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Cutting Added Sugar

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When you take a moment to think about how much sugar is in your favorite food and drink, versus the recommended daily limit for added sugars, it can be a sobering realization. The FDA recommends that women consume no more than 25g of added sugar daily, and men, no more than 37.5g. To put this in perspective, there are 39g of sugar in a can of Coke, and 44.4g in a can of Fanta. Ouch.

Not only is added sugar laced through some very unsuspecting foods (bread, mayonnaise, granola), it is extremely addictive – see this article and video for more details. It may come as a surprise that fruit is also jam packed with sugar that can foil your weight loss plans, but that’s a topic for another day. Fruits contain a nutrient dense profile that foods with added sugar can’t hold a candle to. One mango can contain up to 46g of sugar, yet offering a whole host of health benefits stated on this page.

While Fanta and mangoes have similar sugar levels, it’s important to understand that sodas offer no nutritional value whatsoever. Cutting added sugars may be hard at first, but you can make gradual changes to support a healthier lifestyle. Stevia is a plant-based sweetener that goes well in coffee and homemade baked goods. Who knows? Eventually you may start preferring your food and drinks less sweet, especially once you lower your added sugar intake levels.

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