Cut Out Added Sugars Added sugars are sugars that are added when refined or prepared to the food and beverages. Too much intake is going to hurt your health and even shorten your life. The American Heart Association has suggested daily limits for added sugars: men — 9 teaspoons/36 grams/150 calories OR LESS Women and children aged 2 + — 6 teaspoons/25 grams/100 calories OR LESS (children under 2 do not eat added sugars) Where to look for added sugars: Sugary drinks: condensed milk, sports and energy drinks, soda & soft drinks, coffee & tea, juice & fruit drinks Sweet drinks
Ice cream & gelato, frozen popcorn, popsicles The product and dietary ingredients are also checked. Reduce the intake of sugary foods and beverages. Clearly substitute the sweet fruits for the sweets and desserts. Create homemade foods that have less added sugar.
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