Sugar Intake: The Hard Truth for a Sweet Tooth

Posted: September 15, 2016 By: Comment: 0

Sugar may be beautiful to look at (cupcakes!) but it definitely has an ugly side.

Today, we are witnessing the destructive nature of sugar and its impact on our entire well-being. The repercussions of excess sugar intake are not only impacting our waste line but also the health of our loved ones, our economy and our communities.

Don’t you wonder how things could have been different had we known about the dangers of sugar 50 years ago? Well, it turns out we did.

Unfortunately, the data linking sugar intake to coronary heart disease risk was discovered but hidden by two Harvard researchers in 1960. These two famous researchers struck a deal (to the tune of $48,000) with the Sugar Research Foundation to intentionally downplay the impact of sugar on health while redirecting the public’s attention to dietary fat intake in their published material. For decades, trending diets and millions of Americans have focused so much on restricting dietary fat intake yet underestimating the importance of monitoring sugar intake.

It is recommended that adults consume less than 9 teaspoons, or 30 grams, of added sugar per day (which amounts to about 1 cup of apple juice). On average, adults are consuming more than 22 teaspoons per day.

The food and drink we choose to put in our bodies can lead to life changing transformation or detrimental health outcomes. You deserve to feel energized and confident in your health every day. If we can focus on cleaning up our diet by eating real, wholesome, unadulterated foods, we have the power to prevent the onset of many chronic disease and illness. How amazing is that!