The World Health Organization (WHO) provided a document supplied by the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) entitled, “Consumption of Added Sugars Among U.S. Adults, 2005–2010.” In this document, it was determined that the maximum daily consumption of added sugar should not exceed:
25 grams or 6 teaspoons per day.
As of 2014, The American Heart Association claimed the average American consumed approximately
20 teaspoons of sugar daily.
Added sugar in our foods certainly goes by many different names including: white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, high fructose corn syrup, malt syrup, maple syrup, pancake syrup, fructose sweetener, liquid fructose, honey, molasses, anhydrous dextrose, crystal dextrose, and dextrin. This is where the “HIDDEN NAME” originated!
Blaming manufacturers for “trickery” in their labeling practices, however, only goes so far. The consumer has blinded him and herself to the CLEARLY IDENTIFIED ingredient called
as demonstrated in the various picture examples below:
Consumers consider some of these products to be “healthy foods.” If a food containing “healthy ingredients” adds large quantities of SUGAR, it is no longer a HEALTHY FOOD!
With so many Americans fearing a potential health crisis because of limited health insurance, one ANSWER to reducing major illnesses starts by reducing SUGAR CONSUMPTION. Reading labels and understanding ingredients can dramatically reduce the cost of health care. The fewer the ingredients, the more likely the product is based on REAL FOOD!
It’s time we stop pointing our fingers at government, insurers and doctors and begin taking ACTION STEPS increasing our INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY for making BETTER personal CHOICES.
READ THE FOOD LABELS FOR SUGAR
BEFORE CONSUMING THE PRODUCT so you can PREVENT diseases including heart disease, diabetes (excluding Type One), obesity. cancer, stroke and depression from happening in the first place!