Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sweet Tooth

I thought it would only be right to start off the new year reminding you of the American Heart Association's (AHA) newest (and most strict) dietary guidelines regarding added sugar...the AHA recommends that added sugar intake be limited to 100 calories (25 grams, or 6teaspoons) per day for women, and to 150 calories (about 37 grams, or 9 teaspoons) per day for men.

By the way, these added sugars are sweeteners that are used primarily in processed packaged foods and beverages—think sodas, cereals, and desserts. These are not the sugars that you find in fruit, 100% fruit juices, dairy products, and vegetables (these are naturally occurring).

Check those food labels!

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