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The Perils of Too Much Sugar?

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“This Store is pledged to conform to the Sugar Regulations of the Food Administration. Your Sugar Ration is 2lbs. per mo – NARA – 512525 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article presents a  straight forward simple explanation on the dangers of eating too much sugar.  Some of the research needs further study (what doesn’t?) but there is enough support to warn people that excess sugar consumption is more of a problem than just weight gain.  When you read a food label, notice the grams of sugar in one serving, check the number of servings in the product and maybe you will think twice about buying it regularly.   The new proposed food labels will require that added sugars be included – a good step in showing the consumer the actual grams of sugar, not just the naturally occurring.   As a reminder, the American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than 6 teaspoons and men no more than 9 teaspoons of sugar daily.  Four grams of sugar is equal to 1 teaspoon of sugar or 16 grams of sugar is equal to about 4 teaspoons of sugar.

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