Take a big step towards improving your health by watching this video. It’s surprising how bad sugar is for us and how hard it is to avoid.
We eat too much sugar… way too much. The average daily intake of sugar for each of us is 95 grams. The American Heart Association recommends that men consume no more than 36 grams of sugar per day. For women the limit is 20 grams. To put that in perspective, a can of soda is roughly 40g of sugar. Sugar is highly addictive, because it triggers dopamine production in the brain. Sugar is very hard to avoid. 80% of packaged food items in our grocery stores contain added sugar, and food manufacturers try to confuse you by using more than 30 different names for the most common sugars. Too much sugar causes metabolic disturbances which can lead to heart disease, cancer, and obesity. There are some simple things you can do to reverse the damage: avoid sugary drinks, exercise, watch food labels, avoid processed low fat foods, and eat more fiber.