Sugar is everywhere you look, but how much sugar and what kind should you be eating?
Limit all added sugars, including high-fructose corn syrup, cane or beet sugar, evaporated cane juice, brown rice syrup, agave syrup, and honey and stay away from sugar sweetened drinks even the ones with artificial sugar.
Try to keep it natural such as the sugar found in milk, fruit and yogurt.
If a food has little or no milk or fruit (which contain natural sugars), the “sugars” number on the package’s nutrition facts panel will tell you how many grams of added sugars are in each
serving. Multiply the grams by 4 to get calories from sugar. Divide the grams by 4 to get teaspoons of sugar. Women should have no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar and men should have no more than 9 teaspoons of added sugar.
The more sugar you eat, the more you will crave it, as shown in the findings on sugar addition. So go as natural as you can and enjoy the natural sweetness in fruit and dairy. We are coming into the farmer’s market season, what a perfect time to Go Natural!