4 facts about sugar that will surprise you

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August’s Eating Well magazine has some excellent tips about nutrition. I was struck by the facts about sugar; here are a few:

  1. The average American eats 420 calories a day from added sugars.
  2. From 1970 until today, sugar intake has increased 12%.
  3. Natural sweeteners, such as honey or agave are not the answer because our bodies react the same to these additives – still empty calories that provide no nutrition.
  4. Over 35% of the added sugar in our diets comes from soda, sweetened drinks and sports drinks.  This one is shocking!

Want to trim your sugar, eliminate sweetened drinks.

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