Sugar crops up in the most unlikely of places. We all know that chocolate and sweets have a lot of sugar, but did you know that your breakfast cereal and even the ketchup you dip your chips into contain it?
A recent report by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee said that sugar is one of the biggest health concerns that we face and recommend that sugar should be 10% or less of our daily calorie intake. The average American consumes between 13 to 20 teaspoons of sugar a day which is about 230% of sugar for woman and 335% for men. Ideally we should only be having 100-150 calories of sugar a day.
Sugar is essential in our diets, but we should be using fruits as our source for it, rather than processed foods such as cakes, biscuits and fizzy drinks.
While reducing your sugar intake can have a impact on your weight, there are many other benefits cutting down on it can have.