How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating?

The American Heart Association recommends that people can consume 25 grams of added sugar per day.

How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating

If you see the sugar level of some product on it’s label, actually there is shown only the total amount of sugar of the product. This amount of sugar is summarized from the sugar that are naturally occurring in the food and the sugar that is added by the food processor.

In the near future, the Nutrition Facts label on the back of packaged foods will have a new look and more information. UC Davis’ Dr. Kimber Stanhope explains how this will reveal the amount of sugar that is added to our foods.

The research highlighted in this video has been supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, University of California, Office of the President and the Tanita Healthy Weight Foundation.

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