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October 17, 2020 - YAHOO News

The difference between added sugars, natural sugars and artificial sweeteners

The difference between added sugars, natural sugars and artificial sweeteners
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Americans consume, on average, 17 teaspoons of added sugar every day, putting us in excess of the daily limits suggested by the American Heart Association, which recommends: No more than 6 teaspoons per day for women and kids Up to 9 teaspoons per day for men.

Going above these limits has been linked to numerous health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, mood disorders (like depression), weight problems, certain forms of cancer, and cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. In order to get smarter about your added sugar intake, you need to get clear on sweeteners. Here’s what you need to know.

Added sugars include the sweeteners that you’re adding to drinks, like tea and coffee, as well as those that manufacturers add to food. When you think of added sugars, you’re probably thinking about foods like cookies, ice cream and soda, but sugars are added to about 75% of the packaged foods you eat, whether those foods are sweet or not. Foods like bread, whole grain cereals, plant-based milk (such as oat milk), granola bars, yogurts, soups, salad dressings and other condiments often contain sneaky amounts of added sugars. At first glance, these amounts may not seem like much, but over the course of a day, they can easily put you over the recommended limit for added sugars.

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