STUDY: New research again suggests that added sugar in diet increases the risk of death from heart disease. Too much sugar have been a linked to
– higher risk of obesity,
– high blood pressure,
– type 2 diabetes,
– dyslipidemia (a bad assortment of blood fats),
– cirrhosis of the liver, and,
– cardiovascular disease.
Studying over 15 years the found now that the more added sugar a person consumed, the greater his or her risk of dying from heart disease.
70% of adults consume 10% or more of their daily calories from added sugar.
About 10% of adults consume more than 25% of their calories from added sugar.
JUST SOME FACTS
There are 16 calories in 1 teaspoon of Granulated Sugar.
There are 11 calories in 1 teaspoon unpacked of Brown Sugar.
There are 64 calories in 1 tablespoon of Corn Syrup (and Sugar).
Serving Size Calories
1 tsp 16
1 lump, 2 cubes 19
1 individual packet 23
1 cup 774
The American Heart Association recommends having added sugar make up no more than 150 calories for men and 100 calories for women.
These numbers average out to about 6 to 9 teaspoons of sugar a day.
Preschoolers shouldn’t consume any more than 4 teaspoons, of added sugar a day.
Children ages 4-8 should consume no more than 3 teaspoons a day
As your child grows into his pre-teen and teen years, the maximum amount of added sugar included in his daily diet should be 5 to 8 teaspoons.