SUGAR TOO MUCH OF A SWEET THING
The American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than 6 teaspoons and men no more than 9 teaspoons of added sugars per day. Even one 20 oz. soda contains far more than that.
6 teaspoons added sugars for women per day.
9 teaspoons added sugars for men per day.
15 teaspoons of sugars in a 20 oz. coke.
23 teaspoons Actual added sugars consumed by average American per day.
385 calories consumed daily from added sugars by the average American.
Burning those calories would take:
Walking: 1/2 hours.
Basketball: 1 hour.
Jogging: 3/4 hour.
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3. Chart 1:
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Figure 3-6. Sources of added sugars in the diets of the U.S. Population ages 2 years and older, NHANES 2005-2006.
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