September 10, 2009
The American Heart Association just announced it’s recommendation to reduce the intake of added sugars most people consume in their diet. According to the new recommendations, women shouldn’t consume more than 100 calories (about 25 grams) of added sugars a day; men, 150. This averages out to about 6 teaspoons for women, and 9 teaspoons for men.
To give you a little perspective, a statement from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted from 2001-2004 found the average intake of added sugars among Americans was 22.2 teaspoons (355 calories) a day.
Check it out, and as always, be healthy 🙂