoons, of added sugar a day—much of that comes from soda and packaged foods. And although there isn’t a direct scientific link, it’s likely that the weight gain in our population is related, in part, to our increased intake of added sugars. In 2009, the American Heart Association released a statement on how much sugar to eat (rest assured, a little bit of sugar is OK.)

Here’s what the AHA recommends:

—Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Editor

Next: AHA Recommendation #1 »


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