Sugars: Become an Expert Sugar Detective

December 23, 2014 9:47 PM

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The media has been full of articles about the massive amount of sugar that children and adults are consuming. Most of this added sugar consumed comes from sweetened beverages -- soft drinks, energy drinks, bottled green tea and ice tea, sweetened bottled water, and water with added vitamins. Special coffee drinks such as lattes, iced cappuccinos are full of sugar.

The American Heart Association (in a survey conducted between 2001-2004 -- Added Sugar in the Diet) concluded that on average, Americans were consuming 22 teaspoons of sugar per day. I suspect that it is much higher today. A more recent report by Statistics Canada (2011) -- Sugar Consumption among ...

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