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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,

– dementia,

– 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.


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.

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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