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This Week’s Post:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
I wrote a post about the harmful effects of sugar a few years ago. But with the holidays upon us, I think it’s a good time to address this topic again. Not only does sugar negatively affect the body in many different ways, but most people are seriously over-consuming sugar!
Some form of added sugar is in almost every prepared or processed food these days. And most of these sugars are under various names you might not realize are actually sugar.
(See Dr. Mercola’s article – https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/10/12/other-names-for-sugar.aspx for a long list of such names.)
Just how much sugar is too much?
“The American Heart Association and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend limiting your daily added sugar intake to nine teaspoons (38 grams) for men, and six teaspoons (25 grams) for women. The limits for children range from three to six teaspoons (12 – 25 grams) per day, depending on age…and I strongly recommend limiting your daily fructose intake to 25 grams or less from all sources, including natural sources such as fruit—regardless of whether you’re male or female.”