Health Fact of the Day

23 Nov

Did you know that a 12 oz can of pop (I’m from the North, we call it pop!) has between 30 and 40 grams of sugar!

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The American Heart Association recommends that women only consume 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of sugar a day and that men only consume 9 teaspoons (37.5 grams) per day (source).    That means if you choose to drink your sugar allotment in a can of pop, you can have less than half the can!

So, choose your sugar wisely and try to get if from natural sources like fruits.  Then you will also get added nutrients like fiber and vitamins.

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…..and definitely don’t try to get your sugar  from condensed milk!

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