Eat Well

How Much Sugar is Too Much?

How much sugar is too much? Did you know the average North American consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar a day! Wow.
Would you believe that sugar is the worst toxin? It is because we eat it or drink it far more than any other toxin.It’s true a little sugar is OK, but a lot is very bad for you. It promotes diabetes, obesity and heart disease and stroke, but it is also considered empty calories because it has been so refined it has no nutritional value and only hurts your metabolism. Have honey or maple syrup if you can, a little white sugar maybe, but be careful how much you have. Learn to read ingredients on boxes and avoid the ones that list sugar in the top four ingredients. Watch also for high fructose corn syrup which is cheaper for companies to use and ten times sweeter than table sugar. Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and you will be healthier and truly feel better.

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