How Much Sugar is Too Much?

How Much Sugar is Too Much in Jacksonville FL

Obesity, diabetes, and cancer are out of control in Jacksonville. Sadly, the rates for these diseases continue to skyrocket. Our nation is in a state of crisis concerning the health of its citizens. Typically, the medical approach to these health problems in Jacksonville simply focuses on the disease and symptoms. It disregards the nature of what may be causing the crisis altogether.

How Much Sugar Is Too Much in Jacksonville

According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans solid fats and added sugars should account for no more than 5-15% of their caloric intake. Currently Americans are consuming an average of 800 calories per day of solid fats and added sugars. That is over 35% of the overall diet! It is recommended that no more than 8 teaspoons per day of added sugar based on a 2,000 calorie/ day diet should be consumed. That means to stay in a healthy range, a person should not have more than 32 grams of added sugar per day. This is especially true if you’re already overweight, are trying to lose weight, or already have blood sugar problems.

It’s also important to realize that there are different types of sugar and its hidden everywhere. Most people recognize the sugar in cookies, candies, and pop; yet, often fail to realize the amount in the total carbohydrate consumed in each day. Even the obvious sugars that should be avoided are not. Soda and energy drinks are the sources for over 35% of American’s added sugars.


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